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*** IMPORTANT NOTICE: To comply with public health orders and recommendations, and out of concern for our members’ health and safety, the Vancouver ’Venturers have decided to cancel all events scheduled up to and including May 24. ***

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Join us - RAIN OR SHINE - for "Fun, Fitness, and Friendship". 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 now has more than 150 full-fledged members. We enjoy walks throughout the year, rain or shine, all over Metro Vancouver and occasionally further afield. There's always a choice between a 10 km route and a 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.

At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk. At the start point you will also be required to pay a participation fee of either $1 or $2, depending on the walk. These small fees help cover our costs.

If you are looking for something to do that's enjoyable, healthful, and non-competitive, why not join us on one of our walks to see what it's like? Just identify yourself as a new walker when you arrive at the start point.

Please be advised that photographs and video recordings of walks and associated activities may be taken. These may be posted to Meetup, elsewhere on the internet, and/or in our club's newsletter. If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded, please let the photographer know. Otherwise, it will be assumed that you have no objection to being photographed and/or video-recorded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Upcoming events (2)

VANCOUVER - Downtown - Chinatown

Needs a location

CA$1.00

At the present time our walks are restricted to full-fledged club members only. If you have not yet paid $15 for an annual membership and you would like to join us on our walks, please let us know by sending an email to [masked]. In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

*** Registration starts at 9:30 am. All walkers must register no later than 9:55 am. Walk times are staggered from 9:35 am to 10:00 am. ***

Please do not ask where we’ll be meeting. The start point of this walk will be made known by email only to full-fledged club members and to prospective members who have submitted membership forms. If you have any other questions or comments, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to [masked].

This route goes through Downtown, Gastown and Chinatown with an opportunity to walk inside the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park. Walk also includes a heritage walk through parts of Strathcona, the oldest residential neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver - discover historic buildings and sidewalk mosaics. Since we are so close to the water, we will enjoy a walk in Crab Park at Portside plus much more as we make our way back to the start point.

Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain - Simon Fraser University

Needs a location

CA$2.00

At the present time our walks are restricted to full-fledged club members only. If you have not yet paid $15 for an annual membership and you would like to join us on our walks, please let us know by sending an email to [masked]. In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

*** Registration starts at 9:30 am. All walkers must register no later than 9:55 am. Walk times are staggered from 9:35 am to 10:00 am. ***

Please do not ask where we’ll be meeting. The start point of this walk will be made known by email only to full-fledged club members and to prospective members who have submitted membership forms. If you have any other questions or comments, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to [masked].

Simon Fraser University is an interesting campus to explore with its Arthur Erickson (Famous Canadian) buildings & the new sustainable residential community of UniverCity. The route will also go past Burnaby’s Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) Pavilion.

Past events (181)

VANCOUVER - Shaughnessy - Olympic Village - Cambie Bridge

Needs a location

CA$1.00

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