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Join us - RAIN OR SHINE - 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 350 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 an annual membership. If you have not paid yet, and you would like to join us on our walks, please follow these instructions:
Send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com stating that you'd like to fill out a membership form.   In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

Almost all of our walks are easily accessible by transit and there is usually ample free parking, 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 64 different routes and are hosting walks on 197 days (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).

Our walks start at 10 am and typically attract between 20 and 50 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 vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Upcoming events (4+)

CANADA DAY - Vancouver - Downtown - West End

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CA$1.00

Our walks are restricted to club members who have paid $15 for an annual membership. If you would like to join us on our walks and you haven’t paid yet, please send an email to [masked] stating that you'd like to fill out a membership form. In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

Route Description:
This walk is made up of two loops. We will start with the 5K Western Loop which takes us to the Olympic Cauldron (2010 Winter Olympics) in Jack Poole Plaza, up onto the “green roof”, then along the Coal Harbour Seaside Greenway (Seawall), all the way to Westin Bayshore Hotel. Then through some nice heritage-home neighbourhoods in the West End. The 6K Eastern Loop goes through Downtown Vancouver, around Canada Place Building along “The Canadian Trail”, Gastown & part of Chinatown, including the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park. We will return along West Georgia, the hub of downtown shopping and transportation.

Walkers will register (sign in) at the start point between 9:30 am and 9:55 am. The walk will start at 10 am.

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow club members at the nearby lunch venue.

NOTE: Even if you have paid for an annual membership, Meetup will show your status as “Unpaid”. This is not a cause for concern. “Unpaid” simply means that you haven’t yet paid the $1 or $2 participation fee associated with this walk. The participation fee is never prepaid; it is paid on the day of the walk when you arrive at the start point.

If you have any questions, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to [masked].

Delta – Ladner – Parks Walk

Needs a location

CA$1.00

Our walks are restricted to club members who have paid $15 for an annual 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 vancouverventurers@gmail.com stating that you'd like to fill out a membership form. In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP. Do NOT send us this message via Meetup.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:
We will take a perimeter route that borders the scenic Fraser River Estuary. As we exit the park, we'll proceed along Ferry Road to the South Arm Marshes where a little bit of unexpected magic will await us. This route also passes through Ernie Burnett Park and a rare gem of nature known only to locals so it has yet to be named. Truly, a “magical” walk!

Walkers will register (sign in) at the start point between 9:30 am and 9:55 am. The walk will start at 10 am.

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow club members for lunch at the designated eatery nearby.

NOTE: Even if you have paid for an annual membership, Meetup will show your status as “Unpaid”. This is not a cause for concern. “Unpaid” simply means that you haven’t yet paid the $1 or $2 participation fee associated with this walk. The participation fee is never prepaid; it is paid on the day of the walk when you arrive at the start point.

If you have any questions, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

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North Vancouver - Lonsdale Quay - Spirit Trail East - Lynn Creek

Needs a location

CA$1.00

Our walks are restricted to club members who have paid $15 for an annual membership. If you would like to join us on our walks and you haven’t paid yet, please send an email to **[masked] **stating that you'd like to fill out a membership form. In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

Route Description:
Walk the Spirit Trail east of Lonsdale Quay that will take you to Moodyville Park and Park & Tilford Gardens, onwards to a trail along Lynn Creek to Bridgman Park, then to Sunrise Park. Besides admiring the nature around you, take in the spectacular view of Vancouver city across Burrard Inlet as you pass Lonsdale Quay and the Shipyards. Check out the history of the “Benjamin Sewall” as you pass by the grain elevators. So much to see! It’s worth taking this walk.

Walkers will register (sign in) at the start point between 9:30 am and 9:55 am. The walk will start at 10 am.

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow club members at the nearby lunch venue.

NOTE: Even if you have paid for an annual membership, Meetup will show your status as “Unpaid”. This is not a cause for concern. “Unpaid” simply means that you haven’t yet paid the $1 or $2 participation fee associated with this walk. The participation fee is never prepaid; it is paid on the day of the walk when you arrive at the start point.

If you have any questions, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to [masked].

VANCOUVER - Shaughnessy - Quilchena Park

Needs a location

CA$1.00

Our walks are restricted to club members who have paid $15 for an annual 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 vancouverventurers@gmail.com stating that you'd like to fill out a membership form. In the subject line of your email, write MEETUP.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:
The route goes through impressive Shaughnessy with its many mansions, and into Quilchena Park.

Walkers will register (sign in) at the start point between 9:30 am and 9:55 am. The walk will start at 10 am.

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow club members for lunch at the designated eatery nearby.

NOTE: Even if you have paid for an annual membership, Meetup will show your status as “Unpaid”. This is not a cause for concern. “Unpaid” simply means that you haven’t yet paid the $1 or $2 participation fee associated with this walk. The participation fee is never prepaid; it is paid on the day of the walk when you arrive at the start point.

If you have any questions, please post them here on Meetup or send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Past events (413)

BURNABY - Central Park

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CA$1.00

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