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2020 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

2020 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

The Nature Vancouver Summer Camp in 2020 will be a drive-in camp at Big Bar Ranch near Clinton, BC. Two camps will be held from July 5 to12 and July 12 to 19.Accommodation in cabins is available. Reserve your own. Pictures and info on the website BigBarRanch.com. Telephone 1-877-655–2333 or 250-459-2333.Camp Application will be available here for download on January 15, 2020.

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 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 in 2008…

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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.

Summer Camps – History

Summer Camps – History

The Spring 2008 Vol 37 (1) of Discovery, published an article titled, VNHS Summer Camps from the Beginning to the Present by Kitty Castle. Click HERE to see a PDF of the article. Nature Vancouver (VNHS) Summer Camps Year Location Director or Leader 2019 Niut Range – Camp 1 Nigel Peck 2019 Niut Range – Camp 2 Peg Neilon 2018 McGillivray Pass – Camp 1 Nigel Peck 2018 McGillivray Pass – Camp 2 Peg Neilon 2017 Smithers – Camp 1 Peg Neilon…

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