Agates from British Columbia field trips.

BC Gem Show

The British Columbia Lapidary Society hosts the BC Gem Show in Abbotsford, BC each year. On the Saturday of our show weekend, we also host the Rocklovers-Round-Up Tailgate Sale, an additional building of 80+ dealers, Madras-style!

2019 Show


April 12, 13 & 14
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 One Day Only!
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Ag-Rec Building
Central Fraser Valley Fairgrounds
32470 Haida Drive
Abbotsford, BC


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

Tickets available at the door.


Admittance to the show is free on Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to all school students accompanied by a teacher and chaperoning adults.


As always, there will be a great variety of displays of gemstones, crystals and minerals from member clubs. Many cases will contain collections of hand-crafted jewellery and silversmithing.

Throughout the show, members will be demonstrating techniques of lapidary, sculpting, faceting, silversmithing, flint knapping, wire wrapping, and enamelling. The gold panning is a very popular demonstration.

Among the many features of this, Canada's largest gem show, will be 40+ dealers carrying supplies for the hobby along with specimens of crystals, minerals, cut stones, cutting material and many gift items.

A very popular area, where youngsters are given a kit of material to make a "Critter" with a tumbled rock.

Don't forget to vote on your favourite Display Case!