Upcoming Rock and Gem Shows

The British Columbia Lapidary Society is an umbrella organization of 31 community clubs accross the province, and their respective members. Many of these clubs host annual shows in their communities to promote the lapidary arts and earth sciences and generate operating reveune. Below is a list of upcoming shows.

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2023 Rock and Gem Shows

Maple Ridge Lapidary Club

Demostrations, vendors, stones, tools & supplies. Live auctions, kids' crafter, snack bar and more.

When

February 26 & 27, 2023
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Albion Community Centre
104 Ave & 240 St.
Maple Ridge, BC

Contact

604-466-4938

Show Website


Alberni Valley Rock & Gem Club

Dealers, demonstrations, displays, kid's korner. Admission $3.00 per person. Children under 12 are free with an adult.

When

March 11 & 12, 2023
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Alberni Athletic Hall
3727 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC

Contact

Ron Creber
250-723-4324
ronald.creber@icloud.com


Victoria Lapidary & Mineral Society

Annual October show - Rough to Ready Member's Fair. Highlighting the talents, collections and passions of club members from Victoria and the Island. Current Provincial Health Orders will be enforced; all Visitors, Vendors and Volunteers, 12 years of age and older, must provide proof of vaccination (BC Vaccination passport) and wear face masks while inside the centre. Thank you for your support.

When

March 17, 18 & 19
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where

Leonardo de Vinci Centre
195 Bay Street
Victoria, BC


Courtenay Gem & Mineral Club

Silent Auction, food, children's corner, slab table, fossils, showcases, demonstrators, lots of vendors. Admission $3 and children under 12 free. All COVID protocols will be followed.

When

April 14, 15 & 16, 2023

Where

Legion Hall (Upstairs)
367 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC

Contact

Lori and Russ Ball
250-703-3444
lori.close@live.ca


BC Gem Show

The British Columbia Lapidary Society hosts the BC Gem Show in BC each year. The BC Gem Show is the largest show in the province, featuring displays, dealers, demonstrations, and activities for the kids.

When

May 12, 13 & 14
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where

Chilliwack Heritage Park
44140 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC

Contact

Andrew Danneffel
president@bclapidary.com

Show Website


Quesnel Tumbling Rivers Rock Club

Mini show throughout the weekend and tailgate on the Sunday as part of Rendezvous 2023.

When

June 9-11, 2023

Where

Barlow Creek Hall
3801 Trembley Rd.
Quesnel, BC


Selkirk Rock & Mineral Club

When

June 3 & 4, 2023
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Castlegar Recreation Complex
2101 6th Avenue
Castlegar, BC


Abbotsford Rock & Gem Tailgate (July)

Outdoor rock and gem sale. Interesting in selling? Spots are available. Contact us to learn more about pricing.

When

July 15, 2023
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Central Heights Church Parking Lot
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC

Contact

Georgina
abbotsfordrockhounds2019@gmail.com


Fraser Valley Tailgate (August)

Outdoor rock and gem sale.

When

August 20, 2023
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 265 Parking Lot
26607 Fraser Hwy
Aldergrove, BC


Abbotsford Rock & Gem Tailgate (September)

Outdoor rock and gem sale. Interesting in selling? Spots are available. Contact us to learn more about pricing.

When

September 9, 2023
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Central Heights Church Parking Lot
1661 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC

Contact

Georgina
abbotsfordrockhounds2019@gmail.com


Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Show

Demonstrations, Displays, Dealers. Admission by donation.

When

September 16 & 17, 2023
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Old Age Pensioners Hall
3015 273 Street
Aldergrove, BC


Port Moody Rock & Gem Club

Demonstrations, Displays, Dealers. Admission by donation.

When

October 29 & 30, 2023
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where

Kyle Centre
125 Kyle Street
Port Moody, BC

Contact

Andrew Danneffel
604-323-4273
rock.show@portmoody.rocks

Show Website


Parksville & District Rock & Gem Club

When

October 29 & 30, 2023
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
747 Jones St.
Qualicum Beach, BC

Show Website


Delta Rockhound Gem & Mineral Club

When

November 4 & 5, 2023
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where

South Delta Recreation Centre
1720 - 56 Street
Delta (Tsawwassen), BC


Abbotsford Rock & Gem Show

Silent auction, showcases, specimen identification, lots of vendors & more. By donation. All COVID protocols will be followed.

When

November 17, 18 & 19, 2023
Friday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where

Matsqui Community Hall
33676 St Olaf Avenue
Abbotsford, BC

Contact

Georgina
abbotsfordrockhounds2019@gmail.com