Bastion City Wanderers

Nanaimo's
Volkssport Club

 

 

Walk Schedule - January 1 to April 30, 2018  

Day / Date

Start Time

Location

Starting Point

Type/Km/Rating

Mon           Jan 01

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Howard Johnson front lobby of the hotel

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

PT 5 km 1A or 2B
10 km  2B

Sat Jan 06

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Buttertubs Marsh & 3 parks– meet in the parking lot of the marsh off of Bowen Road

EX 5 km 1B

9/10/12 km 2B

Sat Jan 13

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Howard Johnson Heritage Walk – front lobby of the hotel

PT 5 km 1A or 2B
PT 10/12 km 2A

Sat Jan 20

10:00 am

Cedar

Hemer Park – gravel parking lot beside 49th Parallel shopping centre

 PT 6/10 km 2B

Sat Jan 27

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Linley Valley/Lost Lake – food court of Country Club Mall (Photo presentation to follow)

PT 10 km 3B or

 CC City Parks 5 km 1B

Sat Feb 03

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Westwood Lake – back gravel parking lot

PT 6/10 km 2B

Sat Feb 10

10:00 am

Cedar

Cable Bay – at the end of Nicola Road in the parking lot

Ex 6/10 km 2C
5km 1A

Sat Feb 17

10:00 am

Parksville

Englishman River Fish Hatchery – meet at Top Bridge parking lot at the end of Chattel Road

EX 5/6/8/10 km 2B

Sat Feb 24

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Morrell/Colliery Dam Park - meet at the parking lot across from the Morrell Sanctuary entrance

EX 5/6/10 km 2B

Sat Mar 3

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Howard Johnson – waterfront, Bowen Park and Buttertubs Marsh – front lobby of the hotel

PT 5 km 1A or 2B 12 km 2B

Sat Mar 10

10:00 am

Ladysmith

Ladysmith PT – Town or Holland Creek - Upper parking lot @ Coronation Mall

PT 6/10 km – 2B

10 km – Holland Creek 3B

Sat Mar 17

10:00 am

Parksville

Tigh na Mara/Rathtrevor Beach (VABC PT) – parking lot of Tigh na Mara resort (not a BCW PT $1 required)

VABC PT - PT 6/10 km 1B

Sat Mar 24

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Country Club /City Parks – food court of Country Club mall

PT 5/10 km 1B

Sat Mar 31

10:00 am

Nanaimo

Richard’s Marsh – parking lot of Elaine Hamilton Park

EX 5/7 km 2B

10 km 3B

Sat Apr 07

9:00 am

Ladysmith

Christie Falls - end of Christie Rd. In front of red/ orange Timber West gate

EX 6 km 1B or 2B 7/10 km=3C; 11 km=2B

Sat Apr 14

9:00 am

Cassidy

Haslam Creek Timberlands Rd to Ninatti Rd to just past the gravel pit at the trailhead sign

PW 8/11 km 3B

Sat Apr 21

9:00 am

Nanaimo

Linley Valley without Lost Lake – food court of Country Cub Mall (Photo presentation to follow)

PT 10 km 2C or
CC City Parks 5 km 1B

Sat Apr 28

9:00 am

Nanaimo

Neck Point Park – parking lot at the end of Morningside Drive (has an alternate 10 km too)

PT 5 km 2B

10 km 3B or 3C

Notes

*Registration begins 15 minutes prior to start time unless otherwise indicated

PT – Permanent Trail  

EX – Exploratory Walk

EGW - Evening Guided Walk

GW – Guided Walk

MW – Mapped Walk

 

Part 1 – INCLINE

Part 2 - TERRAIN

1

Very little hill or stair climbing

A

Almost all pavement

2

Some moderate hill or stair climbing

B

Significant part on well groomed trails,
with very little more difficult terrain

3

Some significant hill or stair climbing

C

Significant part on somewhat difficult
 terrain (rocky/rooted paths)

4

A good deal of significant hill or stair climbing

D

A significant part on difficult terrain

5

Many steep hills or high altitude trails

E

Majority of the walk on very difficult terrain

NOTE: Extreme weather conditions could raise the difficulty of the routes