Join the Island Mountain Ramblers–Summer

Information for Guests:

Update August 4, 2020

The Island Mountain Ramblers encourages prospective members to join two-day trips prior to joining the club. After you have completed your two hikes, you will need to join the club to participate in any further events. Respectfully, guests are not permitted on multi-day trips.

Please note, due to the popularity of some trips priority is given to club members. Guests may be asked to defer their position to club members.

Annual Membership Types:

Update August 4, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Island Mountain Ramblers have suspended new memberships until September 1, 2020.

If you are renewing your membership for 2020, please use the renewal page.  

Individual $35:
Use this if the Island Mountain Ramblers is the only FMCBC club you belong to
Family $60:
Choose this if you are joining with multiple people in your household
FMCBC Associate $16:
Choose this if you are already a member of a hiking club that is a member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia. For Example the Comox District Mountaineering Club (CDMC). NOTE: As of 2019, the ACCVI is not an associate club
Student $21
Students have a special rate– we acknowledge the burden of tuition and books!

Application Form
  1. Complete the online membership form.
  2. Payment of dues can be done in three ways: Paypal, by Cheque, in cash at one of the club meetings –held biannually.
  3. Complete an electronic waiver, or print and sign The FMCBC Universal Waiver, and bring it on your first hike.

Information About Payment Of Dues:

We prefer you to pay your annual dues electronically, but if you must pay by cheque, mail your payment to the Island Mountain Ramblers and send it to:
Island Mountain Ramblers
c/o Shannon Tagseth
3-6240 Parkwood Drive
Nanaimo BC V9T 6K9

To pay your dues via e-transfer, contact to make arrangements.


Accounting For Membership Dues:

All funds contribute to the growth and maintenance of the club. Your contributions pay for membership incentives, equipment,  education rebates, and outdoor-advocacy initiatives, leader insurance and membership in the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC).

Membership Benefits:

  • Access to our trip schedule;
  • Subscription to The Ramblers’ Ramble, our email newsletter (subscribe);
  • Membership in the Federation of BC Mountain Clubs (;
  • Comprehensive liability insurance while on club trips, through the FMCBC;
  • Access to Cloudburst, the FMCBC semi-annual magazine publication;
  • Participation in Club organized courses, workshops, and rebates on education courses;
  • Access to the education rebate program;
  • A 10% discount on courses offered through Island Alpine Guides, and MB Guiding;
  • Access to the club’s library of books (we are still cataloguing);
  • Use of club equipment while on club trips (snowshoes, crampons and mountaineering axes), and;
  • The enjoyment of outings in the mountains with a knowledgeable and amiable bunch of people.

Parter Discoutnts

Island Alpine Guides


10% off education courses

Schedule A — Adopted October 27, 2019