CARP’s national Stand Up Straight initiative is described here. It’s all about the physical and mental benefits of walking regularly.
Regular exercise is easier with a group, and it’s always good to have someone who knows where you’re going.
Locally, we’ve compiled a list of walking groups in our area. It’s unofficial, so please check with each source before heading out for a walk.
We have not included hiking clubs and groups that do long, arduous walks. Maybe later, as we walk our way to fitness …
Please advise email@example.com if you know of any other groups we should list.
We start by city, and at the end you can find some region-wide resources.
The above page offers links:
Queensborough Nordic Walking group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:00am for a walk around the beautiful Queensborough neighborhood. Nordic poles are provided and the program is free. More info: Organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cameron Community Walking Group, based out of Burnaby’s Cameron Rec Center (9523 Cameron St), holds bi-weekly walking sessions : Tuesdays 5:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am. Walks are free and all are welcome … to walk a variety of routes on the City’s East side…. all walks are ~1 hour in length.
Edmonds Community Centre teaches courses in Nordic pole walking
Outsetters : hikes and walks ranging up to 15 km in length, mainly around the Lower Mainland, the North Shore mountains and Sea to Sky corridor.
Jane’s Walk Burnaby, BC is organized by the City of Burnaby. To learn more about local Jane’s Walks or to lead a walk, contact the City of Burnaby, Transportation Planning Department at email@example.com.
Meetup.com – requires membership and may expect computer access:
Happy Wanderers Walking Club welcomes all singles 45+ for walks in the Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows areas; meet every Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Info: Marilyn, 604-463-8874.
There are free indoor walking circuits at:
Port Coquitlam city support for walking — including maps and:
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows
Haney Place Mall (Tri-Hard) Walking Club
Valley Fair Mall Walking Club
Singles over-45 walking group meets Saturdays, 9:15 a.m. at Pitt Meadows rec centre for walks in Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows areas. Info: Graham, 604-464 1839.
Happy Wanderers Walking Club welcomes all singles 45 and older for walks in the Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows areas; meet every Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Info: Marilyn, 604-463-8874.
Stride to Thrive Walking Group and Indoor Walking Club – Anne, 604-466-4920
Greater Vancouver area
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club are a non-profit and we have organized walks Wed/Sat/Sun mornings at 10:00 am. All over the Lower Mainland They have had / will have walks in our area May 21, 27, ….. First five walks are free, then it’s $1 or $2 per walk.
Urban Poling , based in North Van, offers discounts to CARP members.
Trails – sortable list for Greater Vancouver
Walk BC government support for walking groups in general