About us

The Malaspina Naturalists are a group of people who are fascinated by the flora, fauna and geology surrounding Powell River, here in beautiful British Columbia.

At heart we are a club of enthusiasts rather than one of advocates. We do not raise money or endorse causes, no matter how worthy they may be.  Instead we focus on doing three things:

  • we host speakers who wish to share their passion for nature, whether that be through science, exploration of amazing places, or something else.
  • we lead field-trips to help others explore and understand our local (and not so local) natural history.
  • we involve young naturalists in a variety of activities that are fun, safe and educational.

We hope you will enjoy these pages and welcome you to join us!


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– images by Andrew Bryant, Heather Harbord, David Bedry and contributers
– text by Janet Southcott, Heather Harbord, Sherri Wretham and contributers