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: Revisiting Allenby
July 14th, 2024
Meet at Riverside Centre at 9:30 AM

DESCRIPTION: A return to Allenby but using a different road to access the river, then a hike up to Allenby Castle (rock pile) then proceeding along a trail that leads back to original trail and to the parked cars.

DATE: Sunday, July 14th

Mtg. Place & Time: Riverside parking lot at 9:30 am. Please note the 9:30 meeting time!

Level of Difficulty: moderate

Hike Duration: 3 hours

Other: Please note the 9:30 am meeting time.
Dress appropriately, bring plenty of water, lunch, insect repellent, sun screen, etc.
For further info. email mhmasiel@gmail.com or phone 295 7154