Nanaimo's Top 10 Hikes: The Abyss

May
11
When: Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Where:

The Abyss, Nanaimo BC

Add to CalendarNanaimo's Top 10 Hikes: The Abyss05/11/2018 01:30 PM05/11/2018 04:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverAbout The Abyss Also known as Extension Ridge, the Abyss is a little-known secret hike in Nanaimo. Created by an earthquake thousands of years ago, the Abyss is a giant crack in the Earth - not something you see every day! On this hike, we will walk along a section of the Trans-Canada Trail, which covers 24,000 km in total and stretches from one coast of Canada to the other. Built over 25 years, it is now the longest recreational, multi-use trail network in the world. Part of the Trail passes through Nanaimo, and will bring us to Extension Ridge. From there, we will enjoy beautiful views over the Salish Sea to the many Gulf Islands, Coast Mountains, and if the weather is clear, all the way to Mt. Baker in Washington State.  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 Meeting Location:  VIU Building 255 Main Lobby  Trip Includes: Transportation to and from the hike and a guided hike on one of Nanaimo's Trails 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 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth 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 attchement 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.caThe Abyss, Nanaimo BCfalse

About The Abyss

Also known as Extension Ridge, the Abyss is a little-known secret hike in Nanaimo. Created by an earthquake thousands of years ago, the Abyss is a giant crack in the Earth - not something you see every day!

On this hike, we will walk along a section of the Trans-Canada Trail, which covers 24,000 km in total and stretches from one coast of Canada to the other. Built over 25 years, it is now the longest recreational, multi-use trail network in the world. Part of the Trail passes through Nanaimo, and will bring us to Extension Ridge. From there, we will enjoy beautiful views over the Salish Sea to the many Gulf Islands, Coast Mountains, and if the weather is clear, all the way to Mt. Baker in Washington State. 

VIU Top 10 Hikes Abyss May 11 2018

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

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 Main Lobby 

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from the hike and a guided hike on one of Nanaimo's Trails

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 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth 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 attchement 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

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