Apr
26

Date: Friday, Apr 26, 2019

Time: 1:30PM - 7:00PM
Add to CalendarLocal Hikes - Elk Falls Provincial Park04/26/2019 01:30 PM04/26/2019 07:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverCultural Connections - Local Hikes  Join Cultural Connections as we head outdoors and explore some of the most scenic and awe-inspiring, local hiking trails throughout the Spring semester. We have selected 4 hikes that are based out of Nanaimo and 1 finale hike that takes you to Elk Falls Provincial Park, located 2 hours north of VIU. This program runs from March - April on select Fridays from 1:30PM - 4PM. The cost to join is only $2.00, with the exception of our Elk Falls adventure - costing $10.00 due to the extended duration of the hike (overall time). Please sign up in advance.  Elk Falls Provincial Park Elk Falls Provincial Park, on central Vancouver Island, is a popular destination. The main attractions are camping, salmon fishing, and an incredible 25-meter (89-foot) waterfall. Located near the town of Campbell River, Elk Falls is a great hike for all skill levels. The powerful waterfall and suspension bridge make for a fun outing, and the old-growth forest makes for a serene setting. In 2015, an impressive suspension bridge was added to the park, just above Elk Falls. The suspension bridge opened on Elk Falls Provincial Park’s 75th anniversary. Because the river is diverted for hydroelectric generation, the flow of Elk Falls remains fairly constant throughout the year. However, it may be flowing slightly stronger in the springtime and after strong rains. What to wear: Proper clothing for the weather and for walking Running shoes or hiking boots No sandals What to bring: Snacks  Water bottle  Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains) A backpack to carry all your items Camera Meeting Location:  VIU Building 255 Main Lobby  Trip Includes: Transportation and guided hike Policies, Health & Safety We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy. How to Sign Up Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255. You will need to have your: Student card, Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy) Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities) Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us: Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor International Commons. Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip. Contact Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2737  e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.cafalse

Cultural Connections - Local Hikes 

Join Cultural Connections as we head outdoors and explore some of the most scenic and awe-inspiring, local hiking trails throughout the Spring semester. We have selected 4 hikes that are based out of Nanaimo and 1 finale hike that takes you to Elk Falls Provincial Park, located 2 hours north of VIU. This program runs from March - April on select Fridays from 1:30PM - 4PM. The cost to join is only $2.00, with the exception of our Elk Falls adventure - costing $10.00 due to the extended duration of the hike (overall time). Please sign up in advance. 

Elk Falls Provincial Park

Elk Falls Provincial Park, on central Vancouver Island, is a popular destination. The main attractions are camping, salmon fishing, and an incredible 25-meter (89-foot) waterfall. Located near the town of Campbell River, Elk Falls is a great hike for all skill levels. The powerful waterfall and suspension bridge make for a fun outing, and the old-growth forest makes for a serene setting.

In 2015, an impressive suspension bridge was added to the park, just above Elk Falls. The suspension bridge opened on Elk Falls Provincial Park’s 75th anniversary.

Because the river is diverted for hydroelectric generation, the flow of Elk Falls remains fairly constant throughout the year. However, it may be flowing slightly stronger in the springtime and after strong rains.

VIU Cultural Connections - Local Hikes - Elk Falls Provincial Park

What to wear:

  • Proper clothing for the weather and for walking
  • Running shoes or hiking boots
  • No sandals

What to bring:

  • Snacks 
  • Water bottle 
  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • A backpack to carry all your items
  • Camera

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 Main Lobby 

Trip Includes:

Transportation and guided hike

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor International Commons.

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator

phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2737 

e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.ca

Attachments

AttachmentSize
VIU Cultural Connections Waiver297.5 KB

Need more information?

Request Information

Want to talk to someone about specific questions?

Contact a Representative

Ready to join us at VIU?

Apply Online