Can I try out a hike before joining? (Attending as a guest)
You are welcome to try a hike before joining. From our schedule (use the Schedule button at the top of the page) pick a hike suitable for your fitness level. The classification of hikes page explains the hike rating system. Contact the Membership Secretary who will ask about your hiking experience to make sure the hike is suitable, and will tell you how to contact the hike leader. As a guest, you must sign a waiver each time you hike with the club. Please read the Guidelines and Safety pages before you attend the hike.
Please hike with us, but remember: you must arrange in advance to hike as a guest and you must be properly equipped.
What is an A, B or C hike?
We grade our hikes by duration, difficulty and elevation gain. An A hike is a beginner hike of no more than 5 hours hiking time, B hike 5 to 7 hours and C hike over 7 hours. Small a is up to 500 m gain, b is 500 m to 1000 m gain, etc. Refer to our classification of hikes for detailed definition.
Meeting points and carpooling
We usually meet in East Vancouver or West Vancouver (both meeting places accessible by public transit) to arrange carpools to the trail head. Refer to Meeting Places for location detail.
Register for website and forum access
Registration is easy and gives you a password for access to our website. Once you are registered your name will be added to the on-line member list, you can write messages in the forum, you can subscribe to the forum and you will have full access to the club schedule. Follow these directions to register.
For more information
Use the About the NSH tab at the top of the page. Just put your mouse pointer over the tab, then move the pointer to one of the sections on the list that appears. Be sure to check the Activities section to learn about our Activities, Guidelines, Safety and more.