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One-Day Holistic Hiking Retreat to Mount Gardner on Bowen Island

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Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

6750 Keith Rd

West Vancouver, BC V7W 2V1

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Escape to Bowen Island for a guided hike up Mount Gardner with an intimate group of like-minded womxn and #getrenewed.

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Join Renew Retreats Founder Danielle Leroux for a one-day holistic hiking retreat to Mount Gardner on Bowen Island on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

After enjoying the 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver to Snug Cove, Bowen Island, your adventure begins in Crippen Regional Park, a short walk from the ferry terminal but miles away from the city.

A gentle walk through lush forest takes us to Killarney Lake for the perfect photo op. Then the real climbing begins. The challenging hike up Mount Gardner will be worth it – you’ll be treated to panoramic views of Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, West Vancouver, and Burrard Inlet.

The Retreat Plan

The retreat starts in the oceanside town of Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. We will meet at the ferry terminal at 8:30 am and take the 9:05 am 20-minute ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove, Bowen Island.

The hike up Mount Gardner is 6-7 hours and 17 km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 719 metres. Enjoy a nourishing lunch provided at the top and revel in your accomplishment of hiking to Bowen Island’s highest point, before hiking back down.

We’ll stop at Branch on Bowen for a scoop of Earnest Ice Cream and then hop on the 5:10 pm ferry to start our trip home.

This retreat is for you if...

You want to enjoy a day outdoors, escape the city, and get renewed.

Spaces are reserved for intermediate womxn hikers who want to connect with like-minded individuals and fellow outdoors lovers.

We’ll take care of all the details so you can safely complete a challenging hike without worrying about a thing.

Experience Level

To join us on this retreat you should be comfortable hiking for 6-8 hours on moderate to challenging terrain - but don’t worry, you don’t need to be fast! The hike up Mount Gardner is 17-20 km with an elevation gain of 719 meters.

New to hiking, want something shorter, or getting back into it after a break? We recommend joining us for our half-day beginner hiking retreat on September 15. Learn more here!

Included in your registration:

  • Full-day guided hike by Renew Retreats Founder Danielle Leroux, experienced hiker and Advanced Wilderness First Aid certified
  • Intimate group size capped at 10 guests plus guide and photographer
  • Group of like-minded womxn with similar levels of fitness and hiking experience
  • Roundtrip ferry ticket between Horseshoe Bay and Bowen Island
  • Nourishing lunch (dietary restrictions will be accommodated)
  • Eco-friendly lunch container and utensil that will be yours to keep
  • Light snacks from our event partners 52 North and Organika Health and recovery pack from WOASH Wellness
  • Photography during hike courtesy of Joy Yiu at Miel Creative. Photos will be made available post-retreat.
  • Access to private online community so you can connect with other guests pre-retreat and stay connected post-hike
  • Detailed packing list and itinerary
  • Hiking 101 resource and personal retreat concierge provided prior to retreat to ensure you are fully prepared and any concerns are addressed

Not included in your registration:

  • Transportation to and from Horseshoe Bay. Location is accessible by public transit and public pay parking is available. Guests are also invited to coordinate car-pooling in the private online community.
  • Post-hike ice cream at Branch on Bowen (time permitting)

If you have any questions or concerns please contact hello@welcometorenew.com.

The Fine Print

  • Participants must be over the age of 18 and will be required to a sign a waiver prior to attending the retreat.
  • The retreat will proceed rain or shine. Please be aware if you miss the meet-up time at Horseshoe Bay the group will leave as scheduled without you.
  • Participants need to be in good physical health in order to fully participate. Please read the description above carefully and assess your ability to cope with the activities involved. A detailed description of Mount Gardner can also be found here. If you are unsure, please contact Renew Retreats: hello@welcometorenew.com.
  • Please note that if, in the opinion of the guide, any participant is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Renew Retreats reserves the right to exclude them from the retreat without refund.
  • Emergency medical insurance for this retreat is recommended for all out-of-province participants. When selecting a travel insurance policy, it is recommended that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses, including emergency repatriation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • 15 days or more prior to the start date of the retreat: a full refund less $25 administration fee will be given.
  • 0-14 days prior to the start date of the retreat: no refunds will be given but spots will be transferable until August 18, 2019.
  • To cancel you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: hello@welcometorenew.com.
  • Our retreat is guaranteed to take place once the minimum group size is reached. Renew Retreats reserves the right to cancel a trip for any reason, but will rarely cancel except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside our control. When a retreat is cancelled by Renew Retreats before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than the fault of the Client, the Client will receive a full refund minus Eventbrite fees.
  • Renew Retreats is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.

Please contact Danielle Leroux at hello@welcometorenew.com with any additional questions or concerns.

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6750 Keith Rd

West Vancouver, BC V7W 2V1

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