The Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club is a long-standing institution in the Prince George community. It was formed in 1974 by a group of enthusiastic outdoors recreationists in Prince George…many of whom are still hiking and active in the club today. The mandate of the club is to provide a venue in which individuals of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities this area has to offer. We promote and foster responsible trail use and a healthy respect and admiration for nature in all its forms.
The “Ramblers” currently have over 100 registered members.
The Ramblers are not just a hiking club; we also provide a wide range of activities for members to enjoy:
The Club’s most prevalent activity is coordinating day hikes in the Prince George region every Sunday from May to October. A hiking schedule is posted on the website and also distributed by email to Club members.
Snowshoe day trips are becoming increasingly popular in the Club. These excursions are organized for locations within in the Prince George region every Sunday from November to April. See the schedule for more information.
Weekend trips typically involve hiking to one of many alpine cabins in the area and occur periodically throughout the summer. For the more adventurous, a week-long backpacking trip is scheduled annually sometime between July and September to a remote location of northern BC.
To keep members engaged in the winter months, the Ramblers host slide shows often featuring the wide-ranging travels of Club members and other local residents to far off places. These events are open to the public
The Ramblers have some very active and dedicated members who work tirelessly on trail and cabin development and maintenance. In fact, the Ramblers were, and continue to be, a driving force behind the development and enhancement of the increasingly popular Ancient Forest Trail.
The Ramblers have published the Central Interior Trail Guide annually since the Club started. This is a must-have reference for anyone interested in hiking in the Prince George area.
Club members also participate in various forest, park and city land use planning initiatives such as the PG Sustainable Forest Management Plan advisory group, the Kakwa and Sugarbowl-Grizzly Provincial Park master plans and PG City Trails Task Force. As well, through the Prince George Backcountry Recreation Society (PGBRS) and the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC) the Club serves as a voice for non-motorized users of the backcountry.
Annual General Meetings
The Ramblers holds its AGM every November. The meeting is open to all Club members, and provides opportunity for members to volunteer for a position on the Clubs executive for the upcoming year. It is also a great chance for everyone to get together socially, share photos and reflect on the fun, adventures, and stories of the most recent hiking season.