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February Field Trip
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

NOTE:  This month the field trip is on a Saturday and is the third week of February instead of the second



This field trip will have several opportunities for some great photography with many areas open to the public and with so many areas none of them are crowded which makes it nice for us.

Our event will be going from 10:30 – noon but for your information I have listed the days complete agenda below


Heritage Faire will be running from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cumberland Recreation Centre.

Cumberland’s Heritage Faire was originally launched by a group of community volunteers in 2003 and was modeled on the folk festival that ran from 1949 to 1958 celebrating the diverse heritage of Cumberlanders. Each year over 50 families, clubs and other organizations set up displays of antique tools, unique collections, photos and demonstrations of crafts and folklore from the early days of Cumberland and the Comox Valley.

Heritage Day at the Museum is open by donation if you would like to go in and take photos there

Lantern Festival and Parade
Indoor Labyrinth at the Cultural Centre from 10 am to 4 pm.
At 6pm join the Lantern Parade from Village Square at Third Street to Village Park
Entertainment and sky lanterns at Village Park after the parade, weather permitting.

Lunch  will be at 4 Quarters Restaurant  in Cumberland

2744 Dunsmuir Ave Cumberland

It is located on the main street. (across from the Cumberland Bakery)






March Field Trip
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This month we will be meeting on Sunday



Buckerfields is not just a feed store.  It has so  many items for your home and garden, your pets and yes even the farm.

Come and join with to explore this local store and see how many unique and different photos you can find.

Lunch will be at the British Bobby Restaurant at noon

1209 East Island Highway, Parksville BC

(it is approximately 7 minutes from Buckerfields)


April Field Trip
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

NOTE:  This month the field trip is on a Sunday



Spring at Tiger Lily Farm is such an exciting time with the birth of lambs, calves, pigs, and sheep providing us with fantastic photo opportunities.

Not into the animals?? There are many other things for you to see and photograph from inside the store, the old and new farm machinery and tools plus so much more

This is a field trip that will have something for everyone.

As a special for the photo society they are not going to charge us but ask if there are any photos you that you really like the way they turn out if you could share them with them for their website and Facebook page.  They will give you full credit for your work.  You can make a donation if you would like but it is not compulsory.


Lunch will be at Trees

1385 Alberni Hwy, Parksville BC V9P 2B8

(across the street from the Coop service station on the highway)




May Field Trip
May 12 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm





We have been couped up with all the rain and now it is time to get some outdoor time.  Spider lake is a beautiful  lake with a sandy beach and will be perfect for some great opportunities for landscape shots.



Directions from Horne Lake road on the upper highway then head northeast on Horne Lake Rd toward Thorpe Rd S go  650 m

Turn right onto Spider Lake Rd  go 3.1 km;  Turn right  in 600 m;  Continue onto Lakeview Rd  for700 m;  turn right -Destination will be on the left


Lunch will be at the Sandbar Café at noon and is  located on the old island highway in Qualicum Bay

At the lights for the upper highway continue going straight to the old island highway, turn left and the destination is on the right



June Field Trip
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


There is so much more to Mount Washington that just winter sports.  Come and join with us as we explore the beauty of the mountain in springti



You will be able to walk on trails if you like or stay close to the Alpine Centre and you will be sure to find many things to trigger that camera shutter finger



Hope to see you all there

We will be having lunch in one of the two restaurants at Mount Washington and will be confirmed closer to the day











Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

We have had to change our location due to a rock concert at McLean Mill this weekend, Sorry for the short notice but this should be fun
New location is: Little River Nature park – Comox
1300 Wilkinson Road near the Little River ferry terminal
(detailed directions in a comment below)
At this time of year the water has lots of lily pads in it and draws, frogs, dragon flies, lots of plants and flowers and even some possible wildlife. I am sure you will find lots to photograph.
The parking lot is right beside the water and trail, You can walk around the pond or stay on one side for great photo ops
Lunch is at the Royston Pub
4000 Island Highway Royston BC. (on the old highway going back towards Parksville/Qualicum,

September Field Trip
Sep 15 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am


Come and join with us as we find photographic treasures at Demxx on the Alberni Highway.

This month we are going to add to our usual photographic event by inviting you to take part in our scavenger hunt.

Each person will be given a list of items or item styles that they can go and look for on site and then take a photo of it as creative as you would like

You don’t have to take part in the scavenger hunt but I think it will add an extra fun twist to our day


Lunch will be at Trees Restaurant  on the Alberni Highway (across from the Coop gas station) at noon


Demxx has asked that we don’t have an excessive amount of cars to leave room for customers as well as us.  If you could car pool that would be great

Hope to see you all there

October Field Trip
Oct 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am




Fall has come to the Stamp River Falls.   Come and join with us as we watch the power of falls and maybe fish climbing up to spawn. Wonderful colors that will be in the area and just so much more to see and photograph.  If we are real lucky we may even get to see a black bear fishing

Lunch will be at the Clam Bucket – 4479 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, at noon

I know many of you have been waiting for this event so bring an friend and I hope to see many of you there

December Field Trip
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am


Many of you have been asking to go to Art Knapp in Courtenay for several months now and this is your chance

With the unpredictable weather of December we will be going inside but will have lots of styles to photograph.   There are Christmas items for those who like Christmas, flowers for the nature and macro photographers, home décor for the still life lovers, and people for those who like to take action or portraits plus so much more.

Lunch will be at the White Spot 2299 Cliff Ave  Courtenay at noon

To add an extra twist for our outing we will be doing some night photography in Parkville to take Christmas lights at 6pm,

It will start on Morrison street  Parksville  More directions to follow by Dec 4th.  Hope to see you there

January Field Trip
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am


With the rain still falling we will be doing an inside event for January.   We will be going to the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre which is sure to be a fun time.  There is so much to see here from fossils to history of the Comox Valley and the island.  There are two floors for you to explore and photograph.  I did see several areas where you can also find the collections assignment opportunities.  If you are familiar with Courtenay this is in the old Post Office.

If you would like to car pool please let me know and we can try and help you out.

Lunch will be at the Union Street Grill at noon

477- 5 st  Courtenay (only a few blocks from the museum)