VIU International students

Mid Island Views & Coombs Tour

Oct
15
When: Saturday, Oct 15, 2022, 10:15AM - 5:00PM
Where:

Errington, Coombs & Parksville, BC

Add to CalendarMid Island Views & Coombs Tour10/15/2022 10:15 AM10/15/2022 05:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip InformationCome and join Cultural Connections as we head to the outdoors to visit our local Mid Island towns of Errington, Coombs and Parksville.We will start the day off exploring the awe-inspiring trails and roaring waterways of Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. After taking in all the beauty and greenery of the trails and waterfalls, we will go on to visit the ever buzzing Coombs Country Market. At this point, we will get the opportunity to socialize a bit, grab a bite to eat, shop around for some groceries or even for some tasty treats (they have amazing gelato) and if we are lucky, maybe even see the famous Coombs Market " Goats on the Roof" just munching away and doing what goats do best. Once we've had our fill at Coombs, we will mosey down to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park for an afternoon of exploration, beach games and good ol' relaxation by the waterside. A perfect way to spend a summer's day on Vancouver Island! What to wearAppropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walkingA hatWhat to bring:Water bottleSunscreen Snacks & lunch (or money to buy food, snacks)Beach Blanket/towelUmbrella (in case it rains)A backpack to carry all your itemsCameraMeeting Location: VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 10:15 amTrip Includes:Round-trip Transportation to all our sites, guided trail visit to Englishman River Falls, Little Mountain,  Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, & free time at Coombs Country MarketPolicies, Health & SafetyWe 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 UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - 2nd Floor.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)Waiver FormPlease 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.ContactKelsey Moon – Activity Program CoordinatorKelsey.moon@viu.ca250-753-3245 x 2228Errington, Coombs & Parksville, BCfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Mid Island Views & Coombs Tour

Trip Information

Come and join Cultural Connections as we head to the outdoors to visit our local Mid Island towns of Errington, Coombs and Parksville.

We will start the day off exploring the awe-inspiring trails and roaring waterways of Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. After taking in all the beauty and greenery of the trails and waterfalls, we will go on to visit the ever buzzing Coombs Country Market. At this point, we will get the opportunity to socialize a bit, grab a bite to eat, shop around for some groceries or even for some tasty treats (they have amazing gelato) and if we are lucky, maybe even see the famous Coombs Market " Goats on the Roof" just munching away and doing what goats do best. Once we've had our fill at Coombs, we will mosey down to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park for an afternoon of exploration, beach games and good ol' relaxation by the waterside. A perfect way to spend a summer's day on Vancouver Island! 

What to wear

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking
  • A hat

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen 
  • Snacks & lunch (or money to buy food, snacks)
  • Beach Blanket/towel
  • Umbrella (in case it rains)
  • A backpack to carry all your items
  • Camera

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 10:15 am

Trip Includes:

Round-trip Transportation to all our sites, guided trail visit to Englishman River Falls, Little Mountain,  Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, & free time at Coombs Country Market

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, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - 2nd Floor.

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)

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
Kelsey.moon@viu.ca
250-753-3245 x 2228

Attachments

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