What we're about

Who We Are

The Crowsnest Outdoors Society is a local group of outdoor enthusiasts and we coordinate hiking, scrambling, overnight backpacking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing trips throughout the year in the Crowsnest Pass and surrounding areas. We welcome anyone to join our membership and get out with us for evening and weekend trips that range from very easy to very difficult.

View more information about the society here: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/about/

Memberships

To join this Meetup group and attend all of the member-only trips posted in this Meetup group, you must be a paid member of the Crowsnest Outdoors Society. An individual membership is $30/year and a family is $60/year. If you would like to be a member, please visit www.crowsnestoutdoors.com/memberships (http://www.crowsnestoutdoors.com/memberships.) to fill out our membership form and view details about payment information.

In order to be accepted into this group, you must have completed both the membership form and sent payment.

Non-Member Hikes

We will schedule hikes that are open to non-members to give those an opportunity to check out what we are all about! These will only be posted on our Facebook page.

Thank You, Crowsnest Pass

** We appreciate your patience as we transition from having our events on Facebook to this Meetup group. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can email us at crowsnestoutdoors@gmail.com. **

Upcoming events (3)

Pass Powderkeg Trails

13019 20 Ave

** Please read the entire description before RSVPing. ** Join Kayla out for a hike on the ski hill trails. We will decide as a group where to go. We could go all the way to the top and back down or something easier. Group Limit: 15 members, including the coordinator ** When you RSVP, there will be a guest option. This is ONLY for parents who have children, to indicate how many children they will be bringing on the hike. Do not use this for a partner or a friend. They must have their own Meetup account and be part of the group and RSVP. If they do not do this, they will not be able to attend. ** Meeting Time: Please meet between 5:20-5:30 pm inside the gazebo in the park across from Stone's Throw Cafe. We will begin the hike right from here. Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate (Not sure what this means? View our Trip Ratings here: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/pages/29264667/Trip_Ratings/) Distance and Elevation Gain: If we go all the way to the top, then the hike will be around 10km and 325m. However, if the group elects not to do this then expect around 5 - 7km with 150m of elevation gain. Expected Trip Length: 2 to 2.5 hours Children & Dogs: Both are welcome to attend, but please ensure you are close to them and watching them, especially if it is a larger group. Required Gear: - Appropriate clothing for the weather (layers, rain jacket, mitts and toque) - Proper hiking footwear (sturdy grip) - Water and snacks - Bear spray Optional, but Recommended Gear: - Hiking poles - Personal first aid kit IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - It is the members responsibility to check this event up to noon on the day of the trip for any updates, changes, or cancellations. The coordinator will try their best to contact all of the members who have RSVP'd, but this is not guaranteed. - Your trip coordinators of the Crowsnest Outdoors Society are volunteers, not certified guides. All members are responsible for assessing their current physical condition, the weather conditions, and watching themselves on the trail. You are responsible for your own safety and well-being, as well as any children or pets that are with you. - You will be required to sign a waiver at the meeting location. If you don't sign the waiver, you will not be able to attend. - Ensure you have familiarized yourself with our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/pages/29264688/COS_Code_of_Conduct/ RSVP Courtesy: If you have committed to attend and then cannot go, please ensure that you change your RSVP on this event. When the guest list is full, Meetup will automatically create a waitlist. By withdrawing it allows the first person on the waitlist to be put on the attendance. Please make every effort to do this at least 24 hours before the trip (although we understand this could be out of your control).

Big Bear / Saddle Mountain

13019 20 Ave

** Please read the entire description before RSVPing. ** Join Kayla out for a morning hike up to the top of Saddle Mountain along the trail known as Big Bear. This is a favourite for bikers, runners, and hikers all around. Group Limit: 20 members, including the coordinator ** When you RSVP, there will be a guest option. This is ONLY for parents who have children, to indicate how many children they will be bringing on the hike. Do not use this for a partner or a friend. They must have their own Meetup account and be part of the group and RSVP. If they do not do this, they will not be able to attend. ** Meeting Time: Please meet at 8:50 am inside the gazebo in the park across from Stone's Throw Cafe so that we can leave promptly at 9:00 am. Be prepared to carpool to the York Creek Staging Area in south Coleman. Difficulty Level: Moderate (Not sure what this means? View our Trip Ratings here: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/pages/29264667/Trip_Ratings/) Distance and Elevation Gain: 11.5 km / 525m Expected Trip Length: 4 to 4.5 hours of hiking, depending on the pace of the group and how long we stay at the summit. Children & Dogs: Both are welcome to attend, but please ensure you are close to them and watching them, especially if it is a larger group. Required Gear: - Appropriate clothing for the weather (layers, rain jacket, mitts and toque) - Proper hiking footwear (sturdy grip) - Lunch, snacks and water - Bear spray Optional, but Recommended Gear: - Hiking poles - Personal first aid kit IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - It is the members responsibility to check this event up to noon on the day before the trip for any updates, changes, or cancellations. The coordinator will try their best to contact all of the members who have RSVP'd, but this is not guaranteed. - Your trip coordinators of the Crowsnest Outdoors Society are volunteers, not certified guides. All members are responsible for assessing their current physical condition, the weather conditions, and watching themselves on the trail. You are responsible for your own safety and well-being, as well as any children or pets that are with you. - You will be required to sign a waiver at the meeting location. If you don't sign the waiver, you will not be able to attend. - Ensure you have familiarized yourself with our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/pages/29264688/COS_Code_of_Conduct/ RSVP Courtesy: If you have committed to attend and then cannot go, please ensure that you change your RSVP on this event. When the guest list is full, Meetup will automatically create a waitlist. By withdrawing it allows the first person on the waitlist to be put on the attendance. Please make every effort to do this at least 24 hours before the trip (although we understand this could be out of your control).

Beauvais Lake Trails

13019 20 Ave

** Please read the entire description before RSVPing. ** Join Kayla for a hike on some of the trails at Beauvais Lake Provincial Park! We will decide together as a group where we go when we get there. There are a wide variety of options and trails in the area. Group Limit: 20 members, including the coordinator ** When you RSVP, there will be a guest option. This is ONLY for parents who have children, to indicate how many children they will be bringing on the hike. Do not use this for a partner or a friend. They must have their own Meetup account and be part of the group and RSVP. If they do not do this, they will not be able to attend. ** Meeting Time: Please meet at 4:50 pm inside the gazebo in the park across from Stone's Throw Cafe so that we can leave promptly at 5:00 pm. Be prepared to carpool to Beauvais Lake PP which is about 30 min drive away. If you are coming from the east and wish to meet us at Beauvais Lake PP, please leave a comment on this event to inform the coordinator and other members. Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate (Not sure what this means? View our Trip Ratings here: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/pages/29264667/Trip_Ratings/) Distance and Elevation Gain: Around 5km and between[masked]m. Expected Trip Length: Up to 2 hours of hiking time, with 30 mins of driving each way. Children & Dogs: Both are welcome to attend, but please ensure you are close to them and watching them, especially if it is a larger group. Required Gear: - Headlamp (just in case, because it's fall and the sun sets early) - Appropriate clothing for the weather (layers, rain jacket, mitts, toque) - Proper hiking footwear (sturdy grip) - Snacks and water - Bear spray Optional, but Recommended Gear: - Hiking poles - Personal first aid kit IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - It is the members responsibility to check this event up to noon on the day of the trip for any updates, changes, or cancellations. The coordinator will try their best to contact all of the members who have RSVP'd, but this is not guaranteed. - Your trip coordinators of the Crowsnest Outdoors Society are volunteers, not certified guides. All members are responsible for assessing their current physical condition, the weather conditions, and watching themselves on the trail. You are responsible for your own safety and well-being, as well as any children or pets that are with you. - You will be required to sign a waiver at the meeting location. If you don't sign the waiver, you will not be able to attend. - Ensure you have familiarized yourself with our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/CrowsnestOutdoorsSociety/pages/29264688/COS_Code_of_Conduct/ RSVP Courtesy: If you have committed to attend and then cannot go, please ensure that you change your RSVP on this event. When the guest list is full, Meetup will automatically create a waitlist. By withdrawing it allows the first person on the waitlist to be put on the attendance. Please make every effort to do this at least 24 hours before the trip (although we understand this could be out of your control).

Past events (19)

Mount Albert

13019 20 Ave

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