TBFN Field Trip to Mink Mountain. Photo © John Barro

Field Trips

About Our Field Trips

Field trips provide an excellent opportunity for club members and the public to meet new people and to explore our natural environment. However, we ask you to remember that the places we visit are special, so please do not pick plants or collect specimens on field trips. Leave dogs and other pets at home except for service dogs. Use your own judgement as to whether you bring a lunch and/or refreshments. Also, dress appropriately for the weather. Insect repellent is recommended for trips in May and June.

If you have any questions regarding field trips, please contact either the trips coordinator or the field trip leader directly. The club is always interested in new ideas, so don’t hesitate if you would like to lead a field trip or workshop or have an idea for one. Watch for the “FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!” notice on specific outings and bring your children along!

If You Plan to Attend

Please, call or email the field trip leader to confirm the date, time and place and to hear of any updates or last minute changes a few days before the trip is scheduled to take place. The leader will also appreciate knowing the approximate number of participants ahead of time.

Please do not bring pets on our conducted hikes. Thank you for your consideration.

When our walk is taking place on a Lakehead Region Conservation Authority property, please note that parking fees apply. To help offset LRCA’s costs of maintenance we encourage you to buy a season pass here: Explore Card or at the LRCA office or pay $5 per vehicle for a one time parking fee (payable at each visit to a Lakehead Region Conservation Authority property). Thank you.

For other hikes in our area please check the Thunder Bay Hiking Association website by clicking here or check the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority website by clicking here.


UPCOMING OUTINGS

TBFN Field trips and COVID-19 virus

The TBFN Board has authorized limited resumption of field trips. Final decision on outings will be made jointly by the trip leader and the TBFN. Please continue to monitor this website for status updates on field trips. Outings are subject to the following practices to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These include:

  • Open to members only
  • Limited numbers to comply with COVID regulations in effect at the time of the outing
  • Advance registration is mandatory in order to participate
  • Registration by email (no sign-in sheet)
  • No car-pooling unless all in a vehicle are part of the same household
  • Personal distancing (2 m) at all times
  • Masks to be worn unless there is a medical or personal reason for not doing so.