Hiking clubs

All the Trip Planning Links You will Ever Need in One Place Ashika Parsad

All of the Trip Planning Links You Will Ever Need

The Burke Mountain Naturalists (BMN) was formed in 1989 by mostly local residents of the Tri-Cities area. Their non-profit society was created to promote the enjoyment of nature, an appreciation of the environment and to assist in conservation and preservation endeavours locally and at large. Today, the Burke Mountain Naturalists remain true to their initial goals, having developed into a very active and respected community organization. Although BMN represents much more than a hiking club, they do organize regular hikes, nature walks and family outings that non-members are welcomed to join. The Burke Mountain Naturalists’ website provides more information about their organization and their activities. Check them out!

The Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club was organized in 1994, operating in the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows area of British Columbia. They organize regular hikes throughout the year. These hikes are of a variety of lengths and difficulty levels. As well, the club pursues many other types of self-propelled outdoor activities, including biking, canoeing, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. For more information, visit The Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club website.

The Valley Outdoor Association has a membership of some 300 enthusiasts from all areas of BC’s Lower Mainland with the majority of them residing in the Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Surrey and White Rock areas. The club, formed way back in 1973, offers a wide variety of weekend activities as well as some mid-week outings. Their focus revolves around not only hiking, but other self-propelled activities as well, with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and outdoor education and safety. Learn more about their activities at the Valley Outdoor Association’s website.

The North Vancouver Outdoors Club was organized in 1986. Like other outdoor clubs, they pursue any number of outdoor activities which their membership discuss and decide upon in advance. Their activities include, but are not limited to, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and cycling, with the common thread being a love of the outdoors and a desire to explore the outdoors in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Their explorations are not only on the North Shore, but also take them to the Pemberton/Whistler area, Manning Park, Washington State and, for a couple of them in 2015, (you guessed it) Burke Mountain. They are always welcoming new members so check out The North Vancouver Outdoors Club website for more info.

North Shore Hikers, a member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia, is one of Vancouver’s largest and most active hiking clubs. Every weekend, they have outdoor activities, ranging from easy to challenging, led by experienced club members. They also have mid-week and multi-day activities as well. Browse the North Shore Hikers’ website to learn about the club, their activities, events schedule, recent hikes and their news page. Who knows? You may decide to try a hike with them and become a member.