Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Bear vs Bike

It didn’t take much thinking to figure out what to do on the weekend when the province re-opened some of the parks around metro Vancouver. Joe, Else, Roseanna, and I hopped on our bikes and pedaled towards the woods to … Continue reading

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Winter Longhike 2020

As a first-year, new member of the VOC, and novice to winter hiking I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first signed up for this trip. However, after hiking, sledding, eating, and partying with my fellow VOCers turned … Continue reading

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Putting the WACK into Chilliwack

Nodoubt Peak – Intro to Advanced Bushwhacking – Oct. 26/27 2019   In the dark, early hours of Saturday, three vehicles roamed through the city collecting their sleepy-eyed passengers. At 6am traffic is noticeably better when cross the Fraser River … Continue reading

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A UVic Interloper Learns the True Meaning of Faffing About on Mt Brew [Workhike]

Mostly written by my cousin and workhike participant Teagan Dawson (a non-VOC member…gasp), with posting and contributions from me (Declan). As a newcomer to the VOC, this workhike up the old Mt Brew trail was eye opening in a number … Continue reading

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Werewolves of the Brew Hut

After some mild procrastination, I’ve finally gotten around to writing the long-overdue trip report of the Werewolves of the Brew Hut hike that took place from October 19-20.  Hopefully everyone can forgive me for my postponement of this report (I … Continue reading

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Advanced Hotspringing in the Pitt River: An Elaho Epic

For Labour Day long weekend, I planned an overland trip to the Pitt River Hot Springs, starting at Watersprite Lake. The evening before we were going to leave, I got an email from Ryan MacDonald saying that he didn’t really … Continue reading

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A Sunrise Adventure

October 19th, 2019: It was to be an early morning adventure. Plagued by midterm season, us students sought a weekend outdoor adventure, yet wanted to alot time for studying. Thus, the sunrise hike was planned. I was awoken from a … Continue reading

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My First VOC Trip: Bikes, Hikes, and Lessons Learned

I just moved to Vancouver from Montreal. Like any good Easterner transplanted onto the West Coast, this meant that I was about to go full outdoorsy. Step one? Join the VOC! Step two? Sign up for a trip. I had … Continue reading

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Iron Chef of Brew Hut in the Clouds – Round 3! (alternate title: Doggone days)

Mom came home the other night as I was sitting around on the sofa pondering my existence, and promptly stared vacantly into the fridge. It was pretty barren, from what I could see. She then proceeded to sigh, one of … Continue reading

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Mt. Gardner day-hike on Bowen Island

  Although the meteorologists had lied again and it was not just light-showers but massive downpours in the morning, a large group of VOCers were motivated enough to meet at 6:15 am by the UBC bus loop, to start our … Continue reading

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