Vernon, British Columbia



The North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club is a member of BC Nature, the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists. Founded in 1951, our club remains active locally and provincially, enjoying experiences in nature, sharing our knowledge and passion with others, and protecting our natural environment.

On this page are listed upcoming events. The public is welcome at all club events, unless stated otherwise. See our Membership page to learn how to officially join NONC and support our efforts.

Monthly Meeting

Currently cancelled due to the pandemic, but we will eventually resume meeting on the first Wednesday of the month (September through May), at 7:00 pm. at the Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Ave., Vernon, in the Banquet Room. Visitors welcome!

Weekly E-Message

Once a week, usually on Monday, NONC members receive a Weekly Message by e-mail. This is a compilation of club news, observations, notices and photographs collected over the past week. The Weekly Message is sent only to NONC members.

Our logo shows the Loesel’s Twayblade (Liparis loeselii), also known as Fen Orchid. This plant was discovered by club members in 1965. Previously unknown in the area, it was adopted as the club emblem.



Members and the public are welcome. No fees! Most walks are 1.5 to 2 hours. Dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. Bring a bottle of water.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of participants will be limited to 10 in a group. Where possible, if more than 10 people show up, we will create two groups.

Waivers of liability and assumption of risk forms must be signed by all participants before the walk commences.

August 8, 2020 – 9am

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for Nature Walk at Thomas Hayes Ecological Park in Spallumcheen Township. Take Otter Lake Cross Road exit from Hwy 97, follow this road behind the Tolko Mill and turn left onto Thomas Hayes Road. Contact: Rick at

August 15, 2020 – 10am [NOTE LATER TIME]

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk at Silver Star Mountain Resort, admiring flowers, butterflies and great views. Meet at the ticket office, in the centre of the village. We will return to the village for lunch, at a resort restaurant or pack your own and enjoy outdoors. Contact: Judy at

August 22, 2020 – 9am

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk on Middleton Mountain. Meet at the trailhead parking on Mt. Ida Drive, adjacent to Emerald Views Strata, 900 Mt Ida Drive. Note: long steep climb ascending the hill. Contact: Claude at

August 29, 2020 – 9am

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk at the Bear Valley Trail at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Meet at the park entrance at the Cosens Bay parking lot on Cosens Bay Road. Contact: Margaret at