Prospective Members

Prospective Members

If you would like to try the club out for compatibility you may join an introductory hike. These hikes will be held at least once a month. To register for an introductory hike, email enquires@ocv.ca or fill out the “contact form” on this website. Applicants may apply for membership after completing an introductory hike.

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. Prospective members should be able to walk to the top of Mt. Doug (referred to as PKOLS to local Indigenous peoples) and complete the Whittaker Trail circuit around the base of the mountain without undue difficulty. 

Prospective Members coming to an introductory hike should print and sign the “FMCBC waiver” (clink on the link below) and hand it to the Introductory hike leader.  

FMCBC-OCV Universal Basic-Equestrian-Water Waiver

To access a four-page document providing directions to area trailheads, click on “Trip Info” in the menu bar (not the drop down menu underneath it), scroll down to the Trailheads section, and click on “Directions to OCV Trailheads”. We recommend you print off a copy of this document and keep it in your car.