Volkssport Association of British Columbia
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The Volkssport Association of British Columbia (VABC) serves to unify the BC volkssport clubs and to promote their mutual cooperation, all within the Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF). We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, non-competitive volkssport activities for people of all ages throughout the province. Although volkssporting activities include walking, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, walking events are the most popular among volkssporters in BC.

There are six clubs in British Columbia, offering a wide variety of walks.  Walks include parks, forests,  urban streets and trails, and glorious lake and ocean views. In addition, VABC is responsible for over 30 other walks spread throughout the province. We invite walkers of all ages to join us on a walk. New members are welcome, but membership is not mandatory in order to join one of our walks. We'd love to meet you! And your first five walks are free! After that the cost is just $1 or $2 per walk.  


Explore this website to learn more about volkssporting in British Columbia.

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GCW and Juan de Fuca Clubs Amalgamation

In November 2019, Garden City Wanderers and Juan de Fuca Pathfinders members decided to amalgamate the two clubs into a single club with the name Victoria Pathfinders Walking Club, VPWC. 

Effective July 1, 2020, the two clubs have completed the  transition process whereby all of their walks, events and PTs, membership and assets have been transferred to  VPWC.  VPWC is now fully operational administering the complete integrated walk program of the two clubs which have now ceased to operate. Going forward, there will be a single Volkssport Club in Victoria, the Victoria Pathfinders Walking Club.

The website of the new club  is  https://www.victoriapathfinders.ca/ 

Good News!


  Some clubs have begun to plan group events that are consistent with the requirements and recommendations of the local health authorities. For the latest information in your area, please contact your local club or VABC President, Brenda Dudfield.


  • Please note that the the walk books for PT031 and the bicycle PT066 which start at the Oak Bay Rec Centre will temporarily, while the Recreation Centre is closed due to COVID 19, be available at a private home 1231 Hewlett Place, V8S 4P6.  The walk books are available on the front porch. Feel free to drop by and sign in and enjoy a walk or ride in beautiful Oak Bay.

  • There are several new PTs in BC in 2020 - Seasonal 327 at Vancouver Locarno Beach, Seasonal 328 at North Vancouver Lonsdale Quay and PT022 at Victoria Fairfield


phoenixSave the date!  The next Victoria Phoenix Walking Festival will be held in 2021 in Victoria on April 16 -18 at the Greek Community Centre, Elk Lake Drive. For more information as it develops visit their website at  www.vvpf.ca

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        Contact us at  vabc@volkssportingbc.ca,  write to VABC c/o 9350 Cinnamon Drive Surrey BC V3V 1V2, or phone 604-584-1900

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