Field Trips

Throughout the year, the Lethbridge Photography Club takes photo trips as a group to various local and not-so-local spots around southern Alberta.

Sigrid Miklos is our field trip manager. Any questions and suggestions for destinations can be directed to her by using our contact form.

Thanks to Chris Cook for arranging the field trips from October 2012 until the fall of 2020 and to Dan Murach for trips prior to October 2012.


Our field trips are intended for paid members only.

Generally there is no cost to attend a field trip, but there may be admission charges to some venues.
NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Sept, 2018): We require that all participants complete a waiver prior to attending any field trip planned by the Lethbridge Photography club. The waiver will cover one year (September to August), so it does not have to be completed for each trip. Please download from here, and return the completed form to the next meeting or field trip.
Item #3 is a release that gives the club permission to post your images on our website and social media accounts, which will always be done with credit to the photographer. If you have if you have signed the form, but do not want us to share specific images, contact us to let us know. If you do not want to share any images, initial in the space provided.


Upcoming Field Trips

Crowsnest Pass – various sites
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020

we will meet at Lundbreck Falls  by 10am (see location on Google Maps)
Agenda:
  • leave leave Lundbreck Falls around 10:30-11 to check out an abandoned cemetery.
  • Lunch (pack your own, or lots of places to pick one up)
  • Star Creek Falls (far side of Coleman).  It’s a 2.1 km loop.  Listed as a moderate hike (according to All Trails)
  • Chinook Lake if we have time and desire.  This is a 5 km easy hike around the lake.
We will discuss as a group what people are interested in, and what they want to do.  
 

Past field trip destinations

2020-2021 field trips:

  1. Crowsnest Pass (Oct 3, 2020)
  2. Magrath Historical Trail , Magrath (Sept. 12, 2020)

2019-2020 field trips:

  1. Cottonwood Park, Lethbridge (Feb 29, 2020)
  2. Fort MacLeod (Jan 25, 2020)
  3. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden – Winter Lights Festival (Dec 5, 2019)
  4. Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park (Nov 16, 2019)
  5. Gerry Lutwick Memorial Field Trip to the Crowsnest Pass (Oct 19, 2019)
  6. Police Outpost Provincial Park (Sept 21, 2019)

2018-2019 field trips:

  1. Downtown Lethbridge (Nov 29, 2018)
  2. Sandstone Ranch (Nature Conservancy of Canada (Nov 4, 2018)
  3. Gerry Lutwick Memorial Field Trip to the Crowsnest Pass (Oct 13, 2018)
  4. Park Lake Provincial Park & Park Lake Paintball portrait session (Sept 26, 2018)
  5. Lethbridge – Winter Lights Festival at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (January 25, 2019)
  6. Lethbridge – Fort Whoop-up and Old Man River (March 23, 2019)
  7. Waterton Lakes National Park – Van Christou memorial trip (April 27, 2019)
  8. Coyote Flats Pioneer Village and Tractor Museum, Picture Butte (June 1, 2019)
  9. Downtown Lethbridge; Photo Scavenger Hunt (June 5, 2019)
  10. Abandoned Farm near Granum (August 10, 2019)
  11. University of Lethbridge (August 24, 2019)

2017-2018 field trips:

  1. Birds of Prey Centre, Coaldale – Sony camera and lens demo (August 30, 2018)
  2. University of Lethbridge (August 18, 2018)
  3. Photo scavenger hunt, downtown Lethbridge (June 7, 2018)
  4. Lundbreck Falls & Heritage Acres Farm Museum (June 2, 2018)
  5. Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park (May 5, 2018)
  6. Helen Schuler Nature Reserve (April 14, 2018)
  7. Antique International truck collection, Lethbridge (Feb 22, 2018)
  8. Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens Winter Lights Festival (Jan 25, 2018)
  9. Waterton National Park (Nov 25, 2017)
  10. Pavan Park (Nov 11, 2017)
  11. Gerry Lutwick Memorial Field Trip to the Crowsnest Pass (Oct 14, 2017)
  12. Red Rock Coulee Natural Area (Sept 16, 2017)
  13. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (Sept 30, 2017)

2016-2017 field trips:

  1. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (Aug 26, 2017)
  2. Abandoned farm (April 29, 2017)
  3. Elizabeth Hall Wetlands – Beginner Photographer / Mentoring Field Trip (May 4, 2017)
  4. Remington Carriage Museum (Mar 25, 2017)
  5. Waterton (Feb 18, 2017)
  6. University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Basketball (Jan 28, 2017)
  7. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (Jan 27, 2017)
  8. Alexander Wilderness Park (Nov 12, 2016)
  9. Gerry Lutwick memorial trip to the Crownest Pass (Oct 15, 2016)
  10. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (Sept 27, 2016)
  11. Police Outpost Provincial Park (Sept 10, 2016)

2015-2016 field trips:

  1. Samurai demonstration at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
  2. Local Oldman weir to shoot pelicans (May 28, 2016)
  3. Park Lake Provincial Park (April 30, 2016)
  4. Fort Macleod (March 26, 2016)
  5. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (February 20 & 27, 2016)
  6. Pavan Park (January 23, 2016)
  7. Sandstone Ranch Conservancy (November 15, 2015)
  8. Police Outpost Provincial Park (October 24, 2015)
  9. Crowsnest Pass (Gerry Lutwick Memorial trip) (October 10, 2015)
  10. Coyote Flats Pioneer Village (September 12, 2015)

2014-2015 field trips:

  1. Red Rock Coulee Natural Area (August 29, 2015)
  2. Alexander Wilderness Park (evening trip) (August 6, 2015)
  3. Fleetwood Farms (August 15, 2015 – cancelled)
  4. Waterton Lakes National Park (June 6, 2015)
  5. Sunridge Rock Gardens and Wetlands, Lethbridge (May 30, 2015)
  6. Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens (evening trip) (April 30, 2015)
  7. Abandoned Farm and Wagon Wheel Graveyard (April 18, 2015)
  8. Lundbreck Falls and Crowsnest Pass (March 21, 2015)
  9. Elizabeth Hall Wetlands and Par 3 golf course (evening trip) (March 12, 2015)
  10. Galt Museum and Archives (January 31, 2015)
  11. Downtown Lethbridge (December 2, 2014)
  12. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (Nov 8, 2014)
  13. Turner Valley gas plant (October 4, 2014)
  14. Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens (September 27, 2014)
  15. Crowsnest Pass (Gerry Lutwick Memorial trip) (September 13, 2014)
  16. Park Lake (September 4, 2014)

2013-2014 field trips:

  1. Devil’s Coulee (May 31, 2014)
  2. Sandstone Ranch Nature Conservancy (May 17, 2014)
  3. Abandoned Farm (April 19, 2014)
  4. Waterton (February 15, 2014)
  5. Crowsnest Pass (Gerry Lutwick Memorial trip) (September 21, 2013)

2012-2013 field trips:

  1. Medalta historic clay district, Medicine Hat (July 20, 2013 – date to be confirmed)
  2. Sandstone Ranch Conservancy (May 25, 2013 – date to be confirmed)
  3. Elizabeth Hall Wetlands (April 13, 2013 – date to be confirmed)
  4. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (March 23, 2013)
  5. Park Lake Provincial Park (March 2, 2013)
  6. Indian Battle Park / Helen Shuler Nature Centre (February 2, 2013)
  7. Annandale House, Lethbridge (December 12, 2012)
  8. Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens Winter Lights Festival (November 23, 2012)
  9. Park Lake Provincial Park (October 27, 2012)
  10. Crowsnest Pass (Gerry Lutwick Memorial trip) (October 6, 2012)
  11. Nanton (September 22, 2012)

2011-2012 field trips:

  1. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (August 19, 2012)
  2. Birds of Prey Centre, Coaldale (August 11, 2012)
  3. University of Lethbridge (July 22, 2012)
  4. Waterton (July 14, 2012)
  5. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (June 23, 2012)
  6. Turner Valley gas plant (June 9, 2012)
  7. Waterton (May 26, 2012)
  8. Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens (May 12, 2012)
  9. Broxburn Greenhouse (April 26, 2012)
  10. Abandoned Farm (April 15, 2012)
  11. Helen Schuler Nature Centre (March 24, 2012)
  12. Fort MacLeod (March 10, 2012)
  13. Pavan Park (February 25, 2012)