If you would like to try the club out for compatibility you are welcome as a guest on three hikes. Please review the Hike Ratings and Trip Info before choosing a hike which suits your skill level. You then go to the calendar and click on the hike you wish to join, the leader’s name and contact number will display. It is a requirement while you are a guest that you speak to the hike leader before arrival at the meeting place.
As a Guest you are required to present for the hike with daypack, water, lunch, hiking boots in a bag, and adequate clothing. Drivers appreciate you removing your boots and bagging them for the car pool trip back to SMH.
*NOTE: Guests are asked to print the FMCBC waiver, read it, and bring it to the meeting place for witnessing unless you have witness who is not family readily available. As a guest you may be asked to show a photo ID or be with a host member for affirmation of ID. Leaders are asked to view a photo ID or note the guest’s sponsor and include contact information, either telephone or email.
Emergency contact information is the responsibility of each individual participating. Please download this Emergency Contact form complete it and put it in your daypack.
Applicants may apply for membership after completing three (3) official club hikes within a three (3) month period.
Hikes are lead by volunteers who have no special training but have knowledge of the trail through personal reconnaissance. Participants are expected to be competent hikers who accept the risks and hazards associated with an outdoor activity such as hiking, along with the regular use of rough and steep trails in isolated areas and adverse conditions.
We meet at Saanich Municipal Hall Annex (SMH) at 780 Vernon Avenue, the southern most parking lot behind Saanich Municipality Offices, unless otherwise stated in the hike schedule. As a newcomer please arrive at the meeting place 10-15 minutes before the listed departure time.