Slideshow - Mushroom hunting at Mable Lake October 19, 2023

This page updated  November 30, 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 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 outings schedule is tentative and subject to short notices changes.

Please share 3 or 4 of your favorite images from each trip to our outings committee - ([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 outings images are posted in the Outings galleries section 

Outing Ideas
Do you have an idea for an outing?
Please let your Outing Committee know if you know of a venue/location that would be good to shoot.
 Either talk to Lois, Glennis or Bob or send us an email at [email protected]
You may also want to check our Other Education & Opportunities Page.

Our 2023/24 outings are currently ongoing and details are posted below.

Feb 11/12, 2023

News Regarding the February Outing to Wells Gray Park

Following a strong expression of interest from those attending the November 23 Education Session, the plans for the outing to Wells Gray Park to shoot some icy waterfalls and other winter scenes are coming together.
 The outing is now scheduled for February 11 and 12, 2024.  A block of rooms at the Quality Inn and Suites in Clearwater have been booked for the night of Sunday, February 11, at the special rate of $150/night.  These are standard rooms with two queen size beds and a kitchenette.  The hotel has a pool and hot tub and includes a hot breakfast.  These rooms will be held for us until January 11, 2024.  A standard cancellation policy of 24 hours applies – i.e. you can cancel your reservation without penalty up to the day before arrival.
To make your reservation call the Quality Inn at (250) 674-3080 Dial 0 and advise the hotel that you are with the Vernon Photography Club.
Rooms will be paid for individually.

While the specifics of our trip into Wells Gray Park are still being worked out, the general plan will be to drive up to Clearwater on the morning of Sunday, February 11 and then drive into the Park which is not far from Clearwater.
We will stop at some sites along the way including Spahats and Dawson Falls and eventually arrive at Helmcken Falls (the 4th highest waterfall in Canada).  If the weather cooperates we will stay through golden hour and capture some night shots – maybe even try some light painting of the falls. 

On Monday, before we head home, we will travel back into the Park and revisit some of the sites or undertake some new adventures.

To assist with the planning of this outing, please let Bob Johnson know at [email protected] asap if you plan on attending.  So that adjustments may be made to the number of rooms required, please let me know if you will require a room at the Quality Inn and if you will be sharing or on your own.

MAY 2024
(To be confirmed)

Trip to Palouse, Washington
Dates – May, 2024
Location – Colfax, Washington

We are extremely disappointed to announce that the 2023 trip to Palouse,
Washington has been postponed until the spring of 2024.
We have just discovered that access to Steptoe Butte State Park will be unavailable for several months this spring. The ability to drive up to the top of this viewpoint is critical for capturing the magnificent vistas that Jim Brompton showed us at one of our 2023 education meetings. The good news – you now have a year to decide if you want to join us for this excursion in 2024!


Completed 2023 - 2024 Outings
If you attended any of our outings, and have images to share,
Please send them into the outings committee - 
[email protected]
(Please use our standard sizing and naming for these images - Thank you)

August 30, 2023 IPE Armstrong
We started out 2023/24 year with a visit to the Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition.
There is always an abundance of photographic opportunities at the IPE with this year’s theme being “Giddy Up ‘N Go”.
A great time was had by the 10+ members that attended!

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.......

There were close to 20 people this year and an excellent time was had by all!

October 19, 2023

Mushroom Hunt at Mable Lake

Close to 16 members met at the parking lot of Mabel Lake Provincial Park (3638 Lumby-Mabel Lake Rd) for a foray into the campground to search out fall mushrooms.
Many members found some and the results will be posted in the outings gallery soon.

November 18, 2023

The November Outing took us to Barnhartvale, near Kamloops. Here we visited the Muscle Car Saloon located at 5789 Campbell Creek Road. As the name suggests there are a variety of muscle cars including Shelby Mustangs at this venue. In addition, there was lots of memorabilia items to photograph in this fun setting.
Then we went to the Valleyview Nature Park in Kamloops, and had a walk through the sage brush to enjoy the views down into the South Thompson River Valley. 
On the way back we took a back road that the committee had found with old farm buildings.
About 16 members had an enjoyable day out.