What we're about

ENJOY WILDERNESS/BACKCOUNTRY ACTIVITIES IN ALL 4-SEASONS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND & BEYOND, including (though not limited to):

  • TRAIL ACTIVITIES – mostly multi-day backpacking trip but open to day hikes
  • PADDLING ACTIVITIES – kayaking & canoeing trips (both, day & multi-day)
  • SNOW ACTIVITIES – snowshoeing hikes and winter camping trips

All skill-levels/ages welcome to the group, although the host may decide skill-levels needed for any trip.

  • IF YOU ARE NEW OR REFRESHING YOUR SKILLS for any backcountry activity, join the Intro/Boot-Camp activities that may be arranged.
  • IF YOU ARE ALREADY EXPERIENCED and looking for people to join on a trip that you can plan, contact the organizer to discuss your interest.

The only requirement to joining is a shared enthusiasm and respect for NATURE and others in the group!

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Bowron Lake Circuit (Canoe/Kayak)

Needs a location

CA$10.00

READ ALL THE DETAILS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR RSVP & PAYING THE EVENT FEES.

Bowron Lake Circuit booked for a group of 6 people starting at 9:00 am on Sep 3. This world renowned 116Km paddling circuit involves 10.8Km portage across a chain of 10 lakes, offering pristine wilderness & wildlife viewing opportunities.

Here are the high-level details:

  • 6-7 days of paddling + full day of driving from Victoria to the park site (similar driving time for the return back to Victoria)
  • Canoe or Sea Kayaks allowed. All paddlers must have appropriate experience and equipment for this kind of multi-day wilderness trip (the organizers reserve the right to refuse participation to anyone who is deemed unsuitable and in that case, the $10 event fee paid with the RSVP will be refunded).
  • BC Parks charges non-refundable reservation fee of $18.00 (+tax) per canoe/kayak + circuit fees of $60.00/person (for both, solo/tandem).
  • BC Parks allows cancellation more than 28 days before the departure date with full refund less $6 cancellation fees AND non-refundable reservation fees (no refunds for cancellations with 28 or less days).
  • For now, I have paid all the reservation charges on my credit card. The BC Parks reservation related amounts can be e-transfered to me by each participant after the group is finalized.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Necessary paddling & wilderness camping experience/equipment.
  • Carpooling while driving to/from the site (fuel and parking cost to be shared - to be discussed further during the planning meetings)
  • Each participant responsible for all expenses & equipment (potential sharing of equipment can be discussed in the pre-meeting).
  • Leave No Trace principles apply and must be respected by all
  • You are responsible for your own safety
  • Must be double vaccinated for Covid19 and able to support prevailing pandemic related guidelines from BC Health Office.

MANDATORY FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • Provide a signed WAIVER FORM to the organizer before the trip (available at the weblinks below): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K8lnACTF8nZDoEgeo_23Efmd7X01WMgJ/view?usp=sharing
  • Provide an emergency phone # to the organizer before the trip.
  • Pay EVENT FEE: $10 per participant for all multi-day/overnight events. This fee is ONLY for defraying the annual subscription $$ payable to the MEETUP.COM (EVENT PARTICIPATION FEES & PAYMENT POLICIES details available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZrCDu4Lzpf9GctyRMTgVKlvlbE2yNX4/view?usp=sharing)
  • Participate in the pre-trip meeting (s) scheduled by the organizer (meetings to discuss/workout details + practice paddling together)

DISCLAIMER

  • Events are led by volunteers who have no special training such as first aid, survival, etc.
  • The organizer may refuse participation where there are concerns that may affect safety and well-being of all.

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North Coast Trail

Needs a location

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