Agates from British Columbia field trips.

Field Trips

The British Columbia Lapidary Society hosts field trips to sites of interest throughout the year. Field trips are open to our members only; however, members are welcome to host a guest under their membership & insurance coverage. Also, any American rockhounds in good standing with their clubs are invited to join our field trips! If you are not a member of the BCLS yet but would like to attend our field trips, please join one of our member clubs.

Most of the trips are rain or shine and are typically 2-3 hours of collecting; you are welcome to stay longer and continue hunting.

Upcoming Field Trips

There are no upcoming field trips scheduled.

Recommendations

Food

We recommend bringing granola bars, sandwiches, water, and hot beverages on cold days.

Clothing

We recommend bringing layered clothing, rain wear in case it starts to rain, and a hat to avoid sun stroke. Hiking boots with ankle support are recommended; do not wear street shoes, runners, and other soft shoes without ankle support or tread for walking on slippery rocks. Don't forget insect repellent, and sunscreen.

Transporation

Always arrive well in advance of time with vehicles fueled full.

ALWAYS CALL/EMAIL THE TRIP LEADER THE DAY BEFORE TO ENSURE THE TRIP IS GOING, AND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NO OTHER CHANGES

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