A field trip committee organizes outings year round. In the Spring, Summer & Fall these outings are walks or hikes. In the Winter, naturalists don their snowshoes and continue to pursue their interests. All these outings are an opportunity for club members to get together and explore the natural world. These occasions are always congenial and highly enjoyable. Do participate!

These excursions are of varying levels of difficulty and are rated as follows:

  1. EASY – level ground and short distance.
  2. MODERATE – variable terrain, usually 3–4 hours long.
  3. DIFFICULT – full day hikes, involving challenging terrain.

Participants meet at Billy’s Restaurant unless indicated otherwise. From this location we car pool and if you share transportation, a contribution to the driver for gas is usually appreciated. The public is invited to participate in these field trips.


  • Please phone the leader of the outing a day or so beforehand.
  • Participants are expected to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy boots.
  • Carry a lunch and a drink.
  • Children are welcome but consult with the leader to determine if the trip is suitable.
  • Dogs not allowed on outings.

NOTE: Changes are often made. Check this website to ensure that the date and information is correct. Those people who are not members of VFFN must sign a waiver at the start of the trip.

2023 List of Outings

(Click on the name of the hike for more details)

Outing: Princeton Walkabout
September 24th, 2023
Meet at Riverside Centre at 10:00 AM

An outing is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. We call it a Princeton Walkabout with a difference. Emerging from the RR tunnel we veer to the left, walking thru a meadow along side the river, adjacent to the KVR to view the devastation left by the flood of 2021.
We will explore/look at old mine sites, possible fossil beds, etc. then follow an old road back up to Hwy 3, cross the road and over to the power lines down to the River Road…returning to the vehicles by way of the River Road. It is an exciting walkabout because few people have done it, and it has many points of interest.

Destination: Princeton Walkabout
Date: Sunday, Sept 24, 2023
Meeting Place: Riverside
Time: 10:00 am
Hike Duration: 3 hours
Level of Difficulty: moderate
Other: Bring a lunch, water, dress appropriately, etc.

For more information: email mhmasiel@gmail.com or phone 295 7154.