Edmonton Outdoor Club - About Us

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 439 members, primarily Edmonton residents. Members range in age from 20 to 60, with 32% of members in the 20-39 age range. More information is available on our Statistics 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 coordinating events. 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 club improvements.

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 Membership Info 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 info@edmontonoutdoorclub.com.