Club Policies

Our Mission

Randonnée Aventure’s mission is simply to unite outdoor enthusiasts for the purpose of facilitating group participation in outdoor activities. While RA may provide maps, instructions, advice and/or coordinate transportation, it does not closely supervise the actual activities. Consequently, it is essential that all participants be autonomous and capable of carrying out the selected activities independently. Furthermore, each participant is responsible for determining whether or not they are physically and mentally capable of the activities that they undertake.Notwithstanding the above, the club reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse membership and/or to restrict participation in club activities if it believes that the prospective participant may not be capable of carrying out the activities offered in a safe and autonomous manner.

Border Crossing

For US trips, you are solely responsible for carrying papers required to enter the US by road. A passport is required for Canadian and US citizens. Holders of passports from other countries may require a visa. Some may even need to be fingerprinted and photographed. If you do not have adequate documentation, we could be obliged to leave you at the border.

On the bus, before the border is reached, please inform the trip leader if you do not have a Canadian or US passport. In order to avoid delaying the group, please sit near the front of the bus.

Accident Insurance

Randonnée Aventure strongly recommends that anyone participating in club events outside Quebec obtain travel insurance. Quebec medicare will cover only a small portion of medical expenses incurred outside the province. Hospitalization in the US can cost over $2000 per day and less than $100 of that would be covered by Quebec medicare.

Make sure you are covered before going to the US for even a few hours. Also, be sure you have all the details regarding your insurance with you – the name and phone number of your insurance company and the policy number. Travel insurance is not expensive – when you consider the alternatives.

Be prepared. Make sure you have adequate insurance coverage.

Contact in Case of Accident

We recommend that all participants in club trips carry with them the name and phone number of a person to contact in case of an accident. It’s suggested that you write this information on the back of your RA membership card, and also include the phone number of your insurance company and your policy number.

Smoking Policy

The vast majority of RA members are non-smokers. Members who wish to smoke are therefore to do so only where others will not be affected.

Alcohol on Buses

In order to comply with bus company regulations, participants in RA trips are asked not to consume alcoholic drinks on our buses.

Shopping in the US

Please note that we do not allow participants in day trips to the US to make any purchases there, in order to simplify border-crossing procedures.

Change of Destination

Randonnee Aventure reserves the right, at its discretion, to change destinations at any time.

Occasionally, adverse weather, trail conditions, conflicting activities or other factors may make the advertised destination impractical. In such situations, an attempt will be made to substitute a suitable alternative destination or, if that is not possible, the trip may be cancelled. Refunds will only be given if the trip is cancelled by the club.