View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!

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July 16, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am PDT

Our next Explorer Day will be on Sunday, July 16th1:30-4:00pm at Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Provincial Park. We will meet in front the the Strathcona Wilderness Institute Centre, the small building just to the left of the Raven Lodge, which is the cross-country ski area for Mt Washington in the winter.

Special guest Alison Maingon from the Strathcona Wilderness Institute will tell us about SWI and we will learn about the special subalpine/mountain ecosystem, which is a different world from the creatures and plants found at sea level.

What to bring: be prepared for mountain weather, which can be changeable. It can be hotter or colder than it is down in Courtenay/Comox. Bring layers as well as sunhats/sunscreen and good walking/hiking shoes. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack.


July 16, 2017
6:30 am - 9:00 am UTC+0
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Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.