Field Trip Schedule

For detailed information about Field Trips, Field Trips Policy, Guidelines for Field Trip Leaders and "Release of Liability" form, please click on Field Trips - General Info.

Nature Vancouver recommends trip participants review the Release of Liability waiver before the day of the trip.

Saturday, October 28
Day hike - Difficulty Level D6-8

Moderately strenuous to strenuous day hike, destination to be determined depending on weather and trail conditions and vehicles available. Possibilities inclued Elfin Lakes, Mount Gardner on Bowen Island, Mount Seymour or other destinations closer to home. Depending on weather and hikers' availability, I may do this hike on the Sunday instead. Contact Bill Kinkaid for more information and to register by Wednesday 25 October.

 

Saturday, November 4
Day hike - Difficulty Level D6-8

Moderately strenuous to strenuous day hike, destination to be determined depending on weather and trail conditions and vehicles available. Possibilities inclued Elfin Lakes, Mount Gardner on Bowen Island, Mount Seymour or other destinations closer to home. Snowshoes or microspikes may be involved. Contact Bill Kinkaid for more information and to register by Thursday 2 November. 

 

Saturday, November 4
Day hike - Difficulty Level D6

Moderately strenuous to strenuous day hike, destination to be determined depending on weather and trail conditions and vehicles available. Possibilities inclued Brandywine Meadows, Brew Lake, Flatiron Peak or other destinations closer to home. Contact Bill Kinkaid for more information and to register by Wednesday 1 November.

 

Saturday, November 4
Birding at DeBoville Slough & Minnekhada RP

Join leader Larry Cowan for this half-day birding field trip to DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. The area is home to many over wintering species with waterfowl in the sloughs, ponds and river and the chance of raptors over the fields. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the washroom facilities at Cedar & Victoria Drs. in NE Coquitlam at 0900. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the parking area off Quarry Road in Minnekhada RP for our return trip. 604-307-0931

Sunday, November 12
Nature Walk along Brunette River (Difficulty Rating A5)

Join Kelly Sekhon for a nature walk along Central Valley Greenway in Burnaby and New Westminster. We will look for birds, fungi, spawnig salmon and perhaps an American Dipper.

Meet at 9 am outside the Sperling SkyTrain station on the Millenium Line. If you have to drive, then find a parking spot at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex (# 20 on the MAP) and meet the group in front of Bill Copeland Sports Centre (3676 Kensington Ave., Burnaby) at around 9:20 am. 

We will walk along the north shore of Burnaby Lake and along Brunette River through Hume Park to catch the SkyTrain at Braid Street. Please bring a lunch, hot drink and transit fare. Difficulty Rating A5.

Contact Kelly by e-mail. Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates.

Saturday, December 2
Dipper Quest 2017

This half-day outing is our annual quest to find American Dippers in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. We have been successful since 2006 finding our quarry. After locating a Dipper or two we will spend the balance of the morning birding the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area in search of raptors, waterfowl, other winter migrants. Meet at 0900 in the McDonald’s parking lot on the SW corner of Lougheed Hwy & Harris Rd. in Pitt meadows for car pooling. Your leader will be Larry Cowan 604-307-0931