Nature Outings

General Information

Our nature outings generally take place the last Sunday of the month. Activities range from gentle walks to more strenuous hikes and explorations. All of our outings are led by volunteers and are offered free of charge.

In some cases, participants are required to register in advance, and this is clearly stated in the notice about the outing. Here’s a link to the waiver that each participant needs to sign, so that you can read it in your own time.

Interested in leading an outing? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Photo by Judith Holm:  Early winter from above the Gondola.

Upcoming Nature Outings: 2018

What do we do?

  • Explore and enjoy being ‘out there’
  • Spot and photograph plants, animals and other organisms for the Biodiversity Squamish project
  • Actively, informally, learn with and from each other

What to bring?

  • Clothing layers to keep yourself warm and dry
  • Camera/phone
  • Water or thermos, snack

Always welcome are your ideas for outings and taking a turn to lead one.

Snowshoeing above the Gondola: Sunday, January 28

Where: Meet at base of Gondola. Passholders enable a 20% reduction for participants without a pass. Snowshoes can be rented ($20) at the top of the Gondola.

When: 9:30 am to approx. noon

What: Moderate route to fit the situation at the time (one possibility is Wonderland)

Midwinter in the Estuary: Sunday, February 25

Where: Meet at end of Main Street (x 5th Avenue)

When: 9:30 am to approx. noon

What: South Dyke Trail to Restoration; North Dyke Trail would enable a loop

Note: Rubber boots advised, wet sections likely (high tide)

Upper Squamish Valley: Sunday, March 25

Where: Meet in Garibaldi Village Shopping Centre parking lot, south end opposite Independent Grocer but out of the way, close to highway.

When: 9:00 am to approx. 1:00 pm

What: exploring for early spring life in rainforest habitat

Earth Day Family Outing: Sunday, April 22

Watch for details when the Earth Day program is announced.

About the Outing Leaders

Nature Outing Archive

2016 | 2017