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.

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+)

Burnaby --> New Westminster --> Richmond --> Delta

Edmonds Station

Time to buy a new pair of shoes and test them out on a 4 city, 12 km walk. Dave W has one on today too but he's already full with a wait list. This walk should appeal to the overflow. For those who like: visiting 4 cities on one walk Starting Time: start meeting up at 1:45 - walk starts at 2 PM. Getting there: take the skytrain Cancelled If: It won't be. Pace: no walker left behind Distance: 12.1 km Time: approx 2 1/2 hour. Elevation Gain: down 95m then back up. Weather: 22 with 5% chance of rain Washroom Break: that skating rink just over the AF bridge After Walk Snack: Todai Sushi The end of the walk: 84 Ave @ 12 Street (buses to Canada Line or Expo Line)

Twin Bridges Walk

The Lynn Canyon Cafe

We'll do a loop through Lynn Canyon and Seymour Canyon to visit the newest suspension bridge in North Vancouver. This walk has spectacular scenery. Which as you probably expect from my walks, by this point. You have to work for them. :-) Meeting Place: We'll meet in front of the cafe by the washrooms. Meetup time: 1:45 pm. Start time: 2:00 pm. Distance: 11 km. Map: Route Map (https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7333395) Terrain: Mostly trails and some gravel roads. The hills are moderate to steep and there are a few sets of stairs. Time: 2.5 - 3 hours. Transit Accessible: Yes.

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.

Forlorn and Lonely VCC Clarke Station, to Howe/Smithe

VCC Clark Skytrain Station

We’ll meet up at 9:45 at VCC Clarke Skytrain Station and will commence ambulation at 10 am. sharp. We'll do this route: (https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7375230) Here's a smart phone map. () The route is 7 km, the pace will be moderate (~4.5 km/hr, except on uphill patches), with no-one left behind. Weather will be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsAa0KzaJSg Be prepared. Cancelled if: Passenger Pigeons are spotted riding zeppelins towards the East Pole of Planet Blin while smoking el Productos. IOW, it be on, arrrrrrghhhhh! There is a washroom break at 3.8 km. at the Creekside Community Centre. Might be others, but no guarantees. The route terminates at Howe/Smithe, where there is a Waves, wherein good coffee is to be had. Snacks, perhaps. From there, you can walk to the Burrard or Yaletown Skytrains.

Past events (4,602)

Saturday afternoon trek to the Himalaya (2nd try)

Metrotown Station

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