International Festival – Sept 9-10, 2017

Point Roberts, Tsawwassen, White Rock, Blaine,

4 Border Crossings..and more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9; Open start 09:00am – 10:00am
POINT ROBERTS – Washington – International Friendship Walk
START POINT: Kiniski’s Reef Tavern 1334 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts WA. 98281
DISTANCES: 6, 11k RATING: 1A
SPONSOR: NW Tulip Trekkers
CONTACT: Tom Stabile 360-966-2346 tandmwa@frontier.com/www.nwtrekkers.org

INFORMATION: Enjoy stunning views of the Strait of Georgia, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and Mount Baker. Walk through coastal parks, a world-class marina and along the Canadian/US Border passing historic Boundary Marker No. 1. This unique part of Washington State is on a peninsula reached via car by driving through SW British Columbia, Canada.

DIRECTIONS TO START FROM CANADA: From I-5 Cross Canadian/USA border. I-5 becomes BC 99 N in Canada; Take exit 26 towards BC-17; Left at 56th St (Tsawwassen/Pt. Roberts); Cross border to Pt. Roberts; continue straight onto Tyee Dr; Turn right onto Gulf Rd.

DIRECTIONS TO START FROM USA: I-5 north, thru the Blaine US/Canadian border crossing, I-5 becomes BC-99 N. toward Delta. Take Exit 26 toward BC-17. Keep right at the fork and merge onto BC-17. Turn left on 56th Street to the Point Roberts US/Canadian border crossing. Continue straight on Tyee Dr. Right on Gulf Rd. to Kiniskis Reef Tavern, 1334 Gulf Rd.

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SATURDAY, SEPEMBER 9; Open Start 12:00 noon – 15:00 pm
DELTA – Tsawwassen – Boundary Bay Regional Park – International Friendship Walk
START POINT: Centennial Beach Concession Building, 570 Boundary Bay Rd. V4L 1N2
DISTANCES: 5, 10k RATING: 1B
SPONSOR: Vancouver ’Venturers
CONTACT: Verni Brown 604-682-8390 vancouverventurers@gmail.com
INFORMATION: Explore Boundary Bay Regional Park with its dune plants, bird life & views of ocean & mountains. Also walk through residential areas of Boundary Bay & Beach Grove, which used to be full of small cottages. We expect quite a few American Volkssporters to join us on this walk.
DIRECTIONS TO START: By car: From Point Roberts, proceed north on 56 St; Right on 12 Ave; Right on Boundary Bay Rd; Left at sign for Centennial Beach. From Hwy 99, take exit for Hwy 17 southbound; Left on 56 St; Left on 12 Ave; Right on Boundary Bay Rd; Left at sign for Centennial Beach. By transit: From Bridgeport Station (Canada Line), bus #601 (South Delta) to South Delta Exchange; bus #C89 (Boundary Bay) along Boundary Bay Rd to sign for Centennial Beach; Walk along access road to Concession Building.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10; Open Start 8:30am – 10:00am
SURREY – Peace Arch Park/CAN-US Walk Event
START POINT: Peace Arch Park, Beach Rd & Hwy 99 V3S 9N8
DISTANCES: 5, 10k RATING: 1B
SPONSOR: Surrey Trekkers
CONTACT: Janet/Rick Bortolussi 778-828-4588 rbortolussi@dccnet.com
PROGRAMS: Community, Murals, Bridges

INFORMATION: Part of the CAN-US Walk/US-CAN Walk event with the NW Tulip Trekkers. Walk along the beautiful lawns & amongst the gardens within the Park crossing the Canada/US Border, then walking to White Rock where you will walk along the promenade enjoying the views of the Pacific Ocean.

DIRECTIONS TO START FROM CANADA: Exit Hwy 99 on Beach Rd; turn Left into parking lot behind Duty Free Store; Start point in adjacent picnic area.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10; Open start 12:00 noon– 14:00pm
BLAINE, Washington – International Friendship Walk
START POINT: Peace Arch Park, WA.
DISTANCES: 10k RATING: 1A
SPONSOR: NW Tulip Trekkers
CONTACT: Tom Stabile 360-966-2346 tandmwa@frontier.com/www.nwtrekkers.org
DIRECTIONS TO START FROM CANADA: After finishing the White Rock event walk, proceed to the American side of Peace Arch park walking thru the Peace Arch, into the Border Control to clear immigration, then make your way to the restroom/kitchen building in the park.
INFORMATION: Enjoy Peace Arch park, Blaine Marine park, Lincoln Park, downtown, residential areas & the marina with views of Pt. Roberts, White Rock, Semiahmoo Bay & Drayton Harbor.

Other walks available in the area:

NorthWest Tulip Trekkers
21 Year Round Walks from Ft. Casey to Blaine, Washington

Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club
9 Permanent Trails available in the Surrey, BC area

Vancouver ’Venturers Volkssport Club
6 Permanent Trails in the Vancouver, BC area

Volkssport Association of BC
8 Permanent Trails in the Lower Mainland BC

Additional information as plans are finalized can be found at:

www.nwtrekkers.org
www.surreytrekkers.com
www3.telus.net/vancouverventurers_vvvc/
www.volkssportingbc.ca/

A passport, Nexus Pass or enhanced drivers license is required for border crossings. For more information  visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Congestion/border/Info.htm

Winthrop Events Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017

 

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Take a Break from the Ordinary!

Join us for a 3-days of Volkssport Walks, Bike and Hikes
Winthrop, WA.

Join with 3 Volkssport clubs (Interlaken Trailblazers, Sound Steppers and Pathfinder Volkssport Club of the Northwest)  to see what Winthrop and the nearby area has to show you during this wonderful season of nature.  This fun event features walks in Winthrop, North Cascades and nearby parks and trails.  Enjoy a bike ride through the country roads enjoying the fall landscape.

To ensure you are able to do all the events the North Cascades walks will be available on Thursday Sept 28 and Monday Oct 2.  You may do them on your way to Winthrop or on the way home.  We will have limited hours at Rainy Pass Trailhead on Thursday Sept 28.  Check our website later for the exact times.  You may register and stamp at the barn on Sunday if you wish to walk these beautiful walks on your way home on Monday.

Check out the events planned:  Click Here

Lodging reservations here: https://www.centralreservations.net/
This site has links to all type of accommodations: Hotels, cabins, condos.  Excellent resource.

Headquarters:  Meet us at the BARN in Winthrop WA
Start Times:      Friday and Saturday:  8:00am-1:00pm,                              finish by 4:00pm
Sunday:  8:00am-12:00pm, finish by 3:00pm
Misc:  IVV Credit-$3.00/free walkers/bike riders welcome.  All must register and carry start card. Donations to support Volkssport Events like this are appreciated.
Facilities/Pets:  Restrooms and water available at start, all trailheads and around town. Pets are welcome on all trails but not in buildings.
Dinner at the BARN on Saturday 5:30pm/Dinner served at 6:00pm.  Be sure to get your tickets!  $30.00 or special of $48 for dinner and 7 events.
Pre-Registration:  Registration form enclosed with brochure or print from our website.  Pre-Registration required by Sept 15, 2017.  Walk/bike registration can be done at the event.  Please pre-register for dinner to help our caterer in planning this fun event.

NEW REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
Registration form (MAIL IN) here:  Click Here
Download a brochure here:  Click Here

Sign-ups available for Group Walks and carpools at the BARN.

Address:  51 WA20 in Winthrop WA.
Driving Directions:  US20 East and West.  Barn located on West side of downtown.

2018 Whidbey Walking Festival Sept 7-9, 2018

Whidbey Walking Festival

 September 7-9, 2018

Coupeville, Washington

A three-day festival of walks on Whidbey Island Washington. Explore the beauty of Puget Sound, with its small towns, mountain views, wildlife, evergreen forests and expansive vistas!

New walks and old favorites are being planned for 2018 along with the new registration location at the Camp Casey Conference Center.

Just a kilometer north of the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry landing and adjacent to Fort Casey State Park, is the Camp Casey Conference Center.

Built at the turn of the 20th century by the U.S. Army, Fort Casey was designed to guard the entrance to Puget Sound as part of the “triangle of fire,” along with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler, which are located on the other side of Admiralty Inlet. Within 20 years, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military post in Washington, housing 10 officers and 428 enlisted men.

The Army used the fortification until World War II and when Fort Casey was decommissioned in the 1950s, Seattle Pacific University became the owner of the parade grounds, housing and recreation facilities — updating and renovating the buildings for groups like ours. Today, SPU continues to welcome school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes to this remarkable historical site.

The military fortifications located at Fort Casey State Park are owned by Washington State Parks.

More information about the events will be added as we finalize walk and festival plans.Extend your visit and walk some or all of the YRE/seasonal walks on Whidbey Island. Many more walks are available in the surrounding area.


Accommodations

Some accommodations (for groups) are available at Camp Casey, to see what they offer check out the listing under “Lodging & Event Spaces” on their website at: http://spu.edu/depts/casey/. They also have a small campground. If you are interested in any of the accommodations at the Camp Casey Conference Center it would be easiest to call them at 866-661-6604 to get information about their facilities and requirements for renting.

Just around the corner from Camp Casey is the Fort Casey Inn (http://fortcaseyinn.com) with Historic two bedroom officer’s quarters, complete with living area, full kitchen, upstairs bath and sweeping views. In addition to the campground at Camp Casey, Fort Casey State Park has campsites located next to the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry terminal. http://parks.state.wa.us/505/Fort-Casey

Information on other lodging options in the area can be found at:
http://www.whidbeycamanoislands.com/lodging/ 
http://www.coupevillelodging.com 
http://www.whidbeyislandbandb.com

Other Activities in the Area

Art galleries, beaches, wineries, outdoor adventures, shopping and endless scenery are just some of the activities available as you spend time on Beautiful Whidbey Island.For more information on things to do in the area follow this link:

http://www.whidbeycamanoislands.com/thingstodo/

Check out the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce webpage for a calendar of events.
http://www.coupevillechamber.com/index.php/events/events-calendar 

Contact us at:
nwtuliptrekkers@gmail.com