The Chilliwack Outdoor Club based in Chilliwack, BC, has over 150 members from all parts of the Fraser Valley and the lower mainland of Brisitsh Columbia. Members schedule a variety of activities throughout the year including:
- Hiking and backpacking
- Technical climbing
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Downhill and cross country skiing
- Snow shoeing
- International trips hiking and camping
- Trail maintenance and signage
- Participation with other regional groups for trail clean ups, trail development, and preservation of trail environments
- Events with speakers, training, and trip presentations
- Gear swap, BBQ, Christmas Party and more!
Activities are scheduled at our monthly meetings, and throughout the month new activities are sent by email. The monthly outdoor 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). There is some outdoor gear available for members' use, including canoes, snowshoes, etc.
Fees are $35.00 per year, due each October.
Part of the membership fee is used to pay for liability insurance club activities, and for membership in the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC. All members are required to complete and sign a form that is a disclosure of risk, responsibilities and waiver of liability.
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.
Time: 7:30pm Last Monday of every month except July, Aug., and December (and June's meeting is a BBQ in a local park).
Place: Mount Slesse Middle School, 5871 Tyson Road, Chilliwack BC V2R 3N9.
See directions and map.
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.
Club members produce a monthly newsletter with current trip reports called The Tripper that is emailed to the membership.
The club maintains a library of outdoor recreation books. Trail guides,
biographies, adventure stories, and more. 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.
See a list of our library books.
Find Out MOre
For more information, or to join the Chilliwack Outdoor Club, please see our Contact page.