What we're about

We are a group of fun and enthusiastic walkers scattered across the Greater Vancouver area who love to exercise and socialize. The organizer, the assistant organizers, and the event hosts (http://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/members/?op=leaders) are all volunteers. No-one pays us to do this - we just enjoy walking and enjoy sharing our knowledge about places with other people.

Your event organizers spend time and effort describing the walks as completely as possible, so please take the time to read the event description carefully, and maybe re-read it just before the walk so you'll know everything you need to know.

Our walks can be anywhere in the Lower Mainland area, depending on where the organizer of the particular walk ("event") has decided to go. To see where we've walked, check out the list of our past walks (http://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/#past), with clickable links to the details about each one.

Some of our walks begin after a 15-minute catch-up time for those who cannot make it to the posted start time. Please read the description carefully to see if it is one of those or not.

If your plans change, please change your RSVP. You can do that any time up to the start of the walk. All walks will take place rain or shine, unless otherwise stated in the event description.

The walks may be round trip walks, which return to the starting point, or they may be "one-way" walks. If you have arrived by public transportation at the starting point, the "one-way" walks will be no problem for you, but if you have arrived by car at the starting point, you will either need to take public transportation back to the starting point, or make prior arrangements with at least one other driver to leave one car at the end point and carpool back to the starting point together.

There is no obligation to attend our walks regularly. Some of our group members are "fair weather walkers" and only enjoy walking when the sun is shining. Some members may decide to take a year or even two off from our group. Come only when you want to.

All of our walks are free of charge. The organizer pays $19.00/month to the Meetup organization, so beginning in 2018 she began charging membership dues. To pay your dues, go to the Members page ( https://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/members/ ), and you'll see a link about halfway down the right-hand side of the page. Apparently, in some cases you may need to go into your full member profile. The payment option is on the left side of the member's profile. Alternatively, you can just go to this link to pay your dues: https://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/dues/ .

If you have an idea for a walk, please post it on the discussion board (http://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/messages/boards/). If you are interested in leading a walk of your own, we suggest that you come along on at least a couple of our walks so you can get a feel for our "style". Then let the organizer know and she will more than likely make you an event organizer.

All types of people are welcome to join us on our walks. Your ethnic group, religious background, gender, marital status, job, make no difference to us, and all ages are welcome, as well. Of course we hope anyone needing assistance will come with someone who will look out for them and help them as need be. Your organizers are not trained to help people with disabilities nor to look after children.

Here are some of the different types of walks we have:

Weekend walks, which tend to be longer and paced at a normal walking pace. These are exploration walks, where you will see some areas of the Lower Mainland that you might not have seen before.

Evening repeating fast walks, which are very fast paced - for a nice low-impact work-out. These tend to be in the same area every time, so you always know what you're going to get.

Weekday repeating walks, for folks who do not have a 9-5 work schedule. These tend to be a smaller group, and the walks are not as long as the weekend walks. The pace is a normal walking pace.

We leave the bigger, more rigorous treks to the various hiking meetup groups, such as the Vancouver Hiking Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-176/) or the Vancouver Outdoor Club (http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Outdoor-Club/), and many of our members are members of one or more of those groups as well.

If you have questions about a particular walk that has been posted, please contact that event host, whose name will be labelled as such on the RSVP list. If you have questions about the group in general, please contact the main organizer (http://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/members/1747416/).

For our Walk Guidelines, please see this page: Walk Guidelines (http://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/pages/Walk_Guidelines/)

Thanks for reading,

Your organizer team

The Vancouver Walking Meetup Group

Legal disclaimer: When you click "Yes" on your RSVP, you, the reader, acknowledge that participation in The Vancouver Walking Meetup events/activities carries with it inherent risks including, but not limited to, the risk of injury. And you, the reader, freely accept and fully assume all such risk(s). It is the participant's individual responsibility to verify that they are in good health and are physically capable of carrying out the activity or any events/activities organized by The Vancouver Walking Meetup. Therefore, in consideration of being allowed to participate, individuals release the Vancouver Walking Meetup, and its event organizers, and members from all liability in respect of any personal injury suffered, any damage or loss of personal property, which may arise out of participation in any Vancouver Walking Meetup events/activities.

Upcoming events (5+)

Oakridge/Kerrisdale/Shaughnessy Loop (11km)

Oakridge - 41st Avenue

I last hosted this walk on February 26th, 2019!! The weather that day was sunny & 2C and we were happy cuz it hadn’t snowed in several days. Let’s go see how many new homes we can find Start of Meet Up: We’ll meet on the plaza at the street level entrance of the Oakridge/41st Canada Line Station at 10:45AM, Wednesday, February 26th. If you’re running late, post a message so we know & meet us on the Cambie side of the 49th Ave Station; we’ll pass there by about 11:15AM. Weather: Cloudy & 7C Overview of this Walk: About 90% of this route is walking thru quiet residential streets. Basics: I recommend good quality shoes + bringing water Route Description: The loop goes between 35th & 57th Avenues and just east of Cambie (Alberta St) to West Blvd in the west. Meet Up Time: 10:45AM Start Time: Walking commences at 11:00AM (or earlier if everyone has arrived) Distance: 11.3km Pace: Let’s try for 5km/hr. This is a moderate pace for most walkers. For Those Who Like: Walking thru neighbourhood streets. Map of Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7334261 Walking Time: 2:15-2:30 Lunch: (optional) the White Spot in Oakridge (it closes later this Spring) Washrooms: come early & use the facilities at Oakridge (or after); on route: Kerrisdale CC (7km), VanDusen Gardens (9.9km) Transit: Take the Canada Line. We’ll be at the top of the stairs as you exit the station. Or the R4 Express Bus (between UBC & Joyce Station along 41st) may be a better option for some of you. This is a loop walk; should you need or choose to drive, please adhere to parking regulations.

Original False Creek Fast Walk Workout Meetup

Science World

We meet rain or shine every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm in front of the bike rack at Science World and power walk a total of 10km along False Creek with a 10 minute water/washroom break once we hit English Bay. We finish by 8pm at the latest and you're welcome to join us for all three meet up days or else just once or twice per week. If you're feeling intimidated about getting back into shape, don't worry! We may love to get in a good workout, but also equally enjoy chatting with new people and mingling with old friends along the way. So bring a friend or work pal, lace up your running shoes and come for the workout fun, but leave with the new friends you'll meet.

King Edwardo Station to Jⱺyce Stazione in the Stygian Rain

King Edward Station

Let's work for some guilt free comfort food! This route is sort of an uphill, but rarely steep mix of urban trails, back alleys, streets and actual trails. Blin Sized Map(https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7446048) smart phone link: (https://wifflegif.com/gifs/669617-aggressive-retsuko-aggretsuko-gif) We’ll meet up at 10:45 a.m. outside King Edward station and will commence ambulation at 11 .am. sharp. For a shorter walk, join at Fraser, or Knight Streets. The route is 10.2 km, the pace will be moderate (~4.5 km/hr, except on uphill patches), with no-one left behind. It should take about 2 hours, 27 minutes and 3 seconds, more or less. Weather will be x degrees and rainy with plentiful rainfall and penguins falling from the sky. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDglOhxmdA). Cancelled if: The sun goes red giant a bit early, or I hear belligerent wombats belching the national anthem of Amber, backwards. WASHROOMS!!!!!: in Queen Elizabeth Park about 1 km in. And at the park 5.2 km in. So there's a few chances to purify the local waterways. The route terminates at (https://www.yelp.ca/biz/super-great-pizza-vancouver), right across the street from Joyce Skytrain Station. Cash only.

Original False Creek Fast Walk Workout Meetup

Science World

We meet rain or shine every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm in front of the bike rack at Science World and power walk a total of 10km along False Creek with a 10 minute water/washroom break once we hit English Bay. We finish by 8pm at the latest and you're welcome to join us for all three meet up days or else just once or twice per week. If you're feeling intimidated about getting back into shape, don't worry! We may love to get in a good workout, but also equally enjoy chatting with new people and mingling with old friends along the way. So bring a friend or work pal, lace up your running shoes and come for the workout fun, but leave with the new friends you'll meet.

Past events (5,047)

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