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Bob Johnson image - Captured Sept 21/21.
Island lake - one of the locations included in our upcoming September 15/21 outing.
This page updated September 18/21

  • 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 members only, except immediate family who are accompanying a member on an outing (members must have paid their membership dues at a meeting prior to the outing).
    Outings may be to places that require extra fees paid by members who attend.
    EG: - Park entrance fees, Entry fees to a business site or private area.


    Attendance at outings will require vaccination consistent with the BC Vaccine Card.
    Thank you for your understanding in keeping us all safe and healthy.

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]).
Bob will put together a slide show for display at a future meeting.
Images will also be posted in the outings gallery here on our website.
July 10 2021 Our July outing was to Silver Star Mountain
Images from Silver Star Mountain

August 10 2021

Our August outing was to Sparrow Grass Field & Flower, a U-Pick flower farm in Armstrong (5050 Knob Hill Rd) and Fieldstone Organic Farm.
Images from Fieldstone Organic Farm

Images from Sparrow Grass Field and Flower

August 18 2021

Our August 18th outing was a great success -

This outing included stops at the Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, Crazy Creek Falls & Suspension Bridge, and the Malakwa Suspension Bridge.
An enjoyable time was had by all that attended and many look forward to going back on individual tours.
Images from Crazy Creek Falls

Images From Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

August 26 2021

Our August 26 outing to Allan Brooks was a huge success with almost 20 masked members joining in.  Images will be posted soon.

September 15, 2021

Dee/Island Lake - Another successful outing.

This outing took us to the Dee / Island Lake area.  A chain of four inter-connected lakes that are great for paddling, fishing, and boating (from north to south the lakes are – Dee, Island, Deer, and Crooked).  There was lots of practice of on-the-water nature photography skills – birds, insects, wetlands, fall colours, etc.

October 02 2021

Vernon Photography Club is hosting the 2021 CAPA Judging Course

Date:  October 2, 2021   8:45 am to 5 pm

Place:   Emerald Room, Schubert  Centre, Vernon

Cost to VPC members:  $125.00
Contact Gill Kopy ([email protected]) or Ian Bull ([email protected]) for the code to get the VPC members discount.

Note:   If, due to increased COVID restrictions, the course is cancelled, a full refund will be given - or the funds applied to a postponed course

Deadline for registration :  One week before the course although no one will be turned away unless the course is fully booked.

Register on line at the CAPA website under "Host Club members" .  You'll need the code for the discount. 

Proof of vaccination will be required.   Masks also needed when mixing with participants.

Check out CAPA website and follow the links about 1/2 way down the page on the right side

October 06, 2021


MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHYOn October 6, weather permitting, you can hone your Milky Way photography skills at an outing that is planned for along the Okanagan Rail Trail.  This is the date of the next new moon and we have located a shooting location south of Vernon along the Rail Trail.  The location is 3.3 km south from the new washrooms constructed near Kick Willie Loop Rd and is accessible by walking or biking.
The what3words location is

Date – Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time – For those who will be walking – meet at 6:45 PM at the shooting destination down the trail (someone will be at this location to greet you), for those who will be biking – meet at 6:30 PM at the new washrooms, Kick Willie Loop & West Kal Road – we will bike down together

Remember to bring – camera and wide-angle lens, tripod, flashlight and/or headlamp with red light (to preserve night vision).  Bike riders – you will need a light on your bike or good headlamp for riding back to your vehicle.

Note – this outing is highly weather-dependent – if the skies are obscured with clouds we will reschedule as close to October 6 as possible.  Watch for announcements on Facebook and the Club Website.

October 23, 2021


LIGHT TRAILS & LIGHT PAINTING – on the October 23 outing will explore some of the creative things that you can do at night with your camera and lights.  This will be an outdoor session with driving between three locations.  The outing details:

Date – Saturday, October 23, 2021

Time – 7 PM

Meeting Location – Kalamalka Lookout, Kalamalka Lakeview Drive
what3words:  ///reuses.beekeeper.stems

Remember to bring – camera and tripod, warm clothes

November 18, 2021 Ghost Images - Possible outing to O'Keefe Ranch