About the Chilliwack Outdoor Club
The Chilliwack Outdoor Club, based in Chilliwack, BC, has over 150 members from all parts of the Fraser Valley. We schedule a variety of activities including:
- Hiking and backpacking
- Technical climbing
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Downhill and cross country skiing
- Snow shoeing
- Annual summer BBQ (June)
- Annual Christmas Party (December)
See some trip pictures on our Flickr group. Activities are scheduled at our monthly meetings, and throughout the month via email. The monthly activity schedule includes the type of activity, location, degree of difficulty, and contact information. Car pooling is normally organized (donations to the driver to cover gas and maintenance are strongly encouraged).
Fees are $35.00 per year, due each October.
Part of the membership fee is used to pay for liability insurance during club activities, and for membership in the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC. All members are required to complete and sign an application form that is a disclosure of risk, responsibilities and waiver of liability.
club meets on the last Monday of every month from Sept. to May, except December. June's meeting is a BBQ.
Place: Mount Slesse Middle School, 5871 Tyson Road, Chilliwack BC V2R 3N9. See directions and map.
Prospective members are urged to attend, and will be made welcome! Meetings include a speaker and light refreshments are served. Organizers also announce upcoming trips at the meeting.
Participating in an activity
Please contact the trip organizer if you are interested in participating in one of the scheduled activities. The organizer can give you information on the skills and equipment required, as well as the meeting location and time. Keep in mind that organizers are volunteers, not professional guides, and you are responsible for your own safety.
The club produces a monthly newsletter called The Tripper that is emailed to the membership. See a sample.
The club maintains a library of outdoor recreation books. Trail guides, biographies, adventure stories, and more. See a list of our library books.
If you would like to borrow a book on the list, please email our librarian at
ihofler(usual symbol here)telus.net, and she will bring it to the next meeting.
To join the Chilliwack Outdoor Club, or for more information, please email the membership secretary, John Laframboise, at: mojohn51(insert usual symbol here)telus.net, call the numbers given on our contact page, or come out to a monthly meeting.