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Welcomes all Hikers, Walkers, and Ramblers

The purpose of the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club is:

  • To stimulate interest in hiking and related outdoor activities and natural history.
  • To study flora and fauna in their natural habitats.

 

The Club is affiliated with BC Nature and Nature Canada.

Calendar of Events

Weekly hikes, walks and rambles are organized from September to June. Club activities take a break over the summer.

The monthly Trail and Nature presentations are open to the public.

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SEPTEMBER, 2020 – THE NEW NORMAL

NOTE: as of Nov 18 2020, all activities postponed until permitted to resume by BC Health  

Like most organizations and businesses in B.C., in March 2020, the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club cancelled all of its programs in accordance with provincial measures to protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Beginning this Fall, the club will resume its activities with a modified program designed to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread.

Outdoor activities will start on September 15, 2020 with scheduled hikes, walks, and rambles on Tuesdays.

Nature outings, such as early morning bird walks, are being planned and will be announced on the website under the Nature Outings tab.

Participation in club activities will be open to members only.  A maximum of 10 people will be permitted to take part in each activity so that we can maintain appropriate physical distancing.  Co-leaders will be available, as necessary, to accommodate larger groups that need to be split up into smaller numbers.  Everyone will be asked to further reduce risk by following basic hygiene measures and preventative practices consistent with Provincial orders and guidance and as suggested on the website under the Events tab.

Once health protocols can be met, the club looks forward to providing indoor evening presentations to its members.  Stay tuned!

Membership registration for the SSTNC year (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021) is happening now.  Membership fees are $30 per person with a $5 discount for those members who renew prior to September 30.  Application forms are available on the website under the Membership tab.  Please send your completed form to the Salt Spring Trail & Nature Club, PO Box 203, Salt Spring Island, B.C., V8K 2V9 or drop if off at the Salt Spring Visitors Information Centre in Ganges.  Payment may be made by cheque, to be included with submission of your form, or via e-transfer to info.sstnc@gmail.com.  The SSTNC membership fee includes membership in BC Nature, a province-wide federation of local natural history groups.

*************************WE NEED YOUR HELP***************************************************************************

Completing the Mt. Erskine Trail from Collins Road to Toynbee Road

BC Parks is seeking to obtain an acre of private land that will connect Mt. Erskine Provincial Park with Manzanita Ridge Nature Reserve. The BC Parks Foundation is seeking donations to raise the $243,000 required to buy this property. Click on the following link to find the full story and information on how to contribute to this important acquisition.  Mt. Erskine Trail

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*****  NOTE: UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE CLUB ALLOWS VISITORS TO PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS AS OUTLINED IN THIS SECTION. 

HOWEVER, DUE TO COVID-19, FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, EVENTS WILL BE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

PLEASE CLICK ON THE MEMBERSHIP TAB TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SALT SPRING TRAIL & NATURE CLUB.

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If a Tuesday activity is cancelled due to weather or other reason, we will try to email the group before 9:00 am Tuesday at the latest.

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