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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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Rainy Ride to Red Heather

The original plan for this trip was to ride our bikes up to Elphin Lakes where we’d go for a swim and eat a potluck style feast of snacks in the sun. However, it became apparent pretty quickly that mother … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Lake Run – Sept 15, 2018 (aka Plan B to the Annual Cheakamus-Rubble Creek Traverse)

The Cheakamus-Rubble Creek traverse is a breathtaking backcountry route through Garibaldi Provincial Park, stretching from the Cheakamus Lake parking lot to the Rubble Creek parking lot. After meeting at a VOC trail running version of the traverse in 2015, Michael … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Lake Thanksgiving Weekend Trip

Garibaldi Lake is a magnificent alpine lake beset by tall snowy mountains and massive glaciers, it is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Squamish nation – to whom we give our gratitude. Garibaldi is also known … Continue reading

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A quality VOC introduction!

Last weekend I joined my first ever VOC trip; a backcountry adventure up to Semaphore Lakes organised by Graham Brown. I knew we were off to a good start when I was immediately offered tea (I’m British!) and a big, … Continue reading

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Cousin of Cave aka FAFF-FEST 2017

Participants: Nick Hindley, Tanner Dobson, Heather Filyk, George Hill, Kelsey Miller, Alastair White, Summer Ash, Aaron Yeung, Weiting Hsieh, Harlin Brandvold. Non-VOC participants: Felix Ossig-Bonanno, Alex Thexton, Ryan Edwards.   Day 1 - Written by George Hill Two full cars made … Continue reading

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Island Caving Extravaganza

The trip was limited to five people; At first I was confused as to why the group size was so small, but when you find yourself in a tunnel so tight that to move forward you have breathe in, it … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving on Wheels (Four Lakes Bike Tour)

Having been VOC members for almost a year and having gone on more trips than we can count, we figured it was time to organize a trip ourselves, and Thanksgiving on Wheels was born. Ian later named it the ‘Four … Continue reading

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Lake Lovely Water and beyond

30th Sep – 2nd Oct After seeing the weather forecast, plans for the weekend were a bit up in the air; shall we stay or shall we go. Amin, the trip organizer was desperately trying to organize lifts, check people … Continue reading

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Thimble berries found. (The Veenstra Traverse Owl-Tenquille Lakes 6-7th August)

Executive summary (TL;DR): Christian runs a well organized hike somewhere in British Columbia. There were a lot of thimble berries. Thimble berries are delicious. The Veenstra Traverse. “It’s a club classic” Caitlin [Schneider] had said. A great way to begin … Continue reading

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