Wilderness Adventure

Since 1971 Scouts and Venturers from the 3rd West Van Group have completed many wilderness summer adventures. A typical Scouts expedition is 9 days long, while the Venturer expeditions typically run for 9 to 16 days.

The record for length in an expedition was for the Venturers' 1983 ocean kayaking adventure in the South Moresby area of the Haida Gwaii, which lasted 30 days including travel to and from Vancouver.


List of Expeditions - Scouts


 Year 

            Destination

Mode of Travel

 1971West Coast Trail


Backpacking  
 1972Manning Park - Heather Trail & Skyline Trail

Backpacking   

 1973Great Central Lake & Della Falls

Canoeing

Backpacking  

 1974Cathedral LakesBackpacking  
 1975Hudson's Bay Company Fur Brigade Trail

Backpacking  

 1976Manning Park - Heather Trail & Skyline Trail

Backpacking  
 1977Cape Scott via Lowrie BayBackpacking  
 1978Cathedral Lakes 

Backpacking  
 1979Cape Scott via Lowrie Bay Backpacking  
 1980Hudson's Bay Company Fur Brigade Trail

Backpacking  
 1981Trapper Lake 

Backpacking  
 1982Hudson's Bay Company Fur Brigade Trail

Backpacking  
 1983Cape Scott via Lowrie Bay 

Backpacking  

 1984Cathedral Lakes via Trapper Lake 

Backpacking  
 1985Manning Park - Heather Trail & Skyline Trail 

Backpacking  
 1986Hudson's Bay Company Fur Brigade Trail

Backpacking  
 1987No Expedition - Provincial Jamboree


 1988Cathedral Lakes via Wall Creek Trail

Backpacking  
 1989Spruce Lake Recreation area

Backpacking  
 1990East Beach Trail in Naikoon Park, Haida Gwaii

Backpacking  
 1991Hudson Bay Company Fur Brigade's Trail

Backpacking  
 1992Trapper Lake

Backpacking  

 1993Spruce Lake Recreation Area

Backpacking

 1994Cape Scott via Lowrie Bay 

Backpacking  
 1995East Beach Trail in Naikoon Park, Haida Gwaii

Backpacking  
 1996Great Central Lake & Della Falls

Canoeing

Backpacking  

 1997Cape Beale

Backpacking  
 1998Spruce Lake Recreation Area

Backpacking  
 1999Manning Park - Heather Trail

Backpacking  
 2000Lowrie Bay in Cape Scott Park

Backpacking  

 2001Great Central Lake & Della Falls

Canoeing

Backpacking  

 2002Manning Park - Heather Trail & Skyline
Trail

Backpacking  
 2003Cathedral Lakes via Wall Creek Trail


Backpacking  
 2004Spruce Lake Recreation Area

Backpacking  

 2005Great Central Lake & Della Falls

Canoeing

Backpacking  

 2006Kettle Valley Rail Line - Summerland to Hope

Biking

 2007Cathedral Lakes via Wall Creek Trail

Backpacking  
 2008Spruce Lake Recreation Area

Backpacking  
 2009Kettle Valley Rail Line - Summerland to Hope

Biking  
 2010Cathedral Lakes via Wall Creek Trail

Backpacking  
 2011No Expedition - Provincial Jamboree


 2012Great Central Lake & Della Falls

Canoeing

Backpacking  

 2013No Expedition


 2014Manning Park - Heather Trail

Backpacking
 2015    
No Expedition - Provincial Jamboree

 
 2016
No Expedition

 
 2017 TBA

 


List of Expeditions - Venturers


 Year    

Destination

 Mode of Travel

 1971Bowron Lakes Chain

Canoeing

 1972No Expedition
 
 1973Cape Scott via Lowrie Bay

Backpacking

 1974Cape Scott via Lowrie Bay

Backpacking

 1975Garibaldi Lake via Culliton Creek

Backpacking

 1976Monashee Provincial Park

Backpacking

 1977Cathedral Lake via Lakeview Creek

Backpacking 

 1978Mount Rainier

Backpacking

 1979Haida Gwaii, South Moresby area

Boating

 1980Stein River Valley

Backpacking 

 1981No expedition - National Jamboree

 

 1982Stein River Valley

Backpacking

 1983Haida Gwaii, South Moresby area

Ocean Kayaking

 1984Warner Pass

Backpacking

 1985Yukon - Macmillan Pass to Dawson City

Canoeing

 1986Cape Scott via Lowrie Bay

Backpacking

 1987Strathcona Park traverse

Backpacking

 1988

 1989Desolation Sound

Ocean Kayaking

 1990Kyuquot Sound

Ocean Kayaking

 1991Johnston Straight

Ocean Kayaking

 1992Haida Gwaii, South Moresby area

Ocean Kayaking

 1993

Kyuquot Sound to Brooks Penninsula

Strathcona Park Traverse (incomplete)

 Ocean Kayaking

Backpacking

 1994Brooks Peninsula - Jacoben Point to Amos Creek

Backpacking

 1995Howe Sound

Ocean Kayaking

 1996Kyuquot Sound to Brooks Penninsula, Brooks Penninsula traverse

Ocean Kayaking

Backpacking

 1997Nation Lakes Chain

Canoeing

 1998East Beach Trail in Naikoon Park, Haida Gwaii

Backpacking

 1999 No Expedition
 
 2000Alexander Mackenzie Trail (80 km)

Backpacking

 2001Nation Lakes Chain

 Canoeing

 2002Kyuquot Sound

Ocean Kayaking

 2003Kyuquot Sound to Brooks Penninsula

Ocean Kayaking

 2004Brooks Penninsula traverse

Backpacking

 2005Nootka Trail (interrupted), Lowrie Bay in Cape Scott Park

 Backpacking

 2006Bella Bella area

Ocean Kayaking

 2007Brooks Penninsula - Jackobson Point to Clerke Point

Backpacking

 2008Sechelt Inlet

Ocean Kayaking

 2009Monkman Pass Trail

Backpacking

 2010Earl Grey Pass Trail

Backpacking

 2011East Beach Trail in Naikoon Park, Haida Gwaii

Backpacking

 2012Desolation Sound

Ocean Kayaking

 2013Sechelt Inlet

Ocean Kayaking

 2014 Strathcona Park traverse

Backpacking
 2015Sechelt Inlet
Ocean Kayaking

 2016Tchaikazan River Valley

 Backpaking
 2017 TBA