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.

2017 List of Outings

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

Jim Kelly Peaks
October 21st, 2017
Meet at Billy's Family Restaurant at 8:00 AM

An annual outing that gives great satisfaction to the hiker with incredible views of meadows and mountains, and more importantly, often plentiful blueberries and huckleberries.

Cinder Cone and Lake
October 28th, 2017
Meet at Billy's Family Restaurant at 9:00 AM

Moderate walk up a steep hill to a very good viewpoint. Fall flora and fauna available.

China Creek Urban Stroll (SUNDAY)
November 4th, 2017
Meet at 10:00 AM

Meet at 329 Tulameen Avenue at 10:00 am. This is an opportunity to walk the proposed trail that John wants to initiate.

Allenby (environs or castle)
November 18th, 2017
Meet at Billy's Family Restaurant at 10:00 AM

A look at what is left of the old town site of Allenby and possible a walk to a very interesting rock formation.