Nanaimo Hiking Clubs

Nanaimo Hiking Clubs
Nanaimo and its environs offer hiking opportunities galore for trekkers at all levels of experience. If you're feeling intimidated by the quantity of options and don't know where to begin, a good way of getting to know the area's trails is to join one of the many hiking clubs.
 

Island Mountain Ramblers

This hiking club has been in existence since1958. Visitors keen on exploring Vancouver Island and beyond should contact the club for information on excursions. The Island Mountain Ramblers organize hikes at all levels, from relatively easy to extremely difficult climbs. In addition to hiking trips, they also organize snowshoe outings, backcountry skiing and sports climbs at local crags. Each year, the Island Mountain Ramblers meet once in the fall and once in the spring in order to socialize and listen to presentations on such subjects as climbing in South America, exploring Antarctica, preserving some of the natural wonders of Vancouver Island and trekking through Nepal. The Island Mountain Ramblers attracts hikers from all walks of life; there is great diversity in the age group and fitness levels of its members. They all have one thing in common, however: a love of hiking and a desire to preserve the natural wonders of Vancouver Island.

Island Mountain Ramblers
P.O. Box 691
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5M2
Canada
sites.google.com/site/islandmountainramblers/

 
 

The Hiking Club

This Vancouver Island hiking club was designed exclusively for undergraduate, graduate and international students to the area who are new to hiking. Run by former university students, hikes throughout the mountains surrounding Nanaimo are organized frequently at the beginning and intermediate levels. In winter, skiing and snowshoe treks are offered. Experienced climbers might want to look elsewhere if you're seeking an extraordinarily challenging trek because the Hiking Club is meant to introduce newcomers to the joys of hiking. To get involved, send an email with your name, phone number and email address.

The Hiking Club
info-at-hikingclub.ca
hikingclub.ca

North Vancouver Outdoors Club

North Vancouver Outdoors Club frequently organizes Nanaimo hiking excursions. In addition to hiking, members of this club also organize snowshoe, skiing and cycling excursions. Club meetings are once a month and are open to the public. If you want to go on the excursions, you will be expected to formally join the group by paying the annual membership fee (although nonmembers are permitted to go on one trip for free to try it out.)

North Vancouver Outdoors Club
Info-at-northvanoutdoorsclub.ca
northvanoutdoorsclub.ca

 

Article Written By Zach Feral

Zach Feral has been writing and editing professionally since 2003. He has a B.A. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York and pursued postgraduate studies at the Open University in the U.K. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications, including "Dazed & Confused," "Artforum" and "Think Again."

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