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.

indiGem also holds large Gem and Mineral Shows in Western Canada. You can learn more about these at the indiGem website.

Victoria Gem Show

When

June 14-16, 2024
Friday, 14 August 2024, 1-9 pm
Saturday, 15 August 2024, 10-6 pm
Sunday, 16 August 2024, 10-5 pm

Where

Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria

More Information

Over 40+ gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors. Explore a selection of gems, crystals, fossils, handcrafted jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary art, and more. Visit the Victoria Gem Show Website.

Pricing ranges from a general one-day ticket being $8 and a general three-day ticket being $12. Senior or students pay $6 for a one-day ticket or $9 for a three-day ticket and all children (12 and under) accompanied with an adult get in for free.

1120 Rock Club Show

1120 Club Logo

When

July 12, 13 & 14, 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

August 16-18, 2024
Friday, 16 August 2024, 1-9 pm
Saturday, 17 August 2024, 10-6 pm
Sunday, 18 August 2024, 10-5 pm

Where

Kitsilano Rink,
2690 Larch St, Vancouver,
BC V6K 4K9

More Information

Over 40 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.

Pricing ranges from a general one-day ticket being $8 and a general three-day ticket being $12. Senior or students pay $6 for a one-day ticket or $9 for a three-day ticket and all children (12 and under) accompanied with an adult get in for free.

Kamloops Gem Show

When

August 23-25, 2024
Friday, 23 August 2024, 1-9 pm
Saturday, 24 August 2024, 10-6 pm
Sunday, 25 August 2024, 10-5 pm

Where

McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre
1655 Island Pkwy, Kamloops,
BC V2B 6Y9

More Information

Over 40 gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors. Explore a selection of gems, crystals, fossils, handcrafted jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary art, and more. Visit the Kamloops Gem Show Website.

Pricing ranges from a general one-day ticket being $8 and a general three-day ticket being $12. Senior or students pay $6 for a one-day ticket or $9 for a three-day ticket and all children (12 and under) accompanied with an adult get in for free.

Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Show

Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club logo

When

September 21 & 22, 2024
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where

Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre
26770-29th Avenue
Aldergrove, BC

More Information

Demonstrations, Displays, Dealers. Admission by donation.

Visit the Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club for more information.

Port Moody Rock & Gem Club

Port Moody Rock and Gem Club logo

When

October 5 & 6, 2024
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where

Kyle Centre
125 Kyle Street
Port Moody, BC

More Information

Demonstrations, Displays, Dealers. Admission by donation.

Visit the Port Moody Rock & Gem Club for more information.

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.