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, March 4
Snowshoeing hike - location TBA (Difficulty Rating C-D6)
Snowshoeing hike - location TBA (Difficulty Rating C-D6)
The destination for this trip will depend on current weather and snow conditions and highway conditions. Possible destinations include trails on the Coquihalla Highway, Manning Park or the Sea to Sky corridor. Expect a fairly strenuous hike with up to 300 metres elevation gain. You need to be in good physical condition and this should not be your first snowshoe trip of the year. Dress for changeable, cold and possibly damp weather (several layers are better than one heavy jacket) including water-resistant pants/leggings and footwear; if it's sunny, good UV-protective sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly recommended. Bring a lunch and warm beverage.
If you don't have your own snowshoes, we recommend renting from MEC. Difficulty rating C6. Pre-registration is required - contact Bill Kinkaid.
Wednesday, March 8
Spring Birds / Trout Lake

  Spring Bird Walk on the trails at Trout Lake in John Hendry Park.Beginners welcome.Meet leader ,Al Grass, at 9:30 am in front of the Community Centre.This is a half day event

Thursday, March 9
Vanier Park Birding

 This is a half day birding walk, covering Vanier Park and West to Kitsilano Beach Pool. Plan to watch sea ducks, grebes and sparrows. Leader, Adrian 604    263 7957. Meet at 9:00 am on the path south of the Maritime Museum, Vancouver by the giant Totem Pole. Limited street parking available,          washrooms. Beginners welcome.


Saturday, March 11
Jericho Park Birding

 This is a half day field trip covering the Park.Look for migrants.Meet at the West entrance N.W. Marine Drive and Discovery Street at 0900 hrs..There is limited free parking and public transit.The walk is about 3 hours.There are washroom stops along the way.Note all my walks to date in 2017 start at 9:00am.Leader: Adrian 604 263 7957.


Sunday, March 12
Nature Walk along Brunette River

Join Kelly Sekhon for a nature walk along Central Valley Greenway in Burnaby and New Westminster. We will look for birds and early signs of spring.

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.

Please remember to "spring forward" and turn your clocks ahead one hour the night before, so you don't get left behind. Contact Kelly by e-mail. Cell phone 778-979-0558 for last minute updates.


Saturday, March 18
Half-day Birding Field Trip at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Join John Chandler for a half-day birding trip to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner. We will be looking for Snow Geese and other waterfowl as well as raptors. Remember to bring some money for the small admission fee and dress for chilly and/or wet weather. You may want to bring your lunch and a hot drink to enjoy in the warming hut after your walk. Meet John at the Reifel gift shop at 0900. Contact John at 604-839-8777.


Saturday, March 18
Birding at Boundary Bay

Meet leader Thomas Plath, cell 778 928-9206 at the parking lot at the foot of 104th Street, Delta Air Park at 9:00 AM. Minimum two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. To carpool or if you need a lift, call the leader to make arrangements.

Saturday, March 25
Birding at DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP

Join us for a half day birding trip to Coquitlam's DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. Osprey, hummingbirds, and swallows should be back on their breeding grounds. Spring migrants will also be moving through the area. With luck we should catch a glimpse of Sandhill Crane, Red Crossbills, Band-tailed Pigeon and Western Meadowlark. Meet in the main parking lot adjacent to the public washrooms at Cedar & Victoria Drives in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the parking lot off Quarry Road in Minnekhada RP for our return trip. Larry Cowan 604-307-0931.


Saturday, March 25
Birding at Iona

Meet leader Thomas Plath, cell 778 928-9206 at the parking lot at Iona Regional Park at 9:00 AM. Minimum two hour walk - bring a snack and suitable clothing for the weather. To carpool or if you need a lift, please call the leader to make arrangements.

Saturday, April 1
Iona Spring Birding

This is the first of six Saturday Birding Trips at Iona Regional Park to observe the changing species as the migration season progresses. Meet the leader Colin Clark at 9:00 am (note start time change) in the parking lot near the washrooms at the end of Park road. Trips will be about 3 hours covering the inner and outer ponds. Dress for the weather and wear boots, as some trails are muddy. Bring binos or scopes.