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, May 13
Renfrew Ravine Park / Birding

 This is a good area for warblers,thrushes, sparrows and other spring migrants.You will learn their calls and songs and explore this rehabilitated area.Meet Leader Istvan Orosi at 8:30 am ,in front of the Renfrew Community Centre,2929 East 22nd Avenue,Vancouver.Duration about two hours.All interested people welcome.Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring binoculars (optional)Contact information ;Istvan email


Saturday, May 13
Cecil Green Park,U.B.C.

Good birding in gardens, hedgerows, local trails and along the clifftop enviromentally sensitive planted area. Good chance to see warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other migrants, maybe Black Swifts and a few seabirds. Meet Leader Neill Vanhinsberg at 8:30 am in front of the Museum of Anthropology. All interested people welcome, including novice birders. Here is a chance to be outside with nature all around you. Participants should bring binoculars, if available. Preregistration is not necessary but an email to Neill with a commitment you will attend would be helpful. This Walk celebrates International Migratory Bird Day and is part of the Vancouver Bird Week. Duration of walk about two hours.


Saturday, May 13
Jericho Park Birding

This is a half day Bird Walk to be part of International Migratory Bird Day. View and hear birds and be out enjoying Nature. Open to all interested participants, no pre-registration necessary. Meet Leader Adrian at 9:00 am at the West entrance to the Park, at NW Marine Drive at Discovery Street. There is limlted free parking and transit. Washrooms along the route.


Saturday, May 13
Iona Spring Birding

This Field Trip at Iona Regional Park is to celebrate and be part of International Migratory Bird Day, and is part of Nature Vancouver partnership with Vancouver City Bird Week. Meet the leader, Colin Clark, in the parking lot near the washrooms at the end of the Iona road at 9:00 am. Duration about 3 hours. All interested participants welcome.


Saturday, May 13
Everett Crowley Birding

 This birding trip is to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and is part of Vancouver Bird Week. Meet leader Bill Kinkaid at the Main Park entrance on Kerr Street, just South of 62nd Avenue at 9:00 am. Duration about 3 hours. Public transit and washrooms available across the street.


Saturday, May 13
Vancouver Bird Week 2017

 Vancouver Bird Week events are May 06 to May13. Join Nature Vancouver birding leaders to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13 with Bird Walks in parks all over Vancouver. Learn about Vancouver's birds and birding techniques from experienced walk leaders. All interested participants are welcome.


Saturday, May 13
Pacific Spirit Park Birding

This is a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day and part of Vancouver Bird Week. Expect to see and hear flycatchers, vireos, warblers. hummingbirds and grosbeaks. Open to the public. Duration about 2 hours. Meet leader Tom Plath at the Pacific Spirit Park Centre parking lot located at 4915 West 16th Avenue, on the north side of the road, 0.5 km west of Blanca Street. There are washrooms. Start time 9:00 am.


Saturday, May 13
Ambleside Park Birding

Ambleside Park and Beach is located in the southeastern corner of West Vancouver and represents a number of interesting ecosystems, including the Capilano River, rocky and sandy ocean beach, forested areas with a few tall trees, and an artificial pond. In the month of May, over 70 species of birds have been observed here over the past decade. There is a good chance of seeing Harlequin Duck, Ring-necked Duck and Caspian Tern. Meet leader Pierre Cenerelli at 9:30 am at entrance to Amblesde Park at Capilano Pacific Trail (the entrance is not far from Park Royal South, a few steps fram the access road on the southern edge of the .all). Bring binoculars if possible. Contact Pre registration not required. Open to all interested participants. This Event is part of Bird Week and celebrates International Migratory Bird Day.


Sunday, May 14
Indian Arm Boat tour on Sunday May 14, 2017


The trip is now fully booked. We may do it again in fall 2017 or spring 2018. Stay tuned!

Join your fellow Nature Vancouver friends for a 4.5 hour boat tour of Indian Arm, viewing wildlife, First Nations Pictographs, Silver Falls, Buntzen Power Stations, Thwaytes Landing, Wigwam Inn and Granite Falls. Please find Bill Kinkaid’s Field trip notes from 2014.

We will rendezvous at the Deep Cove Government Dock at 9:30 am and board the Oceanwatch 11 vessel, owned and operated by Indian Arm Recreational Services. There is a washroom on board.  We are welcome to bring our lunch on board;  there are no food or beverages on board to purchase.  We are expected to return to Deep Cove at 2:00 pm.  

Parking is free but tight at Deep Cove, so carpooling is recommended.  The trip is rain or shine unless our captain decides to cancel due to inclement weather or rough water. If it is cancelled, we can reschedule.

Registration is limited to 37 (thirty seven) participants and deadline is May 5th. To register or for further information contact Bengül by email.

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment - $35 cheque  made out to Nature Vancouver and mailed to Bengül. We will pass the hat at the end of the trip for a small gratuity for the crew.

If you have already registered, please be at Deep Cove Government Dock (at the end of  Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2) at 9:30 am.

Please bring full rain gear, sunglasses, (depending on weather on that day) extra warm clothing, woolly hat and gloves. Bring your lunch, snack, water, binoculars, your camera and a sense of adventure!

No cancellations 48 hours prior to the trip.


Saturday, May 20
Long Weekend Backpacking trip

There will be a moderately strenuous two night exploratory backpacking hike, beginning Saturday morning and returning Monday afternoon. The destination will depend on snow conditions, but we intend to explore more areas of the HBC Heritage Trail between the Coquihalla Highway and Tulameen. This will also be an opportunity to try out equipment (and muscles) not used over the winter, in preparation for longer and more strenuous trips over the summer. Each hiker is expected to be self-sufficient for food, supplies and equipment, though some sharing of equipment is likely and carpooling will be arranged. Contact Bill Kinkaid to register.