Mid Week Activity
Date & Time
 
Location 
Price
Important Trip Information

Advanced Hiking
Sept 7th
8am - 6pm
Mt. Arrrowsmith 
$20/student
$40/non-student
Advance Hiking - Mt Arrowsmith
Advanced Hiking
Sept 14th
8am - 6pm
Mt. Moriarty
$20/student
$40/non-student
Advanced Hiking - Mt Moriarty
Kayak Rolling Session - Westwood Lake
Sept 13th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Westwood Lake
FREE
Kayak Rolling Session - Westwood Lake
*Kayak Rolling Session
Sept 18,
Oct 23rd,
Nov 20th

7:30pm - 9pm
NAC
$10/student
$20/non-student
Kayak Rolling Session
*Outrigger Racing Canoe
Sept 18th,
Sept 25th,
Oct 2nd,
Oct 9th,
Oct 16th
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Departure Bay Area
FREE
Outrigger Racing Canoe
*Indoor Rock Climbing
Oct 24th,
Nov 7th,
Nov 14th,
Nov 21st,
Nov 28th
6pm - 8pm
Romper Room
$15/student
$25/non-student
Indoor Rock Climbing Mid Week
*SUP Yoga
Sept 5th,
Sept 11th
4:30pm - 7pm
Colliery Dam
$20/student
$35/non-student
SUP Yoga
Sea Kayak Monday Evening
Sept 10th,
Sept 17th,
Sept 24th,
Oct 1st
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Various Locations
$80/student
$160/non-students

*price includes all 4 sessions

Sea Kayaking Evening
Sea Kayak Thursday Evening
Sept 13th,
Sept 20th,
Sept 27th,
Oct 4th
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Various Locations
$80/student
$160/non-student

*price includes all 4 session

Sea Kayaking Evening

Weekend Activities
Date & Time
Location

Price
Important Trip Information
*Sea Kayaking
Sept 8th,
Sept 30th 
10:00am -
4:00pm
Local
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Sea Kayaking
White Water Kayaking
(3 sessions)
Sept 29th,
Oct 13th,
Oct 20th
9:00am -
4:30pm
Nanaimo
River
$80/student
$160/non-
student
White Water Kayaking
Hiking
Oct 14th
8:00am - 
7:00pm
Juan de Fuca Trail
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Hiking - Juan de Fuca Trail
*Caving
Oct 21st,
Nov 18th
9:00am -
4:30pm
Horne Lake Caves
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Caving
Hiking
Oct 27th 
8:00am -
7:00pm
Botanical Beach
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Hiking - Botanical Beach
Waterfall Hiking
Oct 28th
10:00am -
2:00pm
Nile Creek
$15/student
$30/non-
student
Waterfall Hiking - Nile Creek
Surfing Day Trip
Nov 10th
7:00am -
7:30pm
Tofino
$50/student
$100/non-
student
Surfing Day Trip
Waterfall Hiking
Nov 17th
12:00pm -
4:00pm
Christie Falls
$15/student
$30/non-
student
Waterfall Hiking - Christie Falls
SUP - Downwinder
Nov 24th
10:00am -
3:00pm
Local
$20/student
$40/non-
student
SUP - Downwinder
Indoor Rock Climbing
Nov 25th
11:00am -
3:00pm
Romper Room
$115/student
$25/non-
student
Indoor Rock Climbing
Hiking
Dec 1st
10:00am -
5:00pm
Cowichan River
$15/student
$30/non-
student
Hiking - Botanical Beach Cowichan
Snowshoe or Hike
Dec 2nd
9:00am -
6:00pm
Local
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Snowshoe or Hike
Snowshoe
Dec 8th
9:00am -
6:00pm
Forbidden Plateau
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Snowshoe

 

Overnight Activities
Date & Time
Location
Price
Important Trip Information
Sea Kayak the Gulf Islands
Aug 28th - 31st
9:00am -
5:00pm
Gulf Islands Tour
$300/student
$600/non-
student
Sea Kayak the Gulf Islands
Forest Platform  Camping
Sept 11th - 12th
3:00pm - 8:00am
Nanaimo Lakes
$20/student
$35/non-
student
Forest Platform Camping
*Surfing Weekend
(3 days)
Sept 21st - 23rd,
Nov 2nd - 3rd
12:00pm -
6:00pm
Ucluelet
$175/student
$350/non-
student
Surfing Weekend - 3 days
Lodge Based Sea Kayaking
Oct 5th - 8th
8:00am - 6:00pm
Discovery
Islands Lodge
$300/student
$600/non-
student
Lodge Based Sea Kayaking
Storm/Surfing Weekend
Nov 12th - 15th
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tofino
$250/student
$500/non-
student
Storm/Surfing Weekend

*To enroll in an activity with multiple dates please click on the desired date. 

For activities that have been modified due to weather, refunds will be allocated on a case to case basis.

Outdoor Recreation Programs provide students the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of outdoor activities at a very reasonable cost. If you are interested in kayaking, climbing, skiing, caving, rafting, surfing, or hiking, then Outdoor Recreation provides the activity for you. We also supply the transportation, instruction and equipment. Come on out and try a new sport and meet new friends. Please note all programs will run, rain or shine. The programs listed are introductions to the activities and are suitable for novices or participants unfamiliar with the sports advertised. Many programs require a moderate level of fitness and may expose the participant to cold and wet weather and snow, ice and muddy conditions. We may alter the program somewhat due to inclement weather but it will not be cancelled. What do I wear on a Outdoor Recreation Event?

Please read the Special Policy for Outdoor Recreation Programs. Students under 19 years of age MUST arrange to have a parent or guardian sign the waiver forms in person, before we can accept registrations. Registration Information

 

For further information contact:

Matt Kellow, MA
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator/Technician
Building 190, Room 206
250 740 6306
Matt.Kellow@viu.ca

Gregg Cormie, MA
Outdoor Recreation Technician
Gregg.Cormie@viu.ca

For registration information contact the Gym or go here to register online: VIU Campus Rec & Mariner Athletics

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