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2020 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

2020 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

NOTE : This year’s camp has been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 crisis. The drive-in camp will be held next summer in the same location at Big Bar Ranch on the following dates; Week One July 4-11, Week Two July 11-18, 2021. Those campers who have registered for Week One or Week Two have been contacted by the camp registrar, Elly Brok. Registered campers have the option of holding their reservation for 2021 by leaving their deposit in place. Those campers…

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NV Camp Committee – Request for Volunteers

NV Camp Committee – Request for Volunteers

The Nature Vancouver camp committee is working hard to prepare for the 2020 drive-in Summer Camp at Big Bar and also to choose and get approvals for a location for the 2021 Alpine Camp. 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…

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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

Photo Album – Elena Klein Photo Album – Wolfgang Hauser Photo Album – Daryl Sturdy 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…

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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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