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Overnight Activities

To register please click on the name of the activity below. NOTE: If the activity has multiple dates, please click on the specific date to register. 

If you have any questions please contact Matt Kellow at matt.kellow@viu.ca or Gregg Cormie at gregg.cormie@viu.ca 

Storm Watching

Storm Watching Weekend VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Nov 29 - Dec 1

$125/Student, $250/Non-student

11 am - 7 pm

Tofino

Storm Watching Information

 

 

This is a fun and exciting weekend of hanging out in the town of Ucluelet and doing some shorter hikes to watch the winter storms and big surf pound the west coast of Vancouver Island. We have lots of options for students to explore over the weekend and these include different hikes within Pacific Rim National Park and the Wild Pacific Trail in the town of Ucluelet plus exploring the town of Tofino too. We stay at the Surfs Inn in Ucluette and it has a full kitchen and is shared accommodation. Check the link for more information - http://www.surfsinn.ca/tofino-ucluelet-guesthouse/

How to Build Snow Shelters

Feb 1 - 2

$30/Student, $60/Non-student

9 am - 11 am

Mt. Washington

How to Build Snow Shelters Information

 

This program is a basic winter skills course that will show you how to build a number of different snow shelters. Students will learn how to build a snow cave, trench, modified trench, quince and igloo. The course takes place at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort in Strathcona Provincial Park. Once the shelters are built we spend the night in our shelter and get up in the morning and travel up to Mt. Washington’s Raven Lodge for breakfast and then return to VIU before noon. These two days are informative and fun.

Storm Watching

Storm Watching Weekend VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Feb 7 - 9

$100/Student, $200/Non-student

12 pm - 6 pm

Pacific Rim National Park

Storm Watching Information

 This is a fun and exciting weekend of hanging out in the town of Ucluelet and doing some shorter hikes to watch the winter storms and big surf pound the west coast of Vancouver Island. We have lots of options for students to explore over the weekend and these include different hikes within Pacific Rim National Park and the Wild Pacific Trail in the town of Ucluelet plus exploring the town of Tofino too. We stay at the Surfs Inn in Ucluette and it has a full kitchen and is shared accommodation. Check the link for more information - http://www.surfsinn.ca/tofino-ucluelet-guesthouse/

Learn to Surf

Learn to Surf Weekend VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Feb 24-27

$225/Student, $450/Non-student

9 am - 6 pm

Pacific Rim National Park

Learn to Surf Information

 This is a fun and exciting way to learn surfing over the four-day school break.  Each day we go surfing in the morning and some afternoons with some time off mid-day to rest and learn surf theory. Students will learn how to pop up, turtle roll longboards, sit and spin, paddling techniques, how to catch green waves and proper surf techniques to get you moving down the wave face.  Classroom theory consists of surf forecasting, wave and weather creation and video review work to look watch your rides and make improvements to your personal surfing.  We stay in Ucluelet at the Surf's Inn http://www.surfsinn.ca/tofino-ucluelet-guesthouse/ so please look at their website for more details about the accommodations.

Three Day Canoe Adventure

Apr 10 - 12

$80/Student, $160/Non-student

9 am - 6 pm

Main Lake Chain, Quadra Island

Three Day Canoe Adventure Information

This program is a guided three day canoe adventure within Main Lakes Provincial Park located on Quadra Island. The route includes travelling each day to a new location and potentially some very short portaging between the lakes as we complete our circuit. This should be an awesome experience and Outdoor Recreation staff are excited to be able to offer this activity to students. Students are responsible for their own food and you will be provided with a stove and pots so please bring food that will sustain you for this kind of activity. 

Surfing Weekend

Surfing Weekend VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Mar 13 - 15

$150/Student, $300/Non-student

12 pm - 6 pm

Pacific Rim National Park

Surfing Weekend Information

This is a fun and exciting weekend of surf instruction and surfing in the Tofino area. We leave VIU on Friday afternoon and travel up to Ucluelet to our accommodations for the weekend at Surfs Inn. On Saturday morning 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. We continue surfing on Sunday morning and early afternoon before returning to VIU. Our accommodation has a full kitchen and please check the provided link for more accommodation information - http://www.surfsinn.ca/tofino-ucluelet-guesthouse/