The Van Tan Club is Canada's oldest nudist club with a total dedication to Naturist principles. Founded in 1939 by Ray Connett "The Father of Canadian Nudism," we are located in picturesque North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Van Tan Club provides a rustic, relaxing, and private park for the enjoyment of social nudism. The club has a wood-fired sauna and hot tub, facilities for volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, croquet, bocci, children's play equipment, spacious lawns for sunning, and lots of shade trees.
The club sits on roughly three hectares, on the lower slopes of Mount Fromme, with a marvelous view of Burrard Inlet and Greater Vancouver. It is 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) along a private road extending from the top of Mountain Highway above Lynn Valley in North Vancouver, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The grounds have adequate parking and space for RV's and tents.
One of the nicest things about the club is its distinctive atmosphere. Friendly, yet without imposing on the personal freedom and privacy of each member. The club is small and rustic. and members are proud of its park-like setting, secluded, yet close to the city.
The Van Tan Club is a member-owned club with a policy of keeping the fees as low as possible. This means that the majority of the routine maintenance and club improvements must be done by the members themselves. In addition to the annual fees, members agree to contribute work to their club!
As a condition of membership, members pledge to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of work each year.
Members unable to to work by reason of age or physical condition are expected to contribute by way of
supplies, materials or monetary donation.
We welcome all those interested in nude recreation, and relaxation, with like minded people, in a non-intrusive family atmosphere. The club welcomes first-time visitors to nude recreation, as well as members of the A.A.N.R., F.C.N., the International Naturist Federation (INF) and The Naturist Society.
The Van Tan Club welcomes local visitors on a trial basis. Each prospective member is allowed up to three trial visits to meet other members and see our beautiful grounds. Prospective members must visit three times before membership application will be considered. Out of town visitors are also welcome and may be given the use of a gate key, upon payment of a $100 deposit. Access to the club is made by prior arrangement with management. You must call, write or e-mail before arriving. Visitors please note, our phone number is directed to a message service which is checked once each 24 hours. We cannot respond to requests to meet you at our gate on an immediate basis. Please call at least 24 hours in advance of arrival.
You can make an appointment to view the grounds with no obligation. Saturdays at 10am is the Visiting time. Remember the other members have day time jobs just like you. (email email@example.com or call the club line at 604-980-2400 to arrange a visit.) From there, arrangements will be made for someone to meet you at the gate, which is located at a mountain access road at the top end of Mountain Highway in North Vancouver. (All members have their own key for this gate.) The club grounds are located about two kilometers further up this road, made clear by a yellow gate and signs. From there, you drive onto the Club property. At this time the person who met you at the gate will take you on a tour of the grounds and take your payment and sign you in. Now, you will have the option to spend some time enjoying the grounds. Plan to make a day of it, as most new visitors don't want to leave, even at sunset! We have a very relaxed atmosphere, so feel free to find an area for privacy, or socialize at your own pace! Of course, you may leave at any time. Just inform a member when you wish to leave, and someone will go down the road with you and unlock the gate.
Grounds fee, per person per day or fraction $15.00
Camping fee, per tent per night, (in addition to grounds fees) $20.00
RV space fee per night, (in addition to grounds fees) $30.00
Key deposit, per key, (refundable on return of key) $100.00
Please bring cash as we’re off the grid
Members of AANR are entitled to a 20% discount on grounds fees and camping fees.
All visitors must call or email in advance for admittance to the club.
Checkout time for overnight campers is 11:00am.
(Additional fees will be charged beyond that time.)
Note: Visitor's fees may change without notice.
Children under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
No Dogs Please
The Van Tan Club grounds do not have a clubhouse or RV hook-ups.
Please bring your own drinking and cooking water!
The Van Tan club is a member-owned club with a policy of keeping the fees as low as possible. This means that the majority of the routine maintenance and club improvements must be done by the members themselves. In addition to the annual fees, members agree to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of work to their club each year.
We welcome all those interested in nude recreation, and relaxation, with like minded people, in a non-intrusive family atmosphere. Membership in the Van Tan Club includes membership in the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), the Western Canadian Association for Nude Recreation (WCANR), In addition, the Van Tan Club is a member club of the Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN).
It's easy to join the Van Tan Club. After reading our Constitution and Bylaws, (available here in PDF format) and agreeing with the philosophy and rules of the Van Tan Club, please phone our club number at: (604) 980-2400. or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave a message and someone from the club will contact you shortly to arrange a meeting and a tour of the club grounds. During this informal meeting you will receive a membership application form and any questions you might have will be answered.
Once your completed application form is returned, it will be reviewed by our Membership Secretary and upon acceptance you will be approved by our Executive for provisional membership. Your application will be forwarded to the next General meeting of the club for approval as a probationary member(s). Probationary membership lasts one year following that meeting. At the General Meeting one year later your name(s) will be placed before the membership for approval for full membership.
In your first year you will pay the full membership dues regardless of the time of year you join. Your following years fees will be pro-rated accordingly.
You will also be required to pay a key deposit for each gate key you require (one for singles, two for couples).
Standard Single @ $262 + $43.00 = $305.00
Retired Single @ $157 + $43.00 = $200.00
Student Single @ $157 + $43.00 = $200.00
(Students between 19 and 25 with Student card)
Distant ( 100km away): Single $200.00 Couple $393.00
Key Deposit, Refundable on return of key: $100.00
Membership fees include annual membership in AANR-WC and AANR.
($43.00 Single - $78.50 Couples)
(Members have access to our property full-time, all year round.)
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