To know nature & keep it worth knowing

The Victoria Natural History Society is a volunteer-run organization where members can share and develop their interest in nature.

Email

members@vichns.bc.ca

Address

PO Box 5220 Stn B Victoria, BC, V8R 6N4

About

Charitable Registration 119284347 RT0001

Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

Field Trips & Events
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Join Us
Learn about the benefits of membership
The Victoria Natural History Society (VNHS) formed in 1944 and currently has about 750 members. We are a volunteer-run organization. Members have developed their interest in nature in a wide variety of ways—some are professional biologists, others are students, most are amateur or volunteer naturalists. VNHS provides an opportunity for those interested in the natural world to come together to share their ideas and experiences.
The Victoria Natural History Society offers many field trips and presentations each month for its members. Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are designed for members. Guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society. If you like what you see, please support VNHS by becoming a member and/or making a donation.
The primary objectives of the Society are:
  • To stimulate active interest in natural history
  • To study and protect flora and fauna and their habitats
  • To work with other societies and like bodies having interests in common with this Society.

Social Media

TWITTER
Questions, answers, and all interesting things of nature in 140 characters or less
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FLICKR
View some of our members incredible nature photography, and share your own too
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Calendar

May 25, 2016
  • Swan Lake Guided Bird Walks

    May 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada

    Every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and meet in the parking lot for this informal and informative walk around the lake area. Walks are generally led by Victoria Natural History Society members. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is at 3873 Swan Lake Road, off Ralph Street. Note that the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store in Shelbourne Plaza posts the bird reports from the Sunday walk.

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May 28, 2016
  • Saturday Birding: Observatory Hill

    May 28, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
    5071 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7, Canada

    FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 3)
    Observatory Hill (Little Saanich Mountain) Birding Walk

    Join us on a birding walk up and around Little Saanich Mountain. Flycatchers, Western Tanagers, House Wrens and a variety of woodpeckers are some of the birds we might find. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the bottom of the road leading up the mountain (5071 West Saanich Road). Contact Rick at (250) 885-2454 or Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

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May 29, 2016
  • Swan Lake Guided Bird Walks

    May 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada

    Every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and meet in the parking lot for this informal and informative walk around the lake area. Walks are generally led by Victoria Natural History Society members. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is at 3873 Swan Lake Road, off Ralph Street. Note that the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store in Shelbourne Plaza posts the bird reports from the Sunday walk.

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