Clubs


Outdoor clubs are a great way to meet new people who share your interests, learn more about an activity, and find motivation to get out and participate in new and different sports.While I have posted about a few of the local individual clubs before, I thought it would be handy to create a more comprehensive list of all the outdoor clubs in and around Vancouver.

There are sections for hiking, cycling, paddle sports, running and more. Some clubs are free, others charge for membership and each club will have its own rules and culture. There are no shortage of clubs around, so I’m positive you’ll be able to find something that’s a fit for you. If any clubs are missing from the list, please contact me and I’ll be glad to add it.

Biking & Cycling

Atomic Racing Club
Burnaby Mountain Biking Association
Cycling BC
Dirty Girlz Bike Club
Escape Velocity Cycling Bike Club
Mudbunnies
North Vancouver Mountain Biking Club
North Shore Mountain Bikers Association
NSRide
Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts Society
Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association
Tri-Cities Off Road Cycling Association
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition
Vancouver Cycling Club
Vancouver Mountain Bike Meetup
Whistler Off Road Cycling Association


Hiking and General Outdoors

Backroads Outdoor Club
Burnaby Outdoor Club
Chilliwack Outdoors Club
Club Fat Ass
Dog Friendly Hiking and Walking
The Hiking Club for Beginners
MEC Women’s Only Meetup
North Shore Hikers Club
North Vancouver Outdoors Club
Outdoor Club of Victoria
Pemberton Valley Trails Association
SFU Outdoors Club
The Self Propelled Outdoor Club
South Burnaby Dad’s Adventure Club
Tetrahedron Outdoor Club
UBC Varsity Outdoors Club
Valley Outdoor Association
Vancouver Regional Outdoors Club
Vancouver Hikers and Trail Runners
Vedder Mountain Trail Association
Wanderung


Paddle Sports

Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club
False Creek Racing Canoe Club
Fort Langley Canoe Club
Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club
Lotus Sports Club
Pacific International Kayak Association
Sea Kayakers Association of BC
Vancouver Kayak Club
Vancouver Rowing Club


Rock Climbing & Mountaineering

Alpine Club of Canada
BC Mountaineering Club
Climber’s Access Society of BC
Vancouver Rock Climbing Group


Running

Broadway Run Club
Island Road Runners
Lions Gate Road Runners
MEC Vancouver Meetup Run
North Vancouver MEC Running Meetup Group
Pacific Road Runners
Phoenix Running Club
Prarie Inn Harriers Running club
Run Club Vancouver
South Hill Striders
Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club
Vancouver Frontrunners
The Vancouver Running and Jogging Club
Vancouver Trail Runners
Vancouver Trail Running Enthusiasts

For running groups, you may also want to consider joining a clinic at your local run store. Places like North Shore Athletics, Forerunners, The Running Room, and the Peak Centre offer paid clinics, and/or often usually have a free to join weekly run.


Skiing

Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Nordic Wrecks Ski Club
Pacific Ski Club
Vancouver Skiers
Vancouver Backcountry Skiing Group
Whistler Nordics


Other

BC Geocaching Association
Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club
North Shore Triathlon Club
Outdoor Recreation Council of BC
Team West Coast Triathlong Club
Vancouver Endurance Club
Victoria Orienteering Club

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