Calendar

All group walks appearing in this calendar are reserved exclusively for Vancouver Venturer club members and members of affiliated Volkssport clubs. If you wish more information on becoming a club member please click here or contact us at vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Members may download a PDF copy of the 2024 annual calendar by clicking here.

In general, a 5km walk can be finished in 1 hour and a 10km walk can be completed in 2 hours.

Click on a date to see route details as well as the start point location and Google Map directions to the start point. We look forward to seeing you at your next walk.

Events in June 2024

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Sunday, May 26, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Shaughnessy - Queen Elizabeth Park


Sunday, May 26, 2024

This route goes through the beautiful mansions along Hudson St. and various streets in Shaughnessy. Then onwards to Cambie St and Queen Elizabeth Park with its gardens, public art and panoramic view of Vancouver.

Start Location: Meet in the open space BEHIND Starbucks/Indigo.

Distance: 5k/10k

Trail Rating: 2A

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Indigo
2505 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G7
Canada
Monday, May 27, 2024
Tuesday, May 28, 2024(1 event)

Richmond - Terra Nova - Rural Park


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Come Walk With Us in this peaceful northwest corner of Richmond. Starting from the Thompson Community Center we walk through residential neighbourhoods and trails passing through lush green marshlands. Upon reaching the dyke, we view the Strait of Georgia, the North Shore mountains and distant Gulf Islands peaks. Keep a lookout for the many herons, eagles and sometimes snow geese that frequent this area.

Distance: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Richmond, BC
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Thursday, May 30, 2024(1 event)

Richmond - Central Richmond - Minoru Park/Middle Arm Dyke


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Come Walk With Us and explore Minoru Park (very nice park) and some quiet residential neighbourhoods on our way to the Middle Arm Dyke system that protects the city of Richmond. This part of the dyke pathway is amazing, looking over to the airport, watching planes leave and arrive, very often getting to see row boats, dragon boats or sculls in the Fraser River, walking past the Richmond Oval, and the UBC Boathouse which is a fully floating facility. Lots to see on this walk. This is one of 11 walks in our “Explore Richmond” series.

Distance: 6/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

Meet outside the Old Navy Store in Richmond Centre Mall..

*** Registration starts at 9:30 am.  Walk will start at 10:00 am.  All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk,  send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Friday, May 31, 2024
Saturday, June 1, 2024(1 event)

Burnaby - Burnaby Heights - Capitol Hill/Confederation Park


Saturday, June 1, 2024

The western loop follows residential streets in Burnaby Heights and returns along The Great Trail (previously known as the Trans Canada Trail). The eastern partial loop continues along The Great Trail into Scenic Park. Enjoy the panoramic views of the North Shore and Burrard Inlet as you walk along the trails.

Trail Rating: 2B/3B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk,  send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Confederation Park
120 North Willingdon Avenue @ Penzance Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6K1
Sunday, June 2, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Kitsilano/West Point Grey - Burrard Bridge/Granville Island


Sunday, June 2, 2024

 

Walk is along Kitsilano Beach to Vanier Park and cross Burrard Street Bridge. Follow the Seawall to David Lam Park, then take the water taxi to Stamps Landing. Then continue to Granville Island back to Kitsilano Beach. Enjoy spectacular views from the bridge, the Seawall and the water taxi. The 6k will not cross Burrard Bridge but will go to Granville Island.

BRING MONEY FOR THE WATER TAXI - Seniors-$2.25 each — under 65- $4.00 each

Distance: 6/10k

Trail Rating: 2B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk,  send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

The Boathouse
1305 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 5N2
Canada
Monday, June 3, 2024
Tuesday, June 4, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Kitsilano/West Point Grey - Spanish Banks - Pacific Spirit Regional Park


Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Description: 6K/10k (rating 2B/3B): Explore the northern part of Pacific Spirit Regional Park from NW Marine Dr to University Boulevard, parts of which are not covered in our other walks. Get your answer to "why all the fallen trees?" Enjoy the panoramic views along the Spanish Banks beaches.

Trail Rating: 2B/3B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Locarno Beach Concession
4445 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, BC V6R 1B7
Canada
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Thursday, June 6, 2024(1 event)

Delta-Tsawwassen - Beach Grove Brambles


Thursday, June 6, 2024

 

This walk goes through the very old community of Beach Grove in Tsawwassen, South Delta. Beach Grove originated as a cottage community before the George Massey tunnel was built. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, it was considered a remote location – you had to take a ferry to get there! We will pass by some of the original cottages, as well as walk a scenic dyke, some mud flats and briefly visit Boundary Bay Regional Park.    The community has grown a lot since the “olden days” but provides a unique charm with lots of shady pathways on those hot summer days! We will also see the award-winning “Flandez House” (complete with rooftop piano) – an unexpected and stunning piece of modern architecture amid our “rambling” route!

Distance: 6k/10k

Trail Rating: 1B/2B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com. "

South Delta Recreation Centre
1720 - 56 Street
Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B1
Friday, June 7, 2024
Saturday, June 8, 2024(1 event)

Richmond - Steveston - South Dyke


Saturday, June 8, 2024

Steveston Rocks (WALKS)!!! This walk really has everything and is worth the effort to get to Steveston. A must see. Come Walk With Us and see this interesting little village, see some fantastic museums that you will want to explore further when you have the time and walk part of the 35 km of dykes that are in Richmond. This is one of 11 walks in our “Explore Richmond” series.

Meet in the parking lot across the street from the community centre.

Distance: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info,  send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Steveston Community Centre
4111 Moncton Street
Steveston, BC
Sunday, June 9, 2024(1 event)

North Vancouver - Lonsdale Quay - Spirit Trail West - Mahon Park


Sunday, June 9, 2024

This walk will take you on forest trails in a few parks surrounded by creeks – Mahon Park, Mosquito Creek Park, Heywood Park and Lower MacKay Creek Park. Immerse yourself amongst the trees and the sound of water, in particular the roaring creeks on rainy days! Return via Spirit Trail along the scenic waterfront with spectacular views of the water and city across the Burrard Inlet and beautiful float houses. Enjoy this walk which has a mix of boardwalks, nature and urban trails. The 6k will only go to Mahon Park.

Distance: 6/10k

Trail Rating: 3B

If taking the Seabus, the Waterfront Park Dock with the gazebo is located 2 blocks west. of the Lonsdale Quay Seabus. If driving, the gazebo/dock/pier is at the back of Waterfront Park in the 200 block of West Esplanade.

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Waterfront Park Dock
Waterfront Park Dock
49.3109125, -123.0858924
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K2
Canada
Monday, June 10, 2024
Tuesday, June 11, 2024(1 event)

Burnaby - Central Park - Everett Crowley Park


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

This walk will take you on trails through Central Park all the way to Everett Crowley Park and Avalon Pond.  We will return from Champlain Heights via more trails and pathways through parks and some residential areas with lots of trees.

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Distance: 5k/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Starbucks (outside in Station Square, Metrotown)
6200 McKay Ave #120
Station Square, Metrotown
Burnaby, BC V5H 4L8
Canada
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Thursday, June 13, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Stanley Park- Trails (Connie's Walk)


Thursday, June 13, 2024

On this walk, you will enjoy magnificent views of Coal Harbour, the Brockton Point Lighthouse, Lumberman’s Arch and the Variety Kids water park. Here we turn off the Seawall into the trails. View the Japanese Canadian War Monument, the Miniature Railway, the Pavilion Gardens and the Rose Garden before enjoying more natural surroundings of trails leading to Beaver Lake and on to Second Beach.

Start Location: Meet in the Devonian Harbour Park behind the bus stop on West Georgia St. 

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Distance: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 1A/2B

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more information about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com

 

Devonian Harbour Park
1929 West Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9
Friday, June 14, 2024
Saturday, June 15, 2024(1 event)

Richmond - Terra Nova - YVR South Terminal & Dykes


Saturday, June 15, 2024

This walk features walks beside the water along the dyke system, boardwalks, bridges, spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, aircraft coming and going from the terminal and maybe even a float plane taking off from the Fraser River.

Distance: 5k, 7k, 11k

Trail Rating: 1B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

 For more information about this walk, contact us at: vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Richmond, BC
Sunday, June 16, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Kerrisdale - Arbutus Ridge


Sunday, June 16, 2024

Start Point: Parking Lot, Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena, 5670 East Boulevard
Description:
What a very nice area to discover! Located on the high point of Vancouver's Westside, you get to see some very nice city and mountain views all the way to the North Shore (on a clear day) while walking in a mature community with tree-lined streets, restored heritage houses and quiet neighborhood parks. Explore these beautiful, affluent, residential local neighborhoods with your walking friends.

Distances: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 2A

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, join your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For additional information, contact vancouverventurers@gmail.com

Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena
5670 East Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6M 3V2
Canada
Monday, June 17, 2024
Tuesday, June 18, 2024(1 event)

West Vancouver - Ambleside - Capilano River


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

This walk goes through “villages” of Ambleside and Park Royal with interesting shops and eateries. Then walk north along the edge of the Capilano River, a salmon-spawning river, in West Vancouver crossing over to North Vancouver and continue along the river all the way up close to Upper Levels (Highway 1). Return to West Vancouver via an overpass close to the mouth of the river with panoramic views of English Bay and Vancouver. Enjoy more views along Ambleside Park/Beach all the way to Centennial Seawalk. There is an option to cross Lions Gate Bridge. This will add another 3k to the walk.

Distance: 10k/13k

Trail Rating: 2B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Meet at picnic shelter in John Lawson Park on 16th Street.

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

John Lawson Park
17th St
West Vancouver, BC BC V7V 3T3
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Thursday, June 20, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Shaughnessy - Olympic Village - Cambie Bridge


Thursday, June 20, 2024

Enjoy the panoramic scenery of Vancouver from different viewpoints. This walk takes you to Granville Island & along the Seaside Greenway to Olympic Village, Science World to Coopers’ Park, cross Cambie Bridge & return to Granville Island. Check out what Granville Island has to offer as you walk around the Island. The 6K walk will only go to Charleson Park & Granville Island.

Start Location: Meet in the open space BEHIND Starbucks/Indigo.

Distance: 6/10k

Trail Rating: 2A

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Meet in the open space behind Starbucks/Indigo.

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Indigo
2505 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G7
Canada
Friday, June 21, 2024
Saturday, June 22, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Downtown - Science World


Saturday, June 22, 2024

See some of Vancouver's most iconic sights on this route. Starting in the downtown core, we head towards the Seawall, passing the Inukshuk at English Bay in the West End and Sunset Beach Park. Travelling east, we visit the heritage Canadian Pacific Railway Roundhouse and the Engine 374 Display Pavilion which houses Locomotive No. 374. Continue along the Seawall to Science World, the centre of Expo 86 and also a centre piece for the 2010 Olympics. Turning back into the downtown core, we walk underneath the Georgia Viaduct, passing Rogers Arena and BC Place Stadium. The 7K route will only go to the Roundhouse & Yaletown.

Distance: 7/10k.

rail rating: 2B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com. "

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
1188 Alberni St,
Vancouver, BC V6E 1A5
Canada
Sunday, June 23, 2024(1 event)

Coquitlam Centre - Great Trail


Sunday, June 23, 2024

Description: Today we walk with our Surrey Trekkers friends. The walk takes us through residential areas, along the Trans-Canada Trail beside Coquitlam River, through Town Centre Park, around Lafarge Lake and down Hoy Creek. The 5 km route takes in Town Centre Park, Lafarge Lake, Great Trail & Hoy Creek.  Gravel & bark mulch trails. 

Start Point: Coquitlam Centre Mall. 2929 Barnet Hwy - The walk starts outside the North East mall entrance in front of H&M. The mall is a short walk to the Coquitlam Central Skytrain Station.

***Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time.***

Distances: 5/10 km

Trail Rating: 2B

Immediately following the walk, join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at: Samz Neighbourhood Pub 2342 Elgin St. PoCo

For more info about this walk, send an email to: vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Coquitlam Centre Mall - NE Mall Entrance in front of H&M
2929 Barnet Hwy
Coquitlam, BC V3B 5R5
Canada
Monday, June 24, 2024
Tuesday, June 25, 2024(1 event)

Delta - Tsawwassen - Heron Rookery


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

This walk includes 4 Tsawwassen Neighborhoods, First Nations land, and the largest blue heron rookery in B.C.  The neighborhoods include: Seaside (built 2020), Tsawwassen Springs (built 2010 to 2020), Imperial Village (1990’s), Candlewyck (1970’S/80’s). The Tsatsu rookery is particularly active between February and May each year. This walk also features a small walkway adjacent to an organic farm and some bee hives. Check out the crops on offer this year (usually potatoes or cabbages) but beware of manure smells in May – it is “organic” after all!

Note: There are two 5K routes. (i) Starts at the South Delta Recreation Centre - does not go to the rookery (ii) Register at the South Delta Recreation Centre, then drive to Pat Quinn's. Walk starts at Pat Quinn's Restaurant & Bar, 5133 Springs Blvd #100 - goes to the rookery.

Distance: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com. "

South Delta Recreation Centre
1720 - 56 Street
Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B1
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Thursday, June 27, 2024(1 event)

Richmond - Central Richmond- Shell Road Trail


Thursday, June 27, 2024

A very nice addition to our Richmond Series of walks. A flat (as all Richmond walks are) relaxing walk in Central Richmond. Walking in Garden City Community Park is always a treat with the lagoons and waterfowl to enjoy. The 10K route saves the best for last as we walk a few kilometres on the Shell Road Trail. This rural trail, hidden amongst some interesting neighbourhoods, is a calming walk on a tree-lined (really a tunnel of trees) trail. A very interesting walk to explore. This walk is in our “Explore Richmond” series. "Come Walk With Us”.

Distance: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk,  send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

South Arm Community Centre
8880 Williams Rd
Richmond, BC V7A 1G6
Canada
Friday, June 28, 2024
Saturday, June 29, 2024(1 event)

Burnaby - Central Park - Deer Lake Park


Saturday, June 29, 2024

 

Walk will go to Oakland Park & Deer Lake Park. Walk on trails & boardwalks in the park & around the lake. The 5K walk will be in Central Park only. Washrooms available at Start/Finish & along routes.

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

DISTANCE: 5, 10k               RATING: 2B

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

 

Starbucks (outside in Station Square, Metrotown)
6200 McKay Ave #120
Station Square, Metrotown
Burnaby, BC V5H 4L8
Canada
Sunday, June 30, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Kitsilano/West Point Grey - Spanish Banks & University Endowment Lands


Sunday, June 30, 2024

Walk along the Spanish Banks beaches and Admiralty Trail in Pacific Spirit Regional Park - from Locarno to Acadia. Then explore parts of the University of BC campus and the University Endowment Lands with historical landmarks & mansions. Throughout the walk, there are beautiful views of Vancouver and the North Shore mountains across English Bay and Burrard Inlet.

Distance: 6/10k

Trail Rating: 2B/3B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Locarno Beach Concession
4445 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, BC V6R 1B7
Canada
Monday, July 1, 2024(1 event)

Delta - Ladner - Historic Town Walk


Monday, July 1, 2024

A walk in & around the historic village of Ladner, South Delta. This charming 115 year-old fishing village has it all - dykes, marinas, parks, sloughs & a very quaint, walkable, town centre. Route passes by Memorial Park, the Fraser River & South Arm marshes along residential streets. Discover why this charming little village is one of the most popular set locations for the Lower Mainland film industry.

Distance: 5k/10k

Trail Rating: 1B

REGISTRATION: No walk box is available. To register online: click here to download the Registration FormSave the completed registration form and email,  as an attachment, to: vancouverventurers@gmail.com.  Walk route instructions, maps and payment procedures will be sent to you by email. For book stamping, you will receive inserts by email once payment is received.

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Ricky's All-Day Grill (Parking Lot)
5239 Ladner Trunk Road
Ladner, BC V4K 1W4
Canada
Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024(1 event)

Richmond - Steveston - Britannia Shipyards


Thursday, July 4, 2024

Description: Walk along the picturesque South Arm Dyke of the Fraser River. Explore the historical site “London Farm” that tells the story of farming in Steveston from 1880 to 1930. Be surprised by the water traffic on the river. We walk beside the river for most of this walk. This is a fantastic walk that will have you saying “I did not know that was there”. This is the latest addition to our “Explore Richmond” series - one of 11 walks.

 Distance: 5K/10K

Trail Rating: 1B

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

For more info about this walk, send an email to vancouverventurers@gmail.com.

Britannia Shipyards National Historical Site (Parking Lot)
5180 Westwater Dr
Steveston, BC V7E 6P3
Canada
Friday, July 5, 2024
Saturday, July 6, 2024(1 event)

Vancouver - Stanley Park - Prospect Point - Lake & Lagoon


Saturday, July 6, 2024

We will go around Lost Lagoon and take a different trail to Prospect Point. On the way, you will see the iconic Hollow tree, a Vancouver Heritage. Do you know there is a softball field in Stanley Park? Then down to the Seawall to the south side of Beaver Lake and to the Rose Garden.

There are two 5K route options: (i) walk mostly on the east side of the Seawall and back via the Rose Garden (ii) walk on trails to Beaver Lake, the Aquarium and back via the Seawall.

Distance: 5/10k

Trail Rating: 1A/2B

Start Location: Meet in the sitting area of Devonian Harbour Park, 1929 W Georgia St (NW corner of Denman & W Georgia - behind the bus stop).

*** Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time. All walkers must register no later than 5 minutes prior to start time. ***

Immediately following the walk, you may wish to join some of your fellow walkers for lunch at a nearby eatery.

Devonian Harbour Park
1929 West Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9