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:  Mt. Brandywine from the Callaghan Valley.


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.

Change in plans for the February Outing: 

SNOWSHOEING AT THE CALLAGHAN: SATURDAY, February 24  Please note:  This outing is on Saturday!

Where:  Meet 9:00 am in Garibaldi Village shopping centre across from Independent Grocer.  Park out of the way, closer to the highway (ie. NW corner).
When: for the day.
What: To explore some of the lovely snowshoe trails. The route will be chosen to meet wishes of participants and the conditions that day. We will stay together as one group.
Admission fee:  $16
Snowshoe rentals: $16
Map of snowshoe trails: http://www.skicallaghan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Ski-Callaghan-Snowshoe-Trail-Map-201415.pdf
The Lookout Explorer is one possibility, for its potential view and perhaps animal tracks along the way. We would have flexibility to either return by the same route (which would be shorter and easier and looks completely different going the other direction) or else to do the loop. The Stadium Explorer offers a combination of edge habitat that may have animal tracks and also a view of the ski jumping, biathalon and tobogganing areas and other facilities.
P.S.  We are going on the weekend to include folk working and going to school. Just so you know, Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm both admission and rentals are only $7 and food prices in the day lodge also have reductions. Monday to Friday midweek admission for snowshoers over 65 is $13. 

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

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