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

We are proud to be participating in the Hastings Community Association 90th anniversary on Sunday, July 7th, 2024 10 am – 2 pm. We will have a mini Rock, Mineral, and Jewellery Show and Sale inside the Community Hall at Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. We will also have an information table in the main area of the celebration as well as tours of our workshop.

Mini Rock, Mineral, and Jewellery Show/Sale

Location: Inside the Community Hall (Facing Pender Street)

Information Table

Location: Field west of the Community Centre

Demo & Workshop Room Tours

Location: Lapidary Room in the Community Centre downstairs.

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.

Shuswap Rock Club Tailgate Sale

Shuswap Club Logo

When

June 1, 2024
Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where

Centenoka Mall, West Parking Lot across the street from the Home Building Centre. 151 5th Street SW, Salmon Arm, BC.

More Information

There are going to be vendors offering lots of rock and mineral-related items, Spin & Win, and fun for kids and adults. Visit the Shuswap Rock Club Facebook page for more information.

Selkirk Rock & Mineral Club Show

Selkirk club logo

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 Show

Ripple Rock Club logo

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.

1120 Rock Club Show

1120 Club Logo

When

July 19, 20 & 21, 2024
Friday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where

Rutland Centennial Hall
180 Rutland Road North
Kelowna, BC

More Information

Dealers, demonstrators, displays, and silversmiths. Admission is by donation.

Visit the Okanagan Rock & Gem Show page for more information.

Abbotsford Rock & Gem Tailgate Sale

Abbotsford Club Logo

When

July 20, 2024
Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where

Central Heights Church Parking Lot
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC

More Information

Outdoor rock and gem sale. Interesting in selling? Spots are available. Contact the Abbotsford Rock & Gem Club for more information.

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.