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Weekend Activities

If you have any questions please contact Matt Kellow at Matt.Kellow@viu.ca  

     

Hiking - Mt. Benson

                        

Sept 20

$5/Student or Staff

10 am - 2 pm

Mount Benson

Hiking Mt Benson Information

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 This program is a guided hike to the summit of Mt. Benson (1023m). This activity requires students to hike for up to 3.5 hours on a steep and somewhat exposed trail, including steep sections going both up and down. Please bring enough food and water for your entire day. Students may leave extra food, clothing, and personal items in a locked vehicle while hiking. The Mt. Benson hike is a beautiful experience and makes for an excellent day trip.  

Sea Kayaking

                                         

Sept 27

$20/Students or Staff

10am-3pm

Sea Kayaking Information

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 This one-day session is designed as an introduction to sea kayaking. Over the course of the day students learn basic sea kayaking techniques. Students learn how to prepare for a sea kayak day trip, how to enter and exit a kayak, and basic strokes. The rest of the day is spent improving upon and learning new skills, paddling, and exploring the ocean. 

Waterfall Hiking - Rosewall Falls

 

 

 

Nov 21

$12/Student or Staff

10 am - 2 pm

Rosewall Falls 

Waterfall Hiking - Rosewall Falls Information

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This trip is a guided day hike up to Rosewall Falls. Rosewall waterfall is located north of Nanaimo and is accessed through a rough trail network. The trail is steep in spots and the weather could be challenging, so please be prepared. 

Standup Paddle Board

Standup Paddle Board VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Oct 11

$25/Student or Staff

10 am - 3 pm

Nanaimo 

Standup Paddle Board Information

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 This one-day session is designed as an introduction to the popular new sport of standup paddleboarding (SUP).  Over the course of the activity, students learn basic SUP paddling techniques. Students learn how to prepare for a SUP day trip, how to get on and standup on the board, and basic strokes.

Nile Creek Waterfall  Hike

                      

                                    Nov 7th

                                 10am-2pm

               Nile Creek Waterfall Hike Information

This trip is a guided day hike up to Nile Creek Falls. Nile Creek waterfall is located just outside the town of Qualicum and is accessed through a rough trail network. The trail is steep in spots and the weather could be challenging, so please be prepared. 

Cowichan River Hike

                      

                                    Nov 29th

                                  10am-5pm

                              REGISTER HERE

                  Cowichan River  Hike Information

This program is a guided hike into the beautiful area of Cowichan River Provincial Park. This activity requires students to hike for up to 3 hours on relatively easy to moderate trails, with some steep sections going both up and down. Please bring enough food and water for your entire day. Students may leave extra food, clothing, and personal items in a locked vehicle while hiking. The Cowichan River hike is a beautiful experience with interesting geology and ecology. It makes for an excellent day trip.

 Surfing

Surfing VIU Outdoor Recreation

                            Oct 18, Nov 8, 15, 22

$48/Students or Staff
$25/Students (no transportatiom)

7 am - 6:30 pm

Pacific Rim National Park

Surfing Information

                               REGISTER HERE

This is a fun and exciting day of surf instruction and surfing in Pacific Rim National Park. While on the beach students are given a pre-trip information session covering the following topics: surf formation and surf dynamics, surfing hazards, personal hazards, and how to surf. After the information session students then spend the rest of the day surfing. Depending on the weather and student interest, we normally spend about 3.5 hours surfing, and then travel back to Nanaimo.