2019/2020 Events

Annual Wine & Cheese Social  – Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 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-up* will begin at 7:30 p.m. *Payment (via post-dated cheque) is required to sign-up for a trip.

Club Nights:

7:00pm at the Cedar Cottage, 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver

Event dates for 2019/2020 will be posted soon.

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 HealAndrea Heal is a seasoned traveler and avid photographer. She will give us a presentation of highlights from her two trips to Nepal, Everest base camp and the Annapurna region. Andrea is interested in the local culture and will share with us some photos of the recovery from the 2015 earthquake. In addition, she visited a five-day cultural festival called “Deepawali” (similar to Diwali).As a bonus, Andrea also has a 10-minute multi-media presentation of Bhutan set to the chanting of monks.We are sure that this will be a very interesting presentation and look forward to welcoming Andrea to our club night. 

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.

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