What we're about

I started this group after a difficult time in my life and it is the best thing I ever did for myself. I find being out in the fresh air and socializing with like minded people while enjoying nature very therapeutic. While enjoying nature and people we all get fit as well.

There are a lot of people out there who would like to get active but find there is no regular postings on the calendar. That is my aim. We all have different abilities, likes and dislikes not to mention available time differences.

This group calendar is well established now. It was started in August 2010!! Hard to believe it is 10 years old!! We have biking on Mondays but we do not bike in strong winds or rain. Tuesdays we have easy to moderate hikes although YOU DO NEED TO BE FIT TO PARTICIPATE. To help you get into shape we have a Saturday outing which is less kms and an easier pace and little elevation. On Fridays we have Kayaking/canoeing for experienced paddlers. EXPECT TO BE SENT HOME IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR YOUR OUTING. It is very important to read and understand the day's outing. All outings are described and it is mentioned what is required for the trip. FOR YOUR SAFETY AND OTHERS PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION POSTED ON ANY SCHEDULED EVENT!!!

Now the fun part is when your fitness level has improved from a 2 hour + walk or hike on a Saturday you will be able to join us on a Tuesday for a 4-6 hour or more easy to moderate hike or an endurance walk of 17-20kms. The list goes on so check the calendar. So much to do and so little time so the sooner you start, the faster you get fit to enjoy some really beautiful scenic places!!!!

You need to know how to kayak/canoe, have enough experience to join us and to be able to transport your own kayak/canoe. Kayaks/canoes can be rented from Western Canoe/Kayak on Salton in Abbotsford. They are very good and will outfit you with everything you need and are very reasonable. Again, read all about the event so you know and understand what is needed and what we are doing.

**********A FULL FACIAL PHOTO IS REQUIRED ON OUR PROFILE . IF AN EMERGENCY ARISES DUE TO AN ACCIDENT OR A HIKER HAS GONE OFF THE TRAIL IT IS A REQUIREMENT TO HELP THE SEARCH AND RESCUE CREW TO IDENTIFY YOU. EXPECT TO BE TAKEN OFF THE LIST OR REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE UPON ARRIVAL IF YOU HAVE COME UNPREPARED OR DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED PHOTO.***************

Check out the photos and you can see all the great places that you can walk/hike, bike or kayak/canoe to. The majority of the walks/hikes and other events are around the Abbotsford/Chiilliwack/Maple Ridge area.

Lets get moving, enjoy each other's company and make new friends as well as appreciate where we live!

******It's very important to know your own level, We try to stress for your own safety the needs for each posted event. To really enjoy your walk/hike MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD PAIR OF SOLID AND COMFORTABLE FITTING SHOES OR HIKING BOOTS AND POLES ARE AN ASSET FOR HILLS OR LONG WALKS/HIKES. THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL IN SUPPORTING YOUR WEIGHT AS WELL AS YOUR BALANCE.********

Check the internet to see what is required for a "day trip". Bare necessities such as bandaids, hand sanitizer, bell for warning animals when we are on the trail, compass, whistle etc.....Lunch/drink/snack and common sense. TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY PLEASE BE PREPARED!! Check online for the "10 essentials".

*****Please note that the organizers are not liable for your personal safety. The organizers are only there to arrange a meetup for your pleasure and enjoyment. We do not claim to be professional hikers and we do not have any medical training, basic first aid only. By attending the hikes or walks you are stating that you take full responsibility for yourself but it's a good call to look out for each other. You should also be aware of your own level of fitness and health. Common sense is a big plus. WE ARE VOLUNTEERS ONLY WHO POST AND LEAD OUTDOOR ACTIVITES FOR YOUR PLEASURE.*****

Upcoming events (5)

Slow Walk - DERBY REACH TO HOUSTON TRAIL - Langley

Derby Reach Regional Park

If you are new to the group please make sure you read ALL OF THE INFO in the "WHAT WE ARE ABOUT" section. Most of your questions should be answered there. If you have further questions please feel free to email the host of the venue you are interested in. Our aim is for you to enjoy your venue in comfort and to have you arrive at the end of your chosen venue happy and safe as well as satisfied with your leader as well as your venue. Bev's cell -[masked] PACE: comfortable pace - please do not go faster than the majority of the group. If you get ahead and do not know the venue you are responsible for yourself. Rule of thumb for safety, wait at all junctions and look behind to make sure you still see the group. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate depending on fitness level Distance: 8 kms return approx or 12 if doing the Houston Trail in reverse. Elevation Gain: 59m Houston Trail. Time: 2.5hrs +/- More if the trip is extended by doing the Houston Trail in reverse Bring: Snack/lunch/water Wear: Dress according to the weather/good footwear/pole if required Season: All year Meet Up: Edgewater Bar Campsite Park day use parking lot. NOT THE HOUSTON TRAIL PARKING LOT. INFO: This is a portion of the Fort to Fort Trail (Trans Canada Trail) which is approx 7.9kms one way from Derby Reach parking lot to Glover Road including the Houston Trail. There are still more trails beyond Derby Reach and trails on Brae Islands to be done another time. We are only doing a portion of these trails as described above. Beautiful trail. Walking along side the Fraser River with beautiful mountain views and other great scenery. Well used amazing trail all year long. Mostly flat apart from the Houston Trail.

Pranayama online Barbara Yates yoga

Online event

CA$20.00

minimun 6 months study of yoga asana required. class begins with restorative postures, more passive generally, to prepare, open chest, lungs, quiet mind. patterns of breathing, elongating and slowing breath, generally. different patterns, different purposes. focused, meditative study. takes your practice to next level. invigorates and strengthens lungs and heart. quiets and calms, centering boost to mood and outlook.

Barbara Yates - yoga

Online event

CA$20.00

Social distanced classes. semi private and private instruction. Online class. doors open, windows open. all summer, to end August. message for information.

Bike!!! South Langley Regional Trail

Campbell Valley Regional Park

PLEASE NOTE: We are not professional guides but a group of volunteers who love to share the joy of cycling. Please be aware that all members and guests cycle at their own risk. Once you sign up you we are not liable for any mishaps and we do not have any medical training. Please be responsible for yourself and follow all cycling rules and the leader's agenda. To help you to be seen and heard on the road the following equipment is strongly recommended for your bicycle: a bell, flashing front and back lights or reflectors and a mirror. Our aim is for you to enjoy your ride in comfort and to have you arrive at the end of the event happy and safe as well as satisfied with your leader and your outing. ****** Biking will be weather dependent. Sometimes cancellations can be a last minute post, so please check your messages on Wednesday night or by 8:00 am. Thursday morning.****** !!!!! FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT........ - Your bike is in good working order - Tires are inflated before arriving to the starting point - Make sure your brakes work - Have a repair kit as well as an extra inner tube. THE RIDE: This trail is a delight to travel even though it is a bit of a challenge to ride. The quaint countryside, wooded areas and views of Mt. Baker make this trail worth the effort. Please note this ride is not recommend for beginners. Terrain: We travel along horse trails, quiet country roads and gravel pathways. There are gentle rolling hills and one very steep hill. Feel free to walk up the hill as we always wait for those who chose this option. The route is about 45 km return. Lunch: Please pack a lunch and plenty to drink as there is no where to purchase a snack along this trail.

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Barbara Yates - yoga

Online event

CA$20.00

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