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 (https://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 (https://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 (https://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 (https://www.meetup.com/hiking-176/) or the Vancouver Outdoor Club (https://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 (https://www.meetup.com/walkers-129/members/1747416/).

For our Walk Guidelines, please see this page: Walk Guidelines (https://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)

10k Walk on the South end of Pacific Spirit Park weekday

4915 W 16th Ave

Note because of the many trails, it is very important to keep the same pace and together so we will be going at a reasonable pace.

I will be doing this every alternative 2 weeks

Start the trail at the Park Centre on 16th Avenue at the parking lot (washrooms there) and walk across 16th into the forest. We follow Cleveland trail, then Along the trailsback along swordfern trail, then heron back to the park hq.
Note: washrooms are available at the start/end and at Clinton junction.
I may change the trails slightly each week in order to keep it interesting.
ps i have a separate hike at vanhikers.
A great map is obtainable here http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/pacific-spirit-regional-park/

takes about 2 hrs minutes at a good pace
And about 9km

Sunny Friday Scenic Seawall

Corner of Devonian Park

Dear walkers, please note: the attendee limit (combined, from both groups) is 10 people. Please only sign up if you are 100% sure you will attend the walk. I will be checking attendance and marking no-shows, who will not be allowed on subsequent walks organized by me. If your plans have changed, please change your RSVP to No ASAP to allow someone else to take your spot.

Join us for a sunny Seawall walk around Stanley Park - one of the most scenic places in the world. For those who like: fresh ocean air, breathtaking vistas... what's not to like about the Seawall).

Distance: 10 km

Time: 2.5 hours

Meeting at 5:00PM. Walking starts at 5:10PM.
Please note that I won't be checking my phone after 5:10PM. If you want to send me a message about being late etc., make sure to do it before the start of the walk.

Meeting Spot: Devonian Harbour Park (by the BENCHES at the NORTHWEST corner of W. Georgia and Denman)

COVID-19 safety: Please bring a mask to wear in areas where we cannot maintain proper distancing. Do not join if you are sick or have been told to self-isolate.

This walk is cross-posted in another meetup group (https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-FUNtastic-Hikes-Epic-Adventures/events/278120243/).

Getting there: Take any bus on Georgia to Denman St.

Elevation Gain: 46 m

Pace: moderate (no one left behind).

Time: 2.5 hours

Washroom Breaks: Totem poles, Lumberman Arch, 3rd and 2nd beach

The end of the walk: Denman @ Davie (#5, 6 buses back downtown).

Original False Creek Fast Walk Workout Meetup

Science World

Please note that we will be following the Province's health guidelines, including encouraging members to spread out so that we can maintain 2 metres of distance between us, but we also advise you to bring and wear a mask, as it may be difficult to maintain that distance the whole time. Please note that this event is limited to 20 people.

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.

SFU Mountain multiple ways–(Loop 1) North Rd trail to SFU & Bby Mtn Park

North Road & Chapman Avenue

This is an intermediate walk or easy hike not recommended for beginner walkers. You will be taking mainly Power Line trail and Trans Canada trail. There will be options depending on public consent to choose wooded trails or open gravel roads. Either way you are heading up the mountain and back down. Beautiful Mountain, City, and Burrard Inlet views not to mention the amazing rose garden. Snack break at the Burnaby Mtn Park.

Distance: Under 10km return
Elevation: gmap is not working but not that bad

What to Bring: sunscreen, water, snack or lunch, poles if you use them.
Covid Alert: please keep yourself update with rules & recommendations of the WHO and the CDC.

RSVP: No +1 guest due to limited space. By RSVP “Yes”, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and health and well-being before, during and at anytime after the stated event. All attendees shall forever hold harmless the event organizer and other attendees and unconditionally waive any liabilities resulting from participating in the above event.

Others: You will also need shoes with good tread. Mask is mandatory if 2m social distancing cannot be maintained.

Meeting Place: Trail entrance at North Road and Chapman by 10am. It is roughly 10min walk from Burquitlam Station. Walk starts 10 min after.
Parking: Parking stalls by trail entrance or on the road.
Washroom: close to the beginning and at the Horizon Restaurant.

Past events (5,342)

Original False Creek Fast Walk Workout Meetup

Science World

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