Tag Archives: Weekend

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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Soak and Stoke 2019

On March 22, a group of VOCers got together, thanks to Glen, to have a nice and relaxing weekend skiing in the mountains. Friday arrived, and after a week of hard (?) work, we departed at 5:00pm to have a … Continue reading

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Frosty Garibaldi Neve

We went to rubble creek, and when we were waiting, a guy crushed a speed-limit sign on his way to a snow bank. We met Atti and Ildi, who drove us up to the chain-up area at Red Heather. Ildi … Continue reading

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A Sunny Fall Trip to Golden Ears Peak (late) Nov 11, 2018

Perhaps it was the unseasonably sunny weekend forecast, or perhaps it was the excitement to see and feel snow as winter approached. For some reason, we were craving a snowy summit this weekend. We set our eyes on a two-day … Continue reading

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Introduction to Backcountry 2019

We gathered at the Cambie Creek car park of EC Manning Park, stretching our legs after the lengthy drive. Spirits were high and we were generally appreciative of the decent weather that greeted us – light snow with good visibility. … 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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Quest for the Golden Larches

On the chilly morning of 29th September 2018, a group consisting of professors, VOC veterans, UBC alumni, and students converged at EC Manning Park, in search of the famous Golden Larches. These larches look like typical conifers but shed their … Continue reading

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Stepchild of Trail: From Trail Beginner to Ultra Winner!

For those who have never been trail running before, there are a couple of important, fundamental points about the activity that are often misunderstood. The first, and perhaps most important, is that you do not run the uphills. Unless you’re way … Continue reading

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Urban Adventure at Sea- Paddle Canada Level 1

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 This trip like many others began with some indoor planning, however uniquely in Buchanan B302 on July 12th. That evening we learned the theory of what we would encounter in the next two days … Continue reading

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