Image - Salmon Arm Group shot

This page updated January 19, 2023

  • The Vernon Photography Club organizes field trips and outings throughout the year to enable members to visit and photograph interesting and unusual locations.
  • Our Outings Committee seeks out local and regional locations for our members to visit as a group.
  • Outings and field trips are a unique opportunity to experiment, share knowledge and learn in a fun and supportive group.
  • See our Outing Galleries for some of the images captured by members on previous outings.
  • Please note that club outings are for current, dues paid members in good standing only, except immediate family who are accompanying a member on an outing.
  • Outings may be to places that require extra fees paid by the members who attend.
    EG: - Park entrance fees, Entry fees to a business site or private area.


    Although Covid 'SEEMS' to have slowed it is still around and infecting many people.
    We ask you to not attend any in person meetings or events if you suspect that you have Covid or Flu like symptoms.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

Please share 3 or 4 of your favourite images from each trip to our outings committee chair - Bob Johnson ([email protected]).
The committee chair will put together a slide show for display at a future meeting.
Please size your images as noted on the image submission page.

Our 2021 - 2022 Outings ran from July 10, 2021 to May 29, 2022.
Everyone had a great time at the 17 outings during the year.
The images submitted can be seen in the Outings galleries section 

2023 Outings
Planning has begun for a new year of meetings and outings.
Keep an eye on this page!


January 21, 2023

Lumby Village Salmon Trails
- Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
- Time: 10 AM
- Place: Meet at the parking lot for the Lumby Salmon Trail (when entering Lumby from
the west, turn right onto Faulkner Ave).
- What to Bring: Dress warmly with good boots, hat, and gloves. Don’t forget to charge
- We will be having a bonfire at the Salmon Trail – thanks to Wayne Emde for providing
firewood. Food and beverages will not be supplied so please bring your own if you want
a hot drink or snacks.

Come and explore the Salmon Trails of Lumby.
A legacy project created when the sawmills shut down in the early 2000's. 

The theme of this outing will be minimalist photography.  As you will recall we had an excellent presentation from Judy Hancock Holland during one of our Education Sessions last year.
In preparation for this outing, you may wish to review Judy’s message in this 37-minute tutorial – it covers the key points that Judy enriched us with last year.
Since one of the themes for our December 8 Evaluation Meeting is
“Minimalist Photography” this video may help with your creation.
Judy's video can be found this link.

February 18, 2023 Snowshoeing at Sovereign Lake.
This is planned for Saturday, February 18, meeting later in the afternoon.
We can take in the sunset and have dinner in the warming hut, followed by some creative night photography.
Additional details will be forthcoming.
We thank Frances for helping to organize this outing.
May 2023

Trip to Palouse, Washington
Dates – April 30 to May 5, 2023
Location – Colfax, Washington

A visit to the vistas of the Palouse in Washington State is on the bucket list of many
photographers. The Club is planning a trip to the Palouse in early May of 2023. As it is centrally
located in the Palouse, we would be staying in Colfax, Washington. Jim Brompton, who has
been to the Palouse several times advises us that 5 days are optimal to see all of the sights in
this area. In order to move forward with our planning, we need to determine the number of
members that plan on attending this outing. If we have sufficient interest, we intend to enlist a
guide to take us to the best photo locations, the cost of which would be split between the
participants. The details that we currently know:

Hotel Costs – a block of rooms has been reserved in Colfax. The special rate that we have
obtained is $103 USD/night for April 30, $143 USD/night for May 1-5
Travel time – it takes approximately 6.5 hours to drive from Vernon to Colfax
If you are interested in attending this overnight outing, please send the following information
to Bob Johnson at [email protected] by November 14, 2022.
- Your name and email address?
- Would you be interested in a 3 night or 5 night stay?
- Would you plan on staying at the hotel or one of the local camp grounds?
o If staying at the hotel, are planning to share a room with another member?

September 2023 Bear Hunting (With Cameras) in Bella Coola
Bella Coola is one of the most amazing places in BC to photograph.  There is no end to what one
can take pictures of - bears, creeks, rain forest, waterfalls, mountains, old cannery, petroglyphs,
totem poles.......
Since our trip there a few years ago, there have been a lot of requests for us to return to the Bella
Coola Valley.  To do this trip, the planning needs to start now.
We would go mid Sept, 2023 which means we need to be making reservations very soon.
The costs would be about $210 for the bear tour down the river, about $50 - $75 for a guide to take
us to the petroglyphs plus costs for transportation to get there, accommodations and food.  We
expect to be gone for 6 nights.
 Last time some people did not do the last two nights at Tallio Cannery,
across the inlet from Bella Coola.
There is no guarantee that you will see bears but there is a very good chance.
Are you interested in making this trip?
 Please let Bob Johnson know at [email protected] by November 30.


Completed 2022 - 2023 Outings
If you attended any of these outings, and have images to share please contact
Bob Johnson - 
[email protected]

August 24, 2022

Special Photographic Opportunity - Raptors at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre

September 27, 2022

Kangaroo Creek Farm and KF Centre for Excellence at YLW
We would love to receive a few of your best images from the recent outing.
Please send 3 or 4 images from the Kangaroo Creek Ranch and the KF Centre of Excellence to [email protected] by October 9, 2022.
The KF Centre for Excellence has expressed an interest in obtaining some of the images from our outing. When sending in your images, please let me know if you do not wish to share these with KF. They have assured me that photographic credits will be given if the images are used for commercial or promotional purposes.

October 04, 2022


The hot, dry summer that we have experienced this year has severely reduced the number of mushrooms that we had intended to focus on for our October 4 outing to Mabel Lake.  Alternative targets for the outing such as Cascade Falls are also suffering from the drought.  As a result, it has been decided to postpone the Mushroom Outing until next year.  An October outing will take place this year and we will announce the theme, date and location soon.

We are disappointed that we need to cancel this outing but we look forward to the return to Mabel Lake in 2023.

September 29, 2022 An enjoyable time meeting the public was had at this event in Polson park.
Join us for a Public demonstration outing between 5 PM & 7 PM Thursday Sept 29
Vernon Kin Beach - 
Details in this link.
 This is a part of the Vernon Arts Hub Culture Days

October 15, 2022 The October Outing was to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Vernon.
his cemetery was established in 1902 but also includes some of the graves and headstones moved from the earlier cemetery on Old Kamloops Road.
November 12, 2022 The November Outing was exploring the “City Lights” as Vernon comes alive at night.  We will walked around downtown and captured some of the buildings at night and light trails from the traffic.  Afterwards, we went up to Turtle Mountain and saw the lights of the city from above.