Events

2021/2022 Events

Mount Gardner Hike

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Enjoy a day on Bowen Island with a hike up to Mount Gardner.  We will walk onto the ferry from Horseshoe Bay and hike to Mt Gardner from Snug Cove (ferry terminal on Bowen). Bring a lunch as we will stop to admire the view of Burrard Inlet and Keats Island at the north peak. On the walk back to the ferry, we can stop in Snug Cove for drinks/dinner before returning to Vancouver.

Distance:  17 km

Duration: 7 hours (loop)

Elevation gain: 720 m  (Intermediate level)

Transport:  carpool or take transit to Horseshoe Bay from Georgia at Burrard (bus # 257)

Carpool meeting time & location: TBA in the confirmation email

Ferry departure time from Horseshoe Bay: 9:05 am  (20 mins to Bowen)

Return ferry times from Bowen Island:  5:10 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:20 pm

Return time will depend on whether the group would like to stop in Snug Cove.

Costs: Return passenger fare to Bowen: $10.95 for adults  (FREE for seniors)

Carpool fee to Horseshoe Bay: $5 / passenger   shared cost of  parking  at HSB ~ $19/ day

To sign up: Send an e-mail to Rebecca Lee at rebecca_bellflower@yahoo.com  by Tuesday, August 9.  

Limited to 12 participants.                                                                                                                                                

Norvan Falls Hike

Tuesday,  September 6th, 2022

Enjoy an intermediate hike near Lynn headwaters, North Vancouver.  Hiking boots are necessary and poles are helpful. Coffee/tea option at the End of the Line Gen Store following the hike. This is a weather-dependent hike. If it is raining it will be rescheduled as it can be fairly muddy and slippery in sections. 

Distance: 14 km

Duration: approx 5 hours including a 1/2 hour break at the falls. 

Meeting time and location :  (morning start) Time and Location TBA  in the confirmation email

Transport: Parking is $2.00/hr close to the entrance or slightly farther back down the road there is free parking which is about a 10-minute walk to the bridge.  Carpooling can be arranged if people can share a ride.

To sign up: Send an e-mail to Brenda Brisson at  Brenda.brisson@gmail.com  by Sunday, Sept 4th 

Limited to 8 participants.

Manning Park

Friday, Sept 23 – Sunday, Sept 25, 2022

Canceled due to wildfires

Come and join us for a weekend of hiking at Manning Park. There are many levels of hikes in the Manning Park area, so Skiers can join a group or lead one for other members. Some popular hikes in the area are Skyline and Frosty Mountain. Lightning Lake and Heather Trail. Skiers can either drive up early on Friday morning and do some hiking in the Fraser Valley/Hope area or arrive later in the afternoon or evening.

Accommodation*: We will be staying in one of the standard Chalets at Manning Park Resort. The chalet has 2 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a central kitchen.   There are double beds in the chalet for couples, but please note that most members will have to sleep on a bunk bed.  For more information on accommodation, visit www.manningpark.com.

Cost: The cost per person will be based on the number of people sharing the chalet. The total cost of the chalet is $848.70 for 2 nights, so it would be  $84.87/person based on 10 people. However, the final cost per person could be higher if there are fewer people sharing the chalet.

What to bring:  All linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own food for breakfast and lunch, and a dish to share for a potluck dinner on Saturday night. On Friday evening, members can either eat at the restaurant or pub at Manning Park Lodge or prepare their own meals.

Arrangements for the potluck dinner and carpooling will be made after the sign-up deadline.

To sign up: Send an e-mail to Rebecca Lee at rebecca_bellflower@yahoo.com   by Tuesday, August 23
To reserve your spot, full payment is required.     

 No refunds will be available after the sign-up deadline (Aug 23) unless the trip is cancelled. 

This trip is limited to 10 participants.

*For everyone’s safety, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated and abide by the Van Skiers’ COVID 19 policy.

Annual Wine + Cheese Social — October 18th, 2022
Italian Cultural Centre

Join us for the annual Vancouver Skiers Wine + Cheese kick-off party.
When: Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
Location: 3075 Slocan St. Vancouver

Doors open at 7:00 PM
Trip sign-up starts at 7:30 PM
Bring your cheque book + your appetite (many thanks to Anna for catering).
For everyone’s safety, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated to attend the event.
(3 shots minimum).
Please bring your Federal vaccine status (PDF hard copy or digital) so we can update our records at the door.
Don’t forget your mask. 
While it is not mandatory to wear a mask during the event, it is necessary to mask up when around the buffet tables.

Vancouver Skiers AGM — April 26th, 2022
Moose’s Down Under

Join us for the Vancouver Skiers AGM at Moose’s Down Under
When: Tuesday, April 26th
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: 830 W. Pender St. Vancouver
RSVP: Please sign up via Eventbrite — we need an approximate attendee number (tickets are free)
Menu: Appetizer Buffet – $15*
*Please bring cash and pay at the door (this fee is subsidized by the Vancouver Skiers)


February 04, 2020 @ 7:00pm

Trekking around the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal 

with Roz Scarnell and Ross Nichol

Roz Scarnell and Ross Nichol will give a slide presentation of their recent trek around the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal. This 140km trek goes around the spectacular  Manaslu range ( Mt Manaslu at 8163m is the world’s eighth highest peak) and includes crossing the Larkya la Pass at over 5000m.


March 03, 2020

Travels around the Galapagos Islands

with Anna Bentley

Anna Bentley has visited the Galapagos Islands on various occasions. Larry and Trish Wilson also did a Galapagos trip. Together they will give a slideshow on the wildlife and natural history of the islands.


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