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Your participation in COOC activities may expose you to physical risks that could result in injury.  As a member you are responsible for choosing whether or not to participate in a particular event based on your assessment of your own capabilities and the risks of the activity itself.

Contact Us: send an email to: cooc.outdoors@gmail.com

Please note:  we may ask for a $10 donation from time to time, to cover club expenses. Any excess club funds will be donated to trails/wilderness causes. Please do not send money unless there is a club-wide notice to do so.

The original hiking club was founded in 1997 when a few like-minded folks started hanging out and chugging their way up some of the local slopes. Through time, the club morphed into an informal group of 40+ (age that is) outdoor enthusiasts, arranging activities that include hiking, biking, downhill and cross-country ski, backpack and snowshoeing in the Kelowna area and beyond.

Today, we are still informal and gather occasionally to hash out ideas for adventure. Now however, Meetup is used to create and share events and trips. Most hikes/bikes etc. are local and inexpensive.

Sometimes, a brave soul will organize something further afield for a few days or maybe a couple of weeks.

If you want to find out more, send an email to: cooc.outdoors@gmail.com

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Upcoming events (3)

Okanagan Centre Highlands

Beacon Hill Drive

This is a 5-6 km hike and 1.5-2 hours, depending on our stops. In other words, it’s an easy hike but well worth it if you haven’t seen the views over Okanagan Lake. This area is under development and may not be accessible at some point, so see it while you can. Bring snack/lunch, we will definitely be lingering at the viewpoints.

Meet at the end of Beacon Hill Dr. in Lake Country at 10 am - see map pin. Anyone who wants to carpool from Kelowna should come to the Apple Bowl at 9:30 and we can match people up. I have room for 4 more in my truck and will be there.



Hi everyone. This is a different hike than I have done before, altho to be honest I did get part way on it this past weekend. Reason...because I did not have spikes nor poles along, which I was assured I would not need, but yes I would have been fine with them.

The trail is just under 5 km. return loop in Lake Country....not far from Grey Monk Winery. The views of Okanagan lake north and south are amazing. Lots of the trail is flat and purely walkable while there are a few technical spots involved with mud and perhaps ice, if some still exists by next Monday. There are many trails in this area and this may well intersect one that Peter is doing on Saturday, although the starting point is different.

The address per site is 8756 Okanagan Centre Rd. W. Just before you reach that address (which is on the left hand side of road) you will pass a dog park on your right. Slowly pass the dog park (and the erroneos address) and just a few meters further there will be another parking lot with small building on your right, just as the road curves. Park there and we will start the trail there. I knows it sounds confusing . Why they give this address is totally beyond me.

Bring your lunch and weather permitting, we will stop at a high viewpoint to eat and take photos. Also bring mini spikes with you, as a precaution and poles if you are more comfortable with them.
Any questions post below and I will try to answer them.


Madeleine :)


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* I have opened this to 18 but will keep it at that number.

How about a nice April walk on the KVR. I have biked as far as FAULDER myself and continued for a portion thereafter. Beautiful scenery in the area. I have posted 3 hours only for taking in any stops we will make.
We will meet across from the KVR train Station on Bathville Rd. In Summerland. Bring your water and a lunch and we may find a sunny spot to sit and enjoy the sun.

Directions: Take 97 to a Rosedale exit. Turn right onto Rosedale and continue through the 3 roundabouts. At the 3rd go straight onto Prairie Valley. Follow the blue KVR signs and when you reach Doherty, turn right. This will take you to a “Y” and stay left onto Bathville. Go Past the landfill, pass the train station, cross the tracks and there is a small parking lot on your left.

After the walk we can stop in Summerland for ice cream. Oops forgot to mention..anyone in Kelowna wanting to carpool please arrange yourselves OR we can meet at WINGS in Westbank and pool from there. I can take 3.

Madeleine 😊


Past events (475)

Knox Mtn Peak to Peak

Knox Mountain Park

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