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2024 Summer Camp – Manning Park

2024 Summer Camp – Manning Park

This year’s Summer Camp will be a drive-in camp to Manning Park. Two one-week-long camps will be held from July 28 to Aug 4, and Aug 4 to Aug 11, 2024. Location: Lone Duck 1 Group Camp Ground, E.C. Manning Park Overlooking Lightning Lake’s Lone Duck Bay about 4km off Highway 3 on Gibson Pass Road, this lovely treed campground has been developed over the last few years. It now boasts flush toilets, and a rebuilt shelter.  E.C. Manning Provincial Park…

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2023 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

2023 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

Two Summer Camps were held from Sunday, July 9 to Sunday, July 16, 2023 and Sunday, July 16 to Sunday, July 23, 2023. The “drive in” tenting/RV camps were held on the Big Bar Ranch group sites. Big Bar Ranch (https://www.bigbarranch.com/) is situated near the southern rim of the Interior Plateau, at an elevation of 1,030m, but there are nearly 2,000 vertical meters between the low and the high points to explore. To the southeast of the ranch, the Marble…

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NV Camp Committee – Request for Volunteers

NV Camp Committee – Request for Volunteers

The Nature Vancouver camp committee works hard to organize Summer Camps. If NV camps are going to be offered each summer we need help to keep things moving forward. We need more members to serve on the Camp Committee. We also need members to take on specific roles which do not require attending meetings, or rarely attending meetings. Some of the specific needs are: Book-keeping – This person does NOT have to handle any of the funds but is involved in…

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2019 Summer Camp – Niut Lakes

2019 Summer Camp – Niut Lakes

The 2019 Nature Vancouver summer camps were held in the spectacular Niut Range, just to the west of Tatlayoko Lake, or two hundred kilometres west of Williams Lake.  Located at the tree line at 2000 metres, the camps offered abundant opportunities for botanizing, birding and rambling ranging from easy strolls to more vigorous all-day hikes.  The first camp ran from July 21st to  28th with the second camp running from July 28th to August 4th. Camp managers were Nigel Peck for week one…

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2018 Summer Camp – McGillivray Pass

2018 Summer Camp – McGillivray Pass

This year we celebrated 100 year anniversary of Nature Vancouver. Two camps were held at McGillivray Pass, from, Sunday, July 22 to Sunday, July 29, 2018 and Sunday, July 29 to Sunday, August 5, 2018. McGillivray Pass is located in the Bendor Range of the Coast Mountains, between the village of Bralorne and Anderson Lake. The camp was located at 1800m elevation in a beautiful subalpine valley at the transition from Coast to Interior. The campsite was a fine destination itself, yet also offered…

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2017 Summer Camp – Driftwood Lodge, Smithers

2017 Summer Camp – Driftwood Lodge, Smithers

Camp Report and Photos by Liz Dohan Driftwood Lodge in Smithers was a magnificent setting for Nature Vancouver’s drive in camp. Due to forest fires in the province, and closures along Highway 97, most of us made the trek in our vehicles along the Yellowhead Highway, adding perhaps an hour or two to the approximately 1200 kilometer trip. Gabi and Norbert Gust, the young couple who hosted our camp in 2008, were there to greet us.  Their small children photographed…

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2015 Summer Camp – Mount Renshaw

2015 Summer Camp – Mount Renshaw

In 2015, two camps were held from August 2 to 9 and from August 9 to 1, 2015. The camp site was located next to a pristine alpine lake near Mount Renshaw, just to the northeast of McBride. The location, which connects with the National Hiking Trail, featured spectacular alpine meadows and terrain suitable for rambling ridge walks and circumnavigation of Mount Renshaw on the NHT. Located at an altitude of 1890 m (6200 ft), the area had great botanizing, birding…

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Summer Camps – History in Photos

Summer Camps – History in Photos

The following gallery shows photos from early camps organized by Nature Vancouver. Click on an image to enlarge it and to see the captions. Place cursor on the photo and use left or right arrows on the screen or on your keyboard, to see other photos. Use the link at the bottom of the page and scroll down to see a slide show.

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