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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 

Multi-day Hiking and Camping

Strathcona Park Multi-day Hiking and Camping

 

Sep 13 - 15

$60/Student, $120/Non-student

9 am - 5 pm

Strathcona Park

Multi-day Hiking and Camping - Strathcona Park Information

 

This program is a guided weekend hike and camping activity into the Forbidden Plateau area of Strathcona Provincial Park. This trip requires students to hike for up to 4 hours per day on relatively easy to moderate trails, with some steep sections going both up and down. You will be camping in tents on Saturday night so please be prepared but we do have a big yurt booked so we will be hanging out in there too. The Strathcona Park hiking activity is a beautiful experience and makes for an excellent weekend hiking and camping activity.

Multi-day Hiking and Camping

Multi-day Hiking and Camping

 

Sept 21 - 22

$50/Student, $100/Non-student

9 am - 6 pm

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park

Multi-day Hiking and Camping - Carmanah Walbran Information

 

This program is a guided weekend hike into the massive old-growth valley forests of Carmanah Provincial Park. This trip requires students to hike for up to 4 hours per day on relatively easy to moderate trails, with some steep sections going both up and down. You will be camping in tents on Saturday and we supply students with small camp stoves and pots to cook with. The Carmanah Valley trip is a beautiful experience and makes for an excellent weekend hiking and camping activity.

Surfing Weekend

Surfing Weekend VIU Outdoor Recreation

Nov 1 - 3

$150/Student, $300/Non-student

12 pm - 6 pm

Ucluelet

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/ 

Learn to Surf

Learn to Surf Weekend VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Nov 12 - 15

$175/Student, $350/Non-student

9 am - 6 pm

Ucluelet

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.

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/