Trips will be posted as they come available.

Field Trip – Agate, Jasper, River Rock

  • Where – Herrling Island
  • Date & Time – Sunday December 11, 2016 – 10:00am
  • Meeting Location – Ranchers Restaurant, 53560 Bridal Falls Road Rosedale, BC
  • Material – Agate, Jasper, River Rock
  • Equipment – Rock hammer, chisels, carrying container for specimens.
  • Vehicle – Car
  • Other – Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!
  • WagonMaster – Trevor Christie mail.

Field Trip – Petrified Wood

  • Where – Stemwinder
  • Date & Time – Sunday June 21, 2015 9:00am
  • Meeting Location – Stemwinder Provincial Park, Hedley, BC V0X 1K0 Between Princeton & Hedley – 33km east of Princeton
  • Material – Petrified Wood
  • Equipment – Rock hammer, digging tools, shovel, pick, three prong cultivator (weed scratcher) gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets. Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.
  • Vehicle – Easy drive by car (full tank of gas)
  • Other – Bring food, water, back pack. Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!!
  • WagonMaster – Trevor Christie, mail 604-794-3668

Field Trip – Fossils

  • Where – Blackmine Road, Princeton
  • Date & Time – Sunday July 5, 2015 9:00am
  • Meeting Location – A&W, BC-3, Princeton, BC
  • Material – Fossil leaves, ferns, and occasional insects in a layered mudstone
  • Equipment – Rock hammer, digging tools, knife for separating layers, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets. Packaging for the fragile specimens such as boxes, flats & paper. Newsprint is not recommended as the ink can rub onto the specimens. Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.
  • Vehicle – Easy drive by car (full tank of gas)
  • Other – Bring food, water, back pack. Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!!
  • WagonMaster – Trevor Christie, mail 604-794-3668

Field Trip – Red Skin Agate

  • Where – Lightning Ridge, Nicoamen Plateau
  • Date & Time – Sunday July 19, 2015 9:00am
  • Meeting Location – Fas Gas Plus, 48165 Trans Canada Highway, Boston Bar, BC
  • Material – Red Skin Agates
  • Equipment – Rock hammer, digging tools, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets. Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended. Hat to protect from the sun.
  • Vehicle – High clearance vehicle or pickup truck is recommended (full tank of gas). Gravel backroads with little maintenance.
  • Other – Bring food, water, back pack. Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!!
  • WagonMaster – Trevor Christie, mail 604-794-3668

Field Trip – Petrified Wood

  • Where – Sunday Summit
  • Date & Time – Sunday August 23, 2015 9:00am
  • Meeting Location – Sunday Summit, Hwy 3, approximately 32 km south of Princeton (Sunday Summit is the descent into Princeton, where Highway 5A begins)
  • Material – Petrified Wood
  • Equipment – Rock hammer, digging tools, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets. Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.
  • Vehicle – Any vehicle can travel these maintained logging roads (full tank of gas)
  • Other – Bring food, water, back pack. Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!!
  • WagonMaster – Trevor Christie, mail 604-794-3668

Field Trip – Quartz Crystals, Pyrite & Exploratory

  • Where – Whistler
  • Date & Time – Sunday September 13, 2015 9:00am
  • Meeting Location – A&W, 310-1200 Hunter Place, Squamish, BC
  • Material – Quartz Crystals & Pyrite
  • Equipment – Rock hammer, chisel, digging tools, gloves, water squirt bottle, buckets. Be prepared for changing weather conditions – clothing (layers). Hat to protect from the sun. Hiking shoes/boots or other sturdy footwear recommended.
  • Vehicle – High clearance vehicle or pickup truck is recommended (full tank of gas). Gravel backroads with little maintenance.
  • Other – Bring food, water, back pack. Be sure to check with the WagonMaster before you go!!
  • WagonMaster – Cam Bacon, mail 604-854-1711

Always call the trip leader the day before to ensure the trip is going, and that there have been no other changes.

For all of the above trips, all club members are welcome, including our rockhound friends from the US!

If you are not yet a member, please join one of the clubs listed under Club Directory. Club members can host a guest under their membership & insurance coverage.

Remember to wear layered clothing to be able to adjust to weather conditions at the location, bring a lunch and water on all field trips.

Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas.

As always, any US rockhounds in good standing with their clubs are invited to join our field trips!

Washington State Mineral Council offers some great trips, just across the border: Washington State Mineral Council