Excursions – upcoming


Please view the current schedule here to reserve your place


Learn how to Snowshoe from the Experts at REI

Monday, February 13th, 3 – 4:30pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to snowshoe?  Here’s your opportunity!  The wonderful folks at REI have set up this class just for us! They will explain how to dress, how to fit snowshoes, how to maneuver hills, where to go, and how to get up when you fall down! 

After the class, if you are up for testing out your newfound skills, join us on Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 am in Bozeman (TBD) You will need to bring along your own snowshoes but our friends at REI will be there to help us get set up for our adventure!  We will then set off and snowshoe for about an hour.

If you do not have a pair of snowshoes, you may rent a pair, on a first come, first serve basis, at Roundhouse Sports for $20.  They will even add extenders (for free) if you want them (nice to have if we get a fair amount of new snow).  You should plan to pick up a pair Friday afternoon around 4-430 pm since they only have about a dozen pairs to rent out.

When:  Monday, February 13th, 3:00p-4:30p

Where:  REI Store, 2220 Tschache Street (off 19th Avenue), Bozeman

Cost:  FREE

Click HERE to signup and participate

 DEADLINE to Register: Sunday, February 12th (class size is limited to 25)

 For questions regarding this excursion, please contact Karen at [email protected].


Hidden Monasteries of Eastern Europe

March 21st, 5:30 – 7:30Pm




Enjoy a winter evening with your newcomer friends while hearing of member Anne Kenney’s travels in Eastern European countries, including the monasteries of Romania.  Anne has a Masters in Geography from the University of Arizona and has visited and researched many sites including The Berbers of the Atlas Mts, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Mali and Romania to name a few.  She has given similar presentations at Oregon State University and for various adult education programs.  It will be fascinating!

When: Tuesday, March 21st, 5:30pm  – 7:30pm

Where: Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Community Room.    1400 S 19th  Street, Bozeman.  (On the east side, between Garfield & Kagy)

Cost:  FREE

 DEADLINE to Register: Friday, March 17th.   Guests welcome.

Please bring an appetizer to share.  Beverages and dessert will be provided.  Note: alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Click HERE to sign up

For questions regarding this excursion, please contact Catherine Hogan-Kalmanson at [email protected].

GVNC is following CDC & County guidelines for COVID.  Members and participants are welcome to wear masks at your own discretion or follow personal COVID protocols.