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.

The North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club acknowledges the presence of the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Syilx and Secwepemc peoples who have resided here since time immemorial. We recognize, honour, and respect the Syilx / Secwepemc lands upon which we live, work, and play.

Monthly Meeting

See dates and details at right. On the first Wednesday of the month (September through May), at 7:00 pm. at the Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Ave., Vernon, in the Emerald 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.

Our logo shows Kalamalka Lake with its turquoise waters and the grasslands of Kal Park. Enderby Cliffs represent one end of the North Okanagan valley through to Camels Hump on the other end. The Arrow-leaved Balsamroot represents the sun which plays a big part in this region. And for the birders and bluebird nest program volunteers there is a little bluebird feather.

Design by Lee Brinkman, October 2022


NONC monthly meetings are held in the Emerald Room at The Schubert Centre for Seniors, 30th Ave., in downtown Vernon. No entry fee. Members and non-members welcome. Coffee and cookies served!

Next meeting : WEDNESDAY, May 1st, 7:00 pm.

Our speaker will be Megan Buers on Screech Owls.


Join us Saturdays at 9:00 am. Visitors welcome. Dress for the weather. We do a lot of birdwatching, so bring binoculars if you have them. No dogs please. See list below.

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DR 1 & 2 are generally suitable for almost anyone, of any age. However, if you have issues of mobility and/or stamina, you should speak to the leader before attempting.

DR 1 Easy — Suitable for most people. Mostly paved or good-surface path, fairly level with some gentle climbs.

DR  2 Moderate — Suitable for most walkers and hikers with no mobility or endurance issues. May have longer distance with steeper hills and switchbacks, some uneven and rough path.

April 6th - 9am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk to the Salmon Trail in Lumby.  Take Hwy 6 and as you enter Lumby, turn right onto Faulkner Ave and then right onto Bessette St to the parking lot at the trail entrance. Contact Norbert at

April 13th - 9am DR 2

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk to Middleton Mountain Lower Trails: Neumann Connector and Creed Loop. About 3 km loop looking at Spring wild flowers and birds. Some climbing on trail switchbacks and some flat sections. Meet at the trail access just west of the intersection of Middleton Way and Mt. Ida Drive. Park on the south side of Middleton Way. Contact Harold at

April 20th - 9am DR 2

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk to the Canadian Lakeview Estates Trail.  1 km down a zigzagging hillside slope to the lake, along the shore for another 1 km, 1 km loop, then back up. Some steep sections. Park near the Canadian Lakeview Estates sign on the left side of road. Trail entrance is a short walk further up Tronson at side of driveway. Spectacular wildflower blooms! Contact Roseanne at

April 27th - 9am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk at the Coldstream Cemetery. Bird watching at the cemetery and along the creek, perhaps adding on a walk to Friesen’s Country Thyme Garden for coffee, and back. Take Howe drive south from Kalamalka Road to cemetery. Bring your binoculars! Contact Margaret at. 


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