Take a Hike
Come Hike with us!
Take a Hike was added to our program line up in 2018. Our hiking program has allowed us to introduce participants to hiking, or expand their interest and passion in the activity by exposing them to new trails, views, and a community of other passionate individuals!
The hiking program starts out with some easier local hikes to get everyone acquainted with group dynamics and some of the local flora and fauna. As the program progresses the hikes will become longer and more engaging as we travel a little further away from town to access some of the amazing hikes available in the local region. While hiking there will be discussion based around connection to nature and as identifying local flora and fauna and some of their historical uses.
Participants will also learn some basic navigation and map reading skills so they can route find and understand how to safely navigate the trails in a variety of circumstances. Being able to safely travel through the local terrain with a “leave no trace” principle and understanding the impacts of our presence in the environment is an important component of the program as well.
In an effort to make the sport even more accessible Elevation Outdoors provides transportation from 3 common meeting points in Kelowna and West Kelowna to make it easier for participants to join us.
The program runs from mid-Sept to mid-Oct each year, with 2 hikes per week (typically alternating Tues & Thurs and Tues & Sat) to allow the participants to see a wide array of landscapes and trails within the Okanagan. Tuesday and Thursday hikes will be in the afternoon, with the youth needing to leave school a bit early (to catch the daylight) and Saturday hikes will be longer and during start earlier in the day.
Each seat is $200.
* 100% and partial scholarship seats are available for youth that meet our eligibility criteria! Click here to see our scholarship eligibility requirements.
If you are interested in volunteering for Take a Hike, please click here!
Scholarship Seat Sponsors
Thank you to Andrew & Melanie Graham for their support in creating a scholarship seat.
A big THANK YOU to the following Organization Sponsors who contribute in a wide array of manners to help us have the impact we do in our community.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.