NPGS Field Trips

Please note that all CCFMS club members

throughout Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec

are welcome on all NPGS field trips.


We ask that you show proof of current club membership.

(Why do we ask you to have membership? Because most of our field trips are insured - and that’s one of the things that club membership fees pay for.)


- and that you confirm your attendance

with the NPGS, the field trip leader (if a different club).

(If you aren’t a member of a club, no problem - it’s easy to join anyone of our clubs. CCFMS link for clubs listing is:


Please email us by clicking on the envelope   .


You can also email about:

 suggestions for other collecting sites

 and/or with updated/more info on collecting sites

 and/or any info you think that we should include

 and/or anything else that you can think of that might relate to rockhounding field trips.

 and loads & loads of pictures, please.

Rules & expectations applicable to all field trips:


CCFMS Ethics & Code of Conduct  

Mineral Collecting in Ontario - a guide for rockhounds  

NPGS field trip rules  

NPGS safety gear  

What tools to bring  

What else to bring  

Beating the Heat         Beating the Bugs 

Bears, oh my!                  Other wildlife, oh my! 

Wildlife & road safety               Car Convoys 

Camping Field Trips          Camping Food 



Medical info sheets

Safety Talk          First Aid Kit          Calling 911 

Emergency & Medical for field trip participants 

Accident /Incident report 

Hospital lists can be found on each individual field trip page



Humour & extra info

Yellow stripey things   (spoiler alert - includes profanity)

Well Dressed Rockhounder  

BC Rockhounding (a fun & informative guide)  

List of the field trips

   List of NPGS field trips - lots - planned, current, & previous years.

Please click on the pink button to see the list (it’s very long).

Once on the list page, you can click on further buttons for dedicated site or combo trip webpages (loads & loads of info & maps).

You’ll be able to download documents or open up links. Thanks.

A number of pages are still under construction. Thanks for your patience.

Field trip dates, as they come up, are also posted on our social media pages and shared to CCFMS clubs.

Anyone can attend any NPGS field trips as long as they are a member of a CCFMS club.

The NPGS takes pictures & videos at all our events and publishes them in our newsletter and on our website & social media.

Please don’t hesitate to send us pictures (and some sort of captions).

If you send us pictures, we assume that we have permission to publish.


If you don’t wish to be included in any of our pictures or videos, please let us know by either emailing us or please use our Photo Release form.

Thank you.

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The 2020 field trip season is almost over - and, yes, sigh, the season didn’t really happen due to the pandemic.

We hope that you’ve been able to get out and do some rockhounding

- even rockhounding in your gardens or amongst your own collections.


Field Trips - as soon as we can

for 2021 field trips.

We’ll keep you updated - and please expect that there very likely will be still be extra pandemic safety rules in 2021 for all sites.


Nevertheless …

A couple of our families did go on rockhounding trips. Christopher White, our intrepid Interim President, ventured out to Bancroft and up to Thunder Bay this summer. Fabulous collecting and fabulous camping. Wait ‘til you see the Thunder Bay amethyst!!


Bob O’Donnell. London club President & CCFMS Communications Director, has been busy doing Hungry Hollow field trips - one on July 25th, one on Sept 26th, and, he may also be able to do one more trip to Hungry Hollow in October.

Thank you, Bob!

And, yes, pandemic rules applied - everyone followed the rules

- even one of the collecting buckets did as well!


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