Outings

Outings

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.

Expectations

  • 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.

2018 List of Outings

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


Osooyos & Environs
April 22nd, 2018
Meet at Billy's Family Restaurant at 9:00 AM

Contact: John Henry
Phone: 295-7154
Email: mhmasiel@gmail.com
Level: Easy – Moderate, 6 hours

A quick look at Kilpoola Lake area—then proceed to Road 22 where the wetlands is a favourite of birders—A look at a new conservancy just beyond Road 22—then down to Vasaux Lake bird blinds. Head home. A long day but it should be interesting.
Leave Billy’s at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Easy to Moderate walking.


Highway 5A Wetlands
May 5th, 2018
Meet at Billy's Family Restaurant at 9:00 AM

Contact: John Henry
Phone: 295-7154
Email: mhmasiel@gmail.com
Level: Easy – Moderate, 6 hours

Visiting the wetlands at the junction of Otter Lake Road and 5A. A favourite spot for many migrating birds. Then on to Kane Valley and visiting the lakes there. Heading home via Tulameen. The lakes at Kane Valley require some walking or a person can remain in one spot if he or she desires to do so. Again a long day but one that can be fruitful.

Leave Billy’s at 9:00 a.m.