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Join us for "Fun, Fitness, and Friendship".

The Vancouver Venturers Walking Club, officially known as the Vancouver 'Venturers Volkssport Club, is a friendly outdoor walking club. We have a lot of fun and are always keen to welcome newcomers. Our club was formed in 1997 and we have been on Meetup since 2018. We now have more than 400 full-fledged (annual dues-paying) members. We enjoy walks throughout the year, RAIN OR SHINE, all over Metro Vancouver and occasionally further afield. If you are looking for something to do that's enjoyable, healthful, and non-competitive, you may well find that our club fits the bill.

Our walks are restricted to club members who have paid $15 for a 12-month membership. If you have not yet done so, and you would like to join us on our walks, please follow these instructions:
Send an email to stating that you'd like to fill out a membership form.   In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP. Please allow at least 24 hours for a reply.

Please note:  Although the number of attendees indicated for any event may appear low, be assured that you will be walking with many club members who have not RSVP’d.  We rarely have fewer than 15 participants at any of our walks.

With very rare exceptions, all of our walks are round trip walks, which return to the start point. Almost all of our walks are easily accessible by transit and there is usually ample free parking at the start location, except in and near downtown Vancouver. There's always a choice between a 10 km route and a shorter (usually 5 km) route.  Walking at a moderate pace without interruption, most people can expect to complete a 10 km walk in about 2 hours and a 5 km walk in approximately 1 hour. This year we have 73 different routes and are hosting walks on 209 days (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).

Our walks start at 10 am and typically attract between 15 and 35 participants. At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register (sign in) and pay a participation fee of $1 (or occasionally $2). Our membership fees and walk fees cover our costs; we are strictly non-profit.

Immediately following a walk, many of us will go to a designated eatery nearby to enjoy a nice lunch and more conversation.

If you have any questions, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

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