Bowen Island Foray

Bowen Island

Join us for our annual spring foray to Bowen Island! We'll be on the walk-on sailing from Horseshoe bay at 11:25am. Pack a lunch and weather appropriate clothing and footwear. A hand lens might be useful, but won't be necessary. The foray route is tentatively planned to loop around Killarney lake. The group will assemble outside the library at Snug Cove.

Cancelled – Galiano Island Foray

Galiano Island

Due to BC Ferry schedule changes, there will not be enough time for a meaningful foray this weekend. If ferry service is restored by the Victoria Day long weekend we reschedule. Otherwise, perhaps we'll make the trip over in the fall. Apologies!   There will be a foray to Galiano Island (reached from the Tsawassen ferry terminal) to be led by Kent Brothers & other members on Saturday May 5, weather permitting. This is a full day foray. You don't need to take a car onto the ferry -- we’re walking on and walking off. We suggest you park in the lot just before the causeway -- they shuttle you out to the ferry terminal and back. The ferry leaves Tsawwassen at 9:30 am (almost an hour later than in previous years), arriving at Galiano at 10:24 am. If you don’t see us on the ferry, we will be waiting just up the hill from the ferry dock on Galiano Island under the big trees until everyone is off the ferry. The return ferry leaves Galiano at 4:50 pm (almost an hour earlier than in previous years) and arrives at Tsawwassen at 5:45 pm. There is only one ferry that will […]

Manning Park Foray 2018

Manning Park

The VMS returns to Manning Park for our annual weekend foray! September 21-23, 2018. Join us for a weekend of guided mushroom walks, catered meals, expert presentations, and socializing with all your favourite mushroom nerds. Early-bird tickets are now available to VMS members: Food and Lodging ($150), Food-only ($100), and Kitchen Work-Trade ($75)

Fungus Among Us Festival

Organized by the Whistler Naturalists, the Fungus Among Us Festival is a great event with lots to offer! Click here for more details and to buy tickets. 

Beaty Members’ Guided Mushroom Walk

Beaty Biodiverstiy Museum 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Do you know where to look to find the dozens of mushrooms species that call our campus home? Beaty Museum Members are invited to join our Fungi Curator Mary Berbee to learn more about how to identify different mushroom types and where to look for them. Meet at the museum for instructions on what to look for and then embark on an hour long walk in small groups around campus where you will collect your own specimen. The groups will meet back at the museum and vote for their favourite fungi! You can book now at:  A museum membership and an EventBrite registration is required to attend this popular event. Memberships can be purchased in person at the museum or online:

Urban Mushroom Walk

Riley Park Plaza 50 East 30th ave, Vancouver, Canada

Join us for an urban mushroom walk lead by Paul Kroeger, one of the VMS' founding members and a local expert on mushrooms, particularly toxic mushrooms. We'll meet at the Riley Park Plaza, located near the corner of 30th and Ontario. 


Fungi & Art Walk

Trout Lake Community Centre 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada

An experiential, educational, and artistic urban mushroom walking tour facilitated by mycologist and artist Willoughby Arevalo. Guided through sensorial and artistic explorations, each participant will be invited to reflect on the intersections between fungi, the urban ecosystem and the sensing/thinking body. Under 13yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets and more info here.  Please note: this is not a VMS event. All inquiries should be made to the organizers.   


Mushroom Walk

Lighthouse Park 4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join David to learn about the important role of fungi in our forests and how to safely identify them. This is a joint event for Lighthouse Park Preservation Society and Nature Vancouver. Membership in these societies is not required. To limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, registration is required. Contact David at to register. Disclaimer: this is not a VMS event - please contact for all inquiries.