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.

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Saturday, August 26
Black Mtn. Baden-Powell Trail to Eagle Bluff – Cypress Provincial Park (difficulty rating C5)

Leader: Anne Leathem.  Strenuous 8.6 km, 5-6 hrs hike; 490 m gain. Hike up steep B-P Trail to Cabin Lake, over Black Mtn., then SW past several small lakes, descending gradually to Eagle Bluff. Views of Georgia Strait and Mt. Baker. Good hiking boots with ankle support and hiking poles recommended. Dress for changing mountain weather. Bring lunch & adequate water. Carpool from Park&Ride on roof of Park Royal North (west end of roof) at 9 a.m. or meet at 9:30 a.m. at Black Mtn. Lodge (not Cypress Creek Lodge). Contact or 604-988-9390.

Sunday, August 27
Zoa Peak hike - Difficulty level D6
Strenuous day hike to Zoa Peak near Coquihalla Summit. This is a hike of approximately 10-12 km return with up to 700 metres elevation gain. Pack lunch and bring lots of water, and despite the hot weather be prepared for wet trail conditions and possibly late snow. Rating D6. Pre-registration is required - contact Bill Kinkaid by Wednesday 23 August.
Saturday, September 2
Birding Port Coquitlam's Pitt River Dyke

Join Larry Cowan for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Nicola Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s fourth September field trip for this route we added another 8 species to this growing list bringing the total to 68. This route covers excellent dyke-side habitats. Come out and help us add to the total. Meet in the main parking area at Cedar & Victoria Drives (DeBoville Slough) in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will then carpool to our starting point on Sherling Place. 604-370-0931.


Saturday, September 2
Labour Day Weekend Backpacking Trip

Moderately strenuous two night backpacking hike, beginning Saturday morning and returning Monday afternoon. The destination at this moment will be the Buckhorn campsite on the Heather Trail in Manning Provincial Park, but that is subject to change depending on conditions. Each hiker must be self-sufficient for food, supplies and equipment, though sharing of equipment is encouraged and carpooling will be arranged. Please note that we'll be camping at a high subalpine elevation where cold and damp nights are expected, and possibly frost and snow. Leaders are Bill Kinkaid and Daphne Nagorsen; please contact by Friday 25 August. Limit of twelve participants.


Tuesday, September 5
Iona birding

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (cell 778 928-9206) at Iona Island Regional Park parking lot at 4 PM for an evening of viewing migrant song and shorebirds.


Wednesday, September 6
Boundary Bay birding

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (cell 778 928-9206) at the parking lot at the foot of 104th Street, Boundary Bay at 5 PM. This outing is two hours of evening shorebirding on the rising tide. We will search for golden plover, godwits, and knot amongst the many other species that occur during migration.


Friday, September 8
Iona birding

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (cell 778 928-9206) at Iona Island Regional Park parking lot at 7:30 AM for migrant song and shorebirds.

Friday, September 8
Hollyburn Mountain Trail (to Peak) – Cypress Provincial Park (difficulty rating C5)

Leader: Kitty Castle. 5 hrs; 8 km return; 430 m elevation gain. Hike will include stop at newly restored Hollyburn Lodge. Boots with good ankle support essential; hiking poles recommended. Dress for changing mountain weather. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet at Hollyburn Nordic Area BC Parks Kiosk at 10 a.m. Contact Kitty at 604-980-9464 or for further information.



Saturday, September 9
Jericho Park Birding

   This is a half day birding walk covering the Park.Look for migrants.Meet at the West entrance,NW Marine Drive at Discovery Street at 9:00 AM.There is limited free parking.PublicTransit.Washrooms on the route.Leader;Adrian,cell 778 838 2006.

Sunday, September 10
Birding at Reifel

Meet the leader Thomas Plath (cell 778 928-9206) at Reifel Refuge parking lot at 0830 AM for migrant song and shorebirds.