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            JULY 2017                  

 

July 1
COWICHAN VALLEY,  BC   Cobble Hill Mountain Recreation Area    Canada Day - 150/30 celebration
Start Point: Quarry Nature Park parking lot, 3606 Empress Road  V0R 1L5
Distances: 5, 10    Difficulty: 2B / 3C     Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   David Cattrall   250-598-4316  
david.cattrall@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the trails of this beautiful recreation area. The trails lead through a variety of forest ecosystems and feature several viewpoints that collectively offer a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria: West off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Hutchinson Road and straight over Cobble Hill Road onto Empress Avenue. After crossing railroad tracks tirn right into parking lot.

July 01
HALIFAX,  NS   Canada Day Walk
Start Point: Sobey's, 2651 Windsor St.  B3K 5C7
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Phillip Johnson   902-465-6372  
philjohnsonns@hotmail.com
 

July 01
INGONISH,  NS   Warren Lake and Broad Cove Mountain
Start Point: Warren Lake and Branch Road Trails, Branch Road  B0C 1L0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B    Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Barb and Cal Thistle   902-567-6702  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Canada Day Event and CBIH 20th Anniversary walk events in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. See brochure for details
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish area
 

July 01
INGONISH,  NS   Branch Pond Look-Off
Start Point: Branch Pond Look-off, Mary Ann Falls Road  B0C 1L0
Distances: 5, 10, 14   Difficulty: 2A, 2B, 2C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Rollie Coombes, Don MacKenzie   902-849-0747  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Canada Day Event and CBIH 20th Anniversary walk events in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. See brochure for details
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish area
 

July 01
MEDICINE HAT,  AB   Canada 150 and CVF 30 years
Start Point: Tourist Centre, 8 Gehring Rd. SW  T1B 4W1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 07:30 - 08:00
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly paved trails and sidewalks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy, exit at College Ave / Southridge Dr. Take Southridge Dr. south to Gehring Rd. to Tourist Centre (near Saamis Teepee).
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

July 01
OTTAWA,  ON   Canada Day
Start Point: Taggart Family YM-YMCA, 180 Argyle Ave.  K2P 1B7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Donna Sullivan   613-224-6880  
tireddawgs@yahoo.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with us. Books will be stamped at the beginning of this walk to encourage walkers to enjoy the festivities.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

 

July 01
ST. ALBERT,  AB   150/30 Celebration & Canada Day
Start Point: Canadian Legion, 6 Tache St.  T8N 2S4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 10:45:00 - 11:15:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Gerry Vercammen   780-499-4958  
gerryipa@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Red Willow Trail out to Canada Day activities at Rotary Park and sidewalks around historic St. Albert.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From St. Albert Trail, take Green Grove Drive and turn left onto Sir Winston Churchill, then right into Tache St.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

July 01
SURREY,  BC    Cloverdale Parks & Trails - 150/30 Celebration"
Start Point: Clover Square Village, 17790 No. 10  Highway  V3S 1C7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Asifa Bhutia   778-394-6540  
luckygal786@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk will take us to Millennium Park where Canada Day Celebrations will be taking place.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 1 Take exit #53 (176 St South) Left (East) onto 56 Ave (BC 10-E) Square will be on your Right
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

July 02
BAY SAINT LAWRENCE,  NS   Money Point and Cape North Massif
Start Point: Bay Saint Lawrence Road/6014 Road, Kauzman Trail -head on 6014 Rd. (NO CIVIC ADDRESS)  B0C 1L0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2C, 3A, 3B   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Diane Clarke and Bruce Clarke   902-564-9518  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: CBIH 20th Anniversary walk events located in the most northern part of Cape Breton Island, Bay Saint Lawrence. See brochure for details
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Location: From Ingonish travel north (46k) to Bay Saint Lawrence, 6014 Road.

 

July 02
INGONISH,  NS   Glasgow Lakes Extension
Start Point: Paquette Lake Road, Paquette Lake Road  B0C 1L0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B, 2C   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Maureen MacKenzie, Don MacKenzie   902-565 3147  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: CBIH 20th Anniversary walk events in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. See brochure for details
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish area
 

July 02
TERRENCE BAY,  NS   SS Atlantic Walkabout
Start Point: SS Atlantic Interpretive Centre, 180 Sandy Cove Road  B3T 1Y5
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom   902-423-0760  
sbloom@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking at Church is limited so carpooling is recommended.
 

July 03
INGONISH,  NS   Coastal Trail
Start Point: Black Brook/Coastal Trail, Black Brook Trail-head  B0C 1L0
Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 2B, 2C   Registration 8:30 - 09:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Julie Dzaich and Phyllis MacLeod   902-562-5789  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: CBIH 20th Anniversary walk events in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. See brochure for details
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Location: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish area
 

July 03
VANCOUVER,  BC   VVVC's 20th Anniversary
Start Point: City Square Shopping Mall, 555 West 12th Ave  V5Z 3X7
Distances: 5, 10, 20   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   Rita Hopmans   604-585-2685  
vancouverventurers@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: This map walk will recreate the first walk done by VVVC on July 1, 1997. The route (different to the current Permanent Trail) goes through Queen Elizabeth Park & Shaughnessy before returning to the mall.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: By car:  Take Highway 1 west to Exit 29; proceed on Grandview Highway which becomes 12th Avenue; right on Ash Street (1 block past Cambie Street); right into underground parking lot (~$1.75/30 minutes).
By transit:  From Broadway/Commercial SkyTrain Station, bus #99 (UBC) to Cambie Street; walk 3 blocks south.
 

July 04
EDMONTON,  AB   River & Ravine #7
Start Point: Wilfred Laurier Park, 13315 Buena Vista Rd.  T5J 2R7
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   David Hall   780-951-2882  
davidhall@live.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly dirt trails, but some paved pathways.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Whitemud Dr., exit onto 149 St., right onto 87 Ave. to the traffic circle.  Take the Buena Vista Rd. turn.  Follow Valley Zoo signs.  Start point is in the SW corner of the Zoo parking lot near the Park entrance.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Bridges
 

July 05
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point: Arrow & Loon, 99 Fifth Ave  K1S 5K4
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

July 08
CAMROSE,  AB   150/30 Celebration Walk
Start Point: Norseman Inn, 6505 - 48 Ave.  T4V 3K3
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Alda Watchorn / Judy Zimmel   780-361-5530 / 780-352-7407  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Sidewalks and paved trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take Hwy 16 East and turn south on Hwy 21. Turn east on Hwy 13 to Camrose. Hotel on the right. From Hwy 2 South / North go to Hwy 2A (Wetaskiwin) then go east on Hwy 13 to Camrose. The Norsemen In is on your right after a set of traffic lights.
 

July 08
CAMROSE,  AB  
Start Point: Norseman Inn, 6505 - 48 Ave.  T4V 3K3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Alda Watchorn / Louise   780-361-5530 / 780-352-2122  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Sidewalks and paved trails.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take Hwy 16 East and turn south on Hwy 21. Turn east on Hwy 13 to Camrose. Hotel on the right. From Hwy 2 South / North go to Hwy 2A (Wetaskiwin) then go east on Hwy 13 to Camrose. The Norsemen In is on your right after a set of traffic lights.
 

July 08
ELKWATER,  AB   Medicine Hat Club’s 22nd Anniversary Celebration
Start Point: Elkwater Landing Restaurant, 40 Lakeview Dr  T0J 1C0
Distances: 6, 12   Difficulty: 1C / 4C   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat   Sharon Petrick   403-526-7407  
spetrick@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Through wooded areas OR up a steep hill, and coast down along stream.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Trans Canada Hwy, turn south on Hwy 41 to Elkwater. Follow Elkwater signs to parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community
 

July 08
GREENWICH,  NS   Noggins Farm Trail
Start Point: Noggins Farm Trail, 10009 Highway 1   B4P 2R2
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Valley Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sheila West   902-678-7975  
theillsleys@eastlink.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Historical woodland walk
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take exit 11 off HWY 101, Follow road down to HWY 1, turn left at the traffic lights to Noggins Farm Market on the right
 

July 08
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point:   Zolas Restaurant,   2194 Robertson Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 9J5

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

July 08
VICTORIA,  BC   Marigold Park
Start Point: Marigold Park, Iris Ave off Grange Rd  V8Z 2B7
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Victoria 'Y' Volkssport Club   Hazel Dunham / Joyce Tamboulian   250-385-5439 / 250-590-7766   
yvolks@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: This walk takes you through several Parks, along the Galloping Goose with nice views of Esquimalt Naval Dock Yard/Harbour and you'll discover hidden pathways and a waterway with "birds according to season".
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria: - Hwy 1; Right on McKenzie Ave; Left on Burnside Rd W; Right on Grange Rd; Left on Iris Ave;  (go slow, very narrow)
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community
 

July 09
HALIFAX,  NS   Spryfield / Long Lake Loop
Start Point: Long Lake Provincial Park Parking Lot, NorthWest Arm Drive at Cowie Hill Road  B3N
Distances: 10   Difficulty: 3A   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Dan Haycock   902-479-2817  
dan.h@bellaliant.net
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Park at Long Lake Provincial Park main parking lot on NorthWest Arm Drive at Cowie Hill Road
 

July 09
STURGEON FALLS,  ON   Leisure Farm Walk
Start Point: Leisure Farm, 744 Quesnel Rd  P2B 2W3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Gateway Walkers Club   André Tardif   705-495-2242  
tardifandre@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

July 11
EDMONTON,  AB   River & Ravine #8
Start Point: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St.  T6H 4P3
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769  
sdtchir@me.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trail crosses the North Saskatchewan River on the Fort Edmonton Foot Bridge. The 11 km walk climbs 200 steps out of the river valley.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the QE II (Hwy 2) take Whitemud Dr. to the Fox Dr. exit.  From Fox Dr., left turn onto Fort Edmonton Rd., and follow it to the south end of the parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

July 12
OTTAWA,  ON   Rideau River Ramble
Start Point: Riverside Pub, 3673 Riverside Dr.  K1V 1G8
Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Jeannine McCann   613-829-5482  
jeannine.mccann@sympatico.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the Riverside Park community bordering the Rideau River. 
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

July 14
PICTOU ISLAND,  NS   Pictou Island 150/30 Celebration Walk
Start Point: Pictou Island Ferry Terminal,   B0K 1J0
Distances: 6. 14   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 08:30 - 09:00
Central Nova Volkssport Club   Wanda Woolaver   902-895-6932  
mgawanda@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Hwy 106 to end, ferry terminal to the right of PEI Ferry
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

July 15
COLWOOD,  BC   150/30 Celebration
Start Point: Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd  V9C 2W8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Francine Thivierge   250-361-4583  
franthiv@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate National Parks Day with a route that goes into Royal Roads University, around Hatley Castle, through the gardens, then back to historic Fort Rodd Hill for a tour through the grounds & into Fisgard Lighthouse. Potluck picnic after walk, weather permitting.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Take Hwy 1 north; take exit 10 Colwood/Sooke; Left on Ocean Blvd, keeping Left at next Y; Left into Fort Rodd Hill.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

July 15
COOKING LAKE-BLACKFOOT RECREATION AREA,  AB   Alberta Parks day
Start Point: Waskehegan Staging  Area main parking lot, picnic shelter,  
Distances: 5, 12   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 08:30 - 09:00
Devon Discovery Walkers   Robert Duncan   780-963-4145  
duncanra@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Woodland trails through rolling parkland. Alberta Parks will provide hot dogs and drinks after the event to celebrate Alberta Parks Day.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Edmonton, take Hwy 16 East to Range Road 210. Turn right (South) for approx. 7 km and turn left into staging area. Follow signs to parking lot and Start Point.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community
 

July 15
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP,  BC   Langley Trails & BBQ
Start Point: Walk / BBQ Host's Home, 21054 - 46A Ave  V3A 3K3
Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Leslie Gaudette   604-630-4201  
lgaudette@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk along Langley trails through several parks & waterways, on the return you can join the group for our Club's annual BBQ.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From 208 St (south of Fraser Hwy) Left on 48 Avel Right on 210 St. Left on 46A Ave (dead end St); parking on street
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

July 16
CHESTER,  NS   Graves Island / Chester Potluck
Start Point: Graves Island Provincial Park, 230 Graves Island Road  B0J 1J0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A / 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Brenda Milne / Margaret Odell   902-444-0649 / 902-454-9280  
bjbaker29@hotmail.com
 

July 16
MIDDLE RIVER,  NS   Gold Brook Trail
Start Point: Gold Brook Trail -head, 3402 Cabot Trail,Gold Brook Road  B0E 1B0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B, 2C   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Rollie Coombes   902-849-0747  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The walk event takes place on an oldd road going to a former  "gold mine".
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From the TCH 105 turn north on the Cabot Trail at Exit 7 and continue to Middle River, Gold Brook Road is on the right (East) side of the highway.CBIH signs will be posted.
 

July 18
EDMONTON,  AB   River and Ravine
Start Point: William Hawrelack Park Picnic site #2, 9930 Groat Rd.  T6G 2A8
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club   Alda Watchorn / Louise   780-361-5530 / 780-352-2122  
WALK DESCRIPTION: Paved and dirt trails beside river and through parks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Groat Rd., north or south, take park exit just south of the river. Follow signs to William Hawrelack Park. Picnic site # 2 is on the right, three quarters of the way around the park perimeter road.
 

July 19
GALIANO ISLAND,  BC  
Start Point: Ferry dock at Swartz Bay, 11300 Patricia Bay Hwy  V8L 5J4
Distances: 5, 11, 15, 18   Difficulty: 2B/ 2C /3C    10:30 ferry from Swartz bay
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   David Cattrall   250-598-4316  
david.cattrall@telus.net
WALK DESCRIPTION: Enjoy pastoral roads & trails on a Gulf Island.  
We will catch the 10:30 am ferry which arrives at Galiano Island at 11:40. We will return on the ferry which leaves Galiano at 6:05 pm and arrives Swartz Bay at 7:40. The fare is $13:45 return (Half price if over 65). Park cars at Swartz Bay and travel as a foot passenger. It is suggested that you bring a lunch to enjoy at Bluff Lookout. 
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: North on Patricia Bay Hwy 17 to its end at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

July 19
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point: Boston Pizza, 521 W. Hunt Club Rd.  K2G 5W1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

July 22
NORTH SAANICH,  BC   Coles Bay Regional Park
Start Point: Coles Bay Regional Park, 9324 Inverness Rd  V8L
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Rick Desjardins   250-478-7020  
rickandchristine@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk is on Roads and trails in North Saanich.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 17 north take exit for airport/McTavish Road. West on McTavish turn right on West Saanich. Turn left on Ardmore, left on Inverness Road.
 

July 22
OTTAWA,  ON  
Start Point: Hurley's, 64 Stonehaven   K2M 2Y2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

July 22
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Triathalon Cycle
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sir Winston Churchill Ave. East 
Distances: 30   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 07:00 - 12:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769  
sdtchir@me.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trail is mostly on the Red Willow Trail System and some residential streets. The stamping desk closes at 14:00. Participants doing the full triathalon are advised to start at 07:00.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2, turn east (right) on Sturgeon Rd.  Left turn on Sir Winston Churchill Ave.  Watch for Red Willow Park (Kingswood) and parking lot on right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

July 22
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Triathalon Swim
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sir Winston Churchill Ave. East 
Distances: 300M   Difficulty: n/a   Registration 07:00 - 12:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769  
sdtchir@me.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: The swim time is from 09:00 to 11:00 at Fountain Park Pool on Cunninham Road. Floatation devices are available for non-swimmers. Life guard in attendance. the stamping desk closes at 14:00. Participants doing the full tiathalon are advised to start at 07:00.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2, turn east (right) on Sturgeon Rd.  Left turn on Sir Winston Churchill Ave.  Watch for Red Willow Park (Kingswood) and parking lot on right.
 

July 22
ST. ALBERT,  AB   Annual Triathalon Walk
Start Point: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sir Winston Churchill Ave. East 
Distances: 5, 10, 20, 30   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 07:00 - 12:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sharon Tchir   780-340-5769  
sdtchir@me.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Trail is mostly on the Red Willow Trail System and some residential streets. Suitable for strollers. Stamping desk closes at 14:00. Participants doing the full triathlon are advised to start at 07:00.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 2, turn east (right) on Sturgeon Rd.  Left turn on Sir Winston Churchill Ave.  Watch for Red Willow Park (Kingswood) and parking lot on right.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community, Bridges
 

July 23
CULTUS LAKE,  BC   Cultus Lake Provincial Park
Start Point: Cultus Lake Golf Course, 4000 Columbia Valley Hwy  V2T 5H6
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club   Dale Challice   604-866-8077  
dale_challice@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: This area is the transition zone between the Coastal Western Hemlock & Coastal Douglas Fir. The walk takes you beside Cultus Lake through forest trails & parks.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Highway #1 take exit 119 (Vedder Road South); Left on Columbia Valley Highway (Cultus Lake Rd) OR  From Hwy #1 take exit #104 to No. 3 Rd in Abbotsford; Continue on No. 3 Rd; R on Tomie Rd; Left on Yarrow Central & continue onto Vedder Mountain Rd; Right  Columbia Valley Hwy (Cultus Lake Rd)
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, Bridges
 

July 23
SAMBRO,  NS   Pennant Point Trail
Start Point: Crystal Crescent Beach Parking Lot, Hwy 349  B3V 1L6
Distances: 12, 6   Difficulty: 3C /2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Stephen Bloom / Lionel Conrod   902-477-3217  
sbloom@bellaliant.net
 

July 23
VICTORIA,  BC   Canada-US Friendship Walk
Start Point: Windsor Park Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road  V8S 5H3
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 10:15 - 10:45
Garden City Wanderers Volkssport Club   Rob Dalrymple / Joan Sanderson    250-658-4998  
robdal@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk through quiet residential areas & parks of Oak Bay. Magnificemt sea views. Treats will be available at 09:30 am. Potluck follows the walk.   
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Victoria follow Oak Bay Ave which becomes Newport Ave; right on Windsor Road
 

July 25
EDMONTON,  AB   River & Ravine #10
Start Point: Mill Creek Swimming Pool, 8200 - 95A St.  T6C 0Z7
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:30 - 19:00
St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club   Kathy Parr   780-998-1033  
walksalot2@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Mostly dirt trails, but some paved pathways and residential streets.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Whyte Ave. (82 Ave.), turn north onto 95A St.  Start Point in first parking lot.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Bridges
 

July 26
OTTAWA,  ON   Roaming Rockcliffe & Rideau River North
Start Point: Clocktower Brew Pub, 422 MacKay St.  K1M 1M1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30
Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417, 613-794-2253  
mkarenvenema@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us for an evening walk through the Rockcliffe and North Rideau River communities.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, Bridges
 

July 29
PONOKA,  AB  
Start Point:  
Hamilton IGA,  4502 50 St.,  Ponoka, T4J 1J5
Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 13:00 - 13:30
Wetaskiwin Volkssport Club     
Neils Breum     780-984-8638
WALK DESCRIPTION: Sidewalks and paved trails.

July 29
CARP,  ON  
Start Point: TBD
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30
Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332  
sassyg@rogers.com
 

July 29
NORTH BAY,  ON   150/30 Celebration Walk
Start Point: James Kerr Park, Riverbend Rd  
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 10:00 - 10:30
Gateway Walkers Club   André Tardif   705-495-2242  
tardifandre@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot
 

July 30
BURNABY,  BC  
Start Point: Confederation Park Miniature Railway, 120 North Willingdon Ave  V5C 6K1
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B / 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club   Pat Clegg   604-437-5736  
vancouverventurers@gmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: Western loop follows residential streets in Burnaby Heights, goes under Highway 1, & returns along Trans Canada Trail. Eastern loop goes through Capitol Hill residential area & also returns along Trans Canada Trail. Plan to take time after walking to ride one of the miniature trains.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: By car:  Take Highway 1 west; right on Hastings Street; left on Willingdon Avenue; right on Penzance Drive to parking lot.
By transit:  From Downtown Vancouver, bus #135 (SFU) to Willingdon Avenue; cross Hastings and proceed on Willingdon; right on Penzance Drive.
SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Bridges
 

July 30
DUNCAN'S COVE,  NS   Duncan's Cove Trail
Start Point: Duncan's Cove Road parking area, 289 Duncan's Cove Road  B3V 1K4
Distances: 10, 6   Difficulty: 3C   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club   Ken and Pat Clahane   902-402-5166  
kvclahane@eastlink.ca
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Hwy 349 to Duncan's Cove Rd. parking area.
 

July 30      
QUÉBEC,  QC   Rallye Bottines
Start Point: Marché du Vieux Port, 160, Quai Saint-André  K1K 3Y2
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 12:30 - 13:00
Club Volkssport Nord-Sud   Michelle Boivin   418-529-1570  
volknord@videotron.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: marche guidée
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: voir journal du club
http://volkssport-nordsud.qc.ca

July 30
ST. PETERS,  NS   Battery Provincial Park
Start Point: St. Peters, Battery Provincial Park, 10110 Grenville St, Battery Park  B0E 3B0
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 13:30 - 14:00
Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club   Julie Dzaich   902-562-5789  
bretonhoppers@hotmail.com
WALK DESCRIPTION: A rails to trail walk along St Peters Bay, a NS provincial park historical sites, as well as traversing the "canal locks".
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Sydney drive west on Hwy 4 to St Peters, then left into "Battery Park" , just before the St Peters Canal Bridge.
 

July 30
VIEW ROYAL,  BC   CRD Atkins Road
Start Point: East Thetis Lake Park, CRD Atkins Road Parking Lot  V9B 1H5
Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00
Juan de Fuca Pathfinders Walking Club   Rick / Christine Desjardins    250-478-7020  
rickandchristine@shaw.ca
WALK DESCRIPTION: Walk is on trails within eastern portion of Thetis Lake Park.
DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 1 take exit 10. Turn right on Six Mile Road, turn right on Atkins road drive approximately .5 km to CRD Atkins Road Parking Lot. Sign on right.

 

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