For each hike, walk, ramble etc:
Sorry, dogs and children are not permitted on outings.
We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.
Members are encouraged to carpool during outings and to compensate drivers.
For on-island trips, the suggested compensation per passenger is:
For off-island trips, the suggested compensation per passenger is $0.30/km plus ferry costs for the car divided by the number of occupants of the car, including the driver. Passengers and driver pay own ferry or water transportation cost.
For outings, people who are not members of the club or the Federation of BC Naturalists (FBCN) / BC Nature may participate in a maximum of three (3) outings trips during the club’s year. For each outing, non-members must complete and sign a Visitor Waiver form, which is also available from Hike, Walk, and Ramble leaders. (Non-members are not eligible for liability coverage under the FBCN / BC Nature insurance scheme.)
Presentations by the club are open to the public.
Members have priority for events with limited space.
Activities for which pre-registration is required are open only to members in good standing.
Any club member in good standing is eligible to organize an extended off-island trip. The initial proposal must include date, options for accommodation and meals, available excursions and all relevant costs. The trip must be approved by the Board of Directors before being offered to members.
The organizer and a companion will be reimbursed reasonable expenses including ferry, mileage, and one night accommodation for one scouting trip while planning an extended off-island trip. The trip must be pre-approved by the Board of Directors.
Members must have paid their membership fee at least two months prior to the trip date to be eligible to participate in an extended off-island trip