Hiking – Strathcona Park – 21 Sept 2021

Activity Hiking
Destination Strathcona Park
Date 21 Sept, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Valerie Van Veen
Contact Info 250 285 2329 vvv@qisland.ca
Description Celebrate the fall equinox on the beautiful Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Park. Starting from Raven Lodge we will aim for Kwai Lake following well-established trails. A full day – about 20 km return. Maybe a group dinner in CR? Weather dependent.
Meeting Place QCove ferry terminal to arrange carpools as desired
Departure Time 8:00 am ferry
Difficulty
Moderate to challenging due to length
Costs Ferry
Trip limits 10
Dogs? Must be on leash in the Park
Notes: This trip is weather dependent. Must contact coordinator by Monday evening, Sept. 19.

Hiking – Shellaligan Pass Loop – 7 Sept 2022

Change of destination to Rebecca Spit due to wind.

Activity Hiking
Destination Shellaligan Pass long loop
Date 7 Sept, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Valerie Van Veen
Contact Info 250 285 2329 vvv@qisland.ca
Description A classic Quadra Island hike, we will take the long loop, weather permitting. We will stop early in the hike to look for whales from the rocky bluffs. We’ve been luck on every recent hike/kayak in Shellaligan.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot or logging road turnoff on Valdes Road
Departure Time 10 am: meet at Heriot Bay store parking lot to carpool (see notes); 10:20 meet at turn off to logging road on Valdes Road
Difficulty
Moderate
Costs None
Trip limits 10
Dogs? Must not run through group; must be under control; dogs and owners will go ahead of group.
Notes: About 3 hours. Dress for the weather, bring lunch, snacks.  MUST contact coordinator by Monday evening, Sept. 5.

Hiking – Shellaligan Pass Loop – 4 May 2022

Postponed due to weather.

Activity Hiking
Destination Shellaligan Pass long loop
Date 4 May, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Valerie Van Veen
Contact Info 250 285 2329 vvv@qisland.ca
Description A classic Quadra Island hike, we follow the coastline then head inland, we will take the long loop through the woods, coming out onto an old logging road, then back to the main logging road to our cars, About 3 hours.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot or logging road turnoff on Valdes Road
Departure Time 10 am: meet at Heriot Bay store parking lot to carpool (see notes); 10:20 meet at turn off to logging road on Valdes Road
Difficulty
Moderate
Costs None
Trip limits 10
Dogs? Must not run through group; must be under control; dogs and owners will go ahead of group.
Notes: Must confirm with coordinator by MONDAY MAY 2, 9 pm, so I can confirm any carpooling arrangements. I will meet the group at the logging road turnoff on Valdes Road at 10:20. Bring snacks and lunch, this hike will be comfortably paced to enjoy the varied scenery. Weather permitting we will take a break early on to enjoy the coastal view before heading inland. Hopefully the whales will make an appearance again!

Hiking – Eagle Ridge and Blindman’s Bluff – 6 July 2022

Postponed due to weather from 18 May

Activity Hiking
Destination Eagle Ridge and Blindman’s Bluff
Date 6 July 2022, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Les Hand
Contact Info 250-285-2029 or lhquadra@gmail.com
Description We will do Eagle Ridge which has wetlands and views of Discovery Passage then Blindman’s Bluff which has more open views south. This is a great hike for viewing the east side of Quadra.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty
Moderate
Costs
Trip limits 10
Dogs? O.K. but must not run back and forth through group.
Notes: Please contact coordinator 2 days prior as things may change due to weather.
Bring lunch and and gear for weather.

Hiking – Maud Island- 6 Apr 2022

Activity Hiking
Destination Maud Island
Date 6 Apr 2022, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Les Hand
Contact Info 250-285-2029
Description We will meet at store and then drive the half hour out to trailhead. We will go out and back the lower route so it will be easier. About 9km and 4 hours including lunch. I am told there is some blowdown on the trail so be prepared for that.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty
Easy to moderate
Costs
Trip limits 10
Dogs? O.K. but must not run back and forth through group. Also must leash at drop off spot.
Notes: There is a max 7.7 knot ebb at 12:23. This is not huge but should still make for some interesting views.

Hiking – Shellaligan Pass Trail – 10 Nov 2021

Activity Hiking
Destination Shellaligan Pass Trail
Date 10 Nov, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Vikki O’Brien
Contact Info Call or text 250-938-2864,  resvo2004@yahooo.com  Please RSVP by Nov 8 at 7pm.
Description Will take Valdez Rd to the turnoff and everyone can follow me in to parking spot. We will hike the longer loop.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot
Departure Time 10:30
Difficulty
Easy to moderate with some rocky terrain and hills.
Costs None
Trip limits 10
Dogs? Dogs must not run through the group.
Notes: Bring lunch and water.

Hiking – Paradise Meadows, Strathcona Park – 26 Aug 2021

Postponed due to weather.

Activity Hiking
Destination Paradise Meadows, Strathcona Park
Date 26 Aug, Thursday
Trip Coordinator Valerie van Veen
Contact Info 250 285 2329 vvv@qisland.ca
Description Anyone up for a hike in Strathcona Park this coming Thursday??? A moderate hike in Paradise Meadows , about 4-5 hours.
Meeting Place QCove ferry terminal
Departure Time 8:00 am ferry
Difficulty
Moderate
Costs Ferry
Trip limits None, see Description above: must follow Club Covid rules while walking, must sit in groups of 6 max , distance as needed
Dogs? Must be on leash in the Park
Notes: A chance to get out in Strathcona. Leave on 8 am ferry, stop at Dave’s in Willow Point for a treat to take up the mountain. Bring Lunch, water.

Hiking – Nugedzi Lakes and Views – 21 July 2021

 

Activity Hiking
Destination Nugedzi Lakes and Views
Date 21 July, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Neil Unwin
Contact Info neilunwin08@gmail.com or 604-202-4762 call or text.  Please contact the coordinator by Monday evening.
Description A respectable climb up a rocky old logging road and then along a foot trail through the forest to the Nugedzi lakes. We may also take side trails to viewpoints. About 11 km and as much as 6 hours with lunch, a swim and three viewpoints.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot
Departure Time 9:00
Difficulty
Moderate
Costs None
Trip limits 10
Dogs? Ok, no running through the group.
Notes: Bring lunch, water and swimwear if you wish to swim.

Hiking – South End Loop – 14 July 2021

 

Activity Hiking
Destination South End Loop
Date 14 July, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Cyndy Chidley
Contact Info Call / leave message with return phone number: 250 285-3575   Please reply by July 13th, 7 p.m.
Description This will be a loop hike along Kay Dubois Trail, up connector path to Woodlot Trail then 2 1/2 km. south to lovely meadow by creek for snack.  This is a forested walk.   Return to vehicles via Kay Dubois.  Approximately 5 km., 3 hours.
Meeting Place Park at end of Wa Wa Kei Road at northern terminal of Kay Dubois Trail.
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty
Easy
Costs None
Trip limits 12
Dogs? Dogs are welcome
Notes: Bring drinking water and small snack. 

Hiking – Shellaligan Pass Trail – 7 July 2021

Activity Hiking
Destination Shellaligan Pass Trail
Date 7 July, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Vikki O’Brien
Contact Info Call or text 250-938-2864,  resvo2004@yahooo.com  Please RSVP by July 6 at 7pm.
Description We will take Valdez Rd to the turnoff and everyone can follow me in to parking near where the trail loop ends. We can decide to do the shorter loop if it’s too hot out.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot
Departure Time 9:00
Difficulty
Easy to moderate with some rocky terrain and hills.
Costs None
Trip limits 10
Dogs? Dogs must not run through the group.
Notes: Bring lunch and drinking water.