Mid Week Activity
Date & Time
 
Location 
Price
Important Trip Information

*Kayak Rolling
Jan 22
Feb 19
Mar 19
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre 
$10/student$20/non-student
Kayak Rolling
*Indoor Rock Climbing
Jan 16
Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20
Romper Room
$15/student
$25/non-student
Rock Climbing Shuttle
Night Skiing
Mar 29
2:00pm - 10:30pm

Mt Washington
$35/student
$45/non-student
Night Skiing
River Rafting
Apr 12
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Nanaimo River
$35/student
$70/non-student
River Rafting

Weekend Activities
Date & Time
Location

Price
Important Trip Information
*Snowshoe
Jan. 12
Jan. 26
Mar 3
Mar. 30
9:00 am - 5:30pm
Mt Washington 
Forbidden Plateau
$30/student
$50/non-
student
Snowshoe
Waterfall Hiking
Jan 13
10:00am -
3:30pm
Rosewall Falls
$15/student
$30/non-
student
Rosewall Falls Hike
Cross Country Skiing
Jan 19
Feb 10
Mar 10
8:00am - 
5:30pm
Mt Washington
$30/student
$50/non-
student
Cross Country Skiing
Indoor Rock Climbing
Jan 27
11:00am -
3:00pm
Romper Room
$15/student
$20/non-
student
Indoor Rock Climbing
*Hiking
Feb 9
Mar 9
8:00am -
7:00pm
Juan de Fuca
Botanical Beach
$30/student
$50/non-
student
Juan de Fuca Hike
Botanical Beach Hike
Sea Kayaking
Mar 31 
10:00am -
4:00pm
Nanaimo
$30/student
$60/non-
student
Sea Kayaking
River Rafting
Apr 13
Apr 14
9:00am -
3:30pm
Nanaimo River
$35/student
$70/non-
student
River Rafting

 

Overnight Activities
Date & Time
Location
Price
Important Trip Information
How to Build Snow Shelters
Feb 2-3
10:00am -
11:30am
Mt Washington
$30/student
$60/non-
student
How to Build Snow Shelters
Storm Watching Weekend
(2 days)
Feb 16 - 17
9:00am - 6:00pm
Ucluelet
$50/student
$100/non-
student
Storm Watching Weekend
Surfing Spring Break Intensive
(4 days)
Feb 25 - 28
8:00am -
6:00pm
Ucluelet
$250/student
$400/non-
student
Surfing Spring Break
Surfing Weekend
(3 days)
Mar 22 - 24
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Discovery
Islands Lodge
$175/student
$350/non-
student
Surfing Weekend - 3 Days
Canoe Adventure 
(3 days)
Apr 5 - 7
9:00am - 5:30pm
Quadra Island
$75/student
$150/non-
student
Canoe Adventure - 3 Days

Leadership and Certification
Date & Time
Location
Price
Important Trp Information
Raft Guides Course (BCROA)
Apr 29 - May 5
8:30am - 5:00pm

Nanaimo
$400/student
$650/non-student
Raft Guides Course
Sea Kayak Level 1
(SKGABC certification)
May 7 - 11
8:30am - 5:00pm
Nanaimo
$400/student
$650/non-student
Sea Kayak Level 1 Course

*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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