The Edmonton Outdoor Club (EOC) is a volunteer-run organization for adults. Our mission is to provide our members, who share common interests, the opportunity to participate in open, accessible and affordable activities with a focus on the outdoors. Our values are bringing together our members to enjoy and protect the environment while sharing outdoor knowledge and experiences that encourage a healthy and fun lifestyle. Our vision is to encourage environmental stewardship by promoting and inspiring the love of the outdoors.
Founded on March 1, 2006, the EOC currently has
2060 members, primarily Edmonton residents. Members range in age from 20 to 60, with 50% of members in the 20-39 age range.
More information is available on our
page. Membership is open to any interested adult, regardless of his or her
experience level. Members pay only for those events they attend and membership
is free, although member support, in the form of both time and monetary
donations, is solicited to keep the club running. There are no paid staff.
Volunteer positions include various aspects of running the club as well as
Funds collected are recycled back into the club for purchases of equipment, maintaining the web
site, or supporting an event.
The EOC relies heavily on its interactive events and networking web site to allow people to sign up for membership,
communicate with one another, register and pay for events, submit event feedback, and make suggestions for
A Virtual Clubhouse
The web site is the backbone - the "virtual clubhouse" - of the EOC. Individuals can sign up for membership online
in a matter of minutes. They can network with other members, interact with the volunteers, and register for upcoming
events. The lack of overhead required by a physical office permits the club to continue to offer free memberships.
Looking For More Info?
Our FAQ or
pages contain the answers to the questions we hear most often
from those who are signing up for membership.
Any questions for which you cannot easily find the answers online should be sent in via our
online form or directly to