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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.

Vancouver Biking & Cycling Clubs

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

Vancouver Hiking Clubs and General Outdoors

BC Outdoor Adventures
Burnaby Outdoor Club
Chasing Sunrise
Chilliwack Outdoors Club
Club Fat Ass
Dog Friendly Hiking and Walking
Drizzle Outdoors Club
The Hiking Club for Beginners
North Shore Hikers Club
Outdoor Club of Victoria
Outsetters Club
Outdoor Women’s Alliance
Pemberton Valley Trails Association
Pender Harbour Hikers
Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club
SFU Outdoors Club
The Self Propelled Outdoor Club
Tetrahedron Outdoor Club
UBC Varsity Outdoors Club
The VanHikers
Valley Outdoor Association
Vancouver Hiking Meetup Group
Vancouver Hikers and Trail Runners
Vedder Mountain Trail Association
Vancouver Outdoors Hikes for toddlers

Vancouver Paddle Sports Clubs

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

Vancouver Rock Climbing & Mountaineering Clubs

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

Vancouver Running Clubs

Abbotsford Trail Running Club
Broadway Run Club
East Van Run Crew
Fraser Street Run Club
Lions Gate Road Runners
North Burnaby Runners
Pacific Road Runners
Phoenix Running Club
Prarie Inn Harriers Running club
Ready 2 Run
South Hill Striders
Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club
Vancouver Frontrunners
The Vancouver Running and Jogging Club

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, The Right SHoe, and the Peak Centre offer paid clinics, and/or often usually have a free to join weekly run.

Vancouver Skiing Clubs

Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club
Nordic Wrecks Ski Club
Nordic Racers Ski Club
Pacific Ski Club
Vancouver Freestyle Ski Club
The Vancouver Skiers
Whistler Nordics

Other Clubs

BC Geocaching Association
Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club
North Shore Fish & Game Club
North Shore Triathlon Club
Outdoor Recreation Council of BC
Port Coquitlam Hunting & Fishing Club
Squamish Valley Rod & Gun Club
Team West Coast Triathlon Club
Victoria Orienteering Club

First time visiting Outdoor Vancouver? Welcome to the site! Be sure to check out the homepage to see the latest posts, and if hiking is your thing there is also a great collection of trail guides.