Annual Wine & Cheese Social - Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Italian Cultural Center
Our traditional kickoff to the season and trip sign-up event. Appetizers will be served and participants have access to an open bar.
Trip sign-ups will begin at 7:30 p.m.
7:00pm at the Cedar Cottage, 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver
November 20, 2018
Traveling and Hiking in Patagonia
with Irene Fritschi Nelin
Mount Fitz Roy, Torres del Paine National Park, Perito Moreno glacier, Magellan Straight……..if these names stir your curiosity, join us for our first club night of the season. Irene has traveled twice to Patagonia and would love to share her memories and photos of those trips with you. Once a fairly remote area, more and more visitors make their way to this wild and beautiful part of South America every year. Maybe you will be next?
January 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Nepal, Everest Base Camp
with Andrea Heal
February 05, 2019 @ 7pm
Hiking in Japan
with Hiro Shinozaki
Hiro Shinozaki is a professional hiking guide living and working in Canmore. For the past four years, he has also taken North American guests to Japan and introduced them to hiking areas in his home country. Anyone hiking with Hiro will not only experience the trails of Japan but in equal parts the country’s culture and cuisine. Hiro will give us an overview of the various hiking regions in Japan and then talk in more details about the Shin-Etsu and Kumano Kodo trails. Come to enjoy the beautiful pictures and learn more about hiking options in Japan.
March 05, 2019
A Century of Nature Vancouver Wilderness Camps
with Nigel Peck
Since 1918 the Vancouver Natural History Society (now Nature Vancouver) has forayed into the BC backcountry for one and two-week wilderness camps to study nature, appreciate our province’s gorgeous landscapes, and just enjoy the fellowship of outdoor-oriented people. What started with boat, train and packhorse travel has evolved into helicopter supported camps, delicious food and creative solutions for comfortable backcountry camping. Come and see fascinating images from the initial camps along with more recent decades of NV camps. NV camps make more remote wilderness areas affordable and accessible for both the experienced camper and those new to backcountry camping. The retrospective will be presented by Nature Vancouver camp committee chair, Nigel Peck.