Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

Field Trips & Events
View our calendar to see what's coming up

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

Questions, answers, and all interesting things of nature in 140 characters or less
To Twitter
Keep up on the latest from the VNHS on Facebook
To Facebook
View some of our members incredible nature photography, and share your own too
To Flickr


August 18, 2018
  • Victoria Butterfly Count Week

    August 18, 2018 - August 26, 2018 @ 
    Victoria, BC, Canada

    Victoria Butterfly Count Week

    We are always looking for keen-eyed volunteers so get out your field guides. Contact Gordon Hart (count coordinator) at (250) 721-1264 or if you would like to help out.

    See more details

  • Island View Beach & Saanichton Spit Birding

    August 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
    Island View Beach Regional Park, Victoria, BC, Canada

    Field Trip (Level 3)

    Join the Saturday Birding Group who will be going to Island View Beach and Saanichton Spit. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the north end of the parking lot. It’s the time of year that we might find some interesting shorebirds on their return migration and we might still see a few beach flowers in the dunes as we walk along. To reach Island View Beach, go north on the Pat Bay highway, turn right at the lights at Island View Rd (Michell's Market) and follow that to a left on Homathko Rd that leads to the parking lot.

    Contact Agnes at thelynns at or (250) 721-0634 if you need more information.

    See more details