Events

Learn about upcoming rock and gem shows and field trips within our club as well as our broader BC Lapidary Society network of clubs.

Hastings Centre Rockhounds Club Show

The Hastings Centre Rockhounds Club Show is in March and was March 16-17, 2024. Thank you all for your support in showing up and we look forward to having another successful show next spring in 2025.

Field Trips

Rendezvous 2024

Rendezvous is the British Columbia Lapidary Society’s annual gathering and features field trips, displays, auctions, and our annual general meeting. Rendezvous returns to the Interior in 2024 and will be hosted by the Vernon Lapidary & Mineral Club. It will be headquartered at the Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) Grounds in Armstrong, BC. Learn more on the official page on the British Columbia Lapidary Society webpage.

Club Field Trips

Currently, we have no upcoming field trips. We announce our field trips at our monthly meetings, in the Newsletter, and via emails. To stay up to date with the BCLS field trips, they are announced on the British Columbia Lapidary Society Facebook page as well as you can subscribe to the British Columbia Lapidary Society mail list. You can also view their official field trips page for more information. To join field trips you must be a member of a club within the BC Lapidary Society. Learn more about becoming a member of our club. 

Members on the bank of the reservoir looking for rocks
March 26 Field Trip to Daisy Lake Reservoir

Upcoming Rock and Gem Shows

To stay up to date with shows by clubs in the British Columbia Lapidary Society (BCLS), you can sign up for alerts by subscribing to the British Columbia Lapidary Society mailing list or by viewing the Upcoming Rock and Gem Shows British Columbia Lapidary Society page.

Richmond Gem and Mineral Society

When

April 19, 20 & 21, 2024
Friday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where

Richmond Library & Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC

BC Gem Show

When

May 10, 11 & 12
Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Rocklovers-Round-Up Tailgate Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where

Chilliwack Heritage Park
44140 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC

Admission Cost

Adults – $6.00
Students (6 – 17) – $2.00
Under 6 (accompanied by an adult) – Free
3 Day Pass – $12.00

More Information

Door Prizes, dealers, demonstrations, club exhibits, displays, spin and win, grab bags, gold panning, and fun for the whole family. On Saturday only there is also a Rock Lovers Tailgate Sale.

Visit the BC Lapidary Society Gem Show page for more information.

Selkirk Rock & Mineral Club

When

June 1 & 2, 2024
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where

Castlegar & District Community Complex
2101 6th Avenue
Castlegar, BC

More Information

Bring your mystery rock and Selkirk College Geology Department will help you identify it!

Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club

When

June 8 & 9, 2024
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where

Campbell River Community Centre
401 – 11th Avenue
Campbell River, BC

More Information

For more information, you can contact Dennis Cambrey or you can visit the Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club website.

Vancouver Gem Show

When

March 22-24, 2024
Friday, 22 March 2024, 1-9 pm
Saturday, 23 March 2024, 10-6 pm
Sunday, 24 March 2024, 10-5 pm

Where

PNE Forum,
2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver,
BC V5K 5J1

More Information

Over 100 gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors. Explore a selection of gems, crystals, fossils, handcrafted jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary art, and more. Visit the Vancouver Gem Show Website.

General:

  • one-day ticket – $8
  • three-day ticket – $12

Senior/Student:

  • one-day ticket – $6
  • three-day ticket – $9

Children 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) get in free.

Questions?

If you want to learn more about us we encourage you to drop in to our meetings as a guest. Or you can email us with any questions.