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Stayed tuned for the 2019 Festival, scheduled for May 6th to 12th...Our NEW website launch date is April 1st! The 2019 Events will be posted then. Registration starts on Monday April 8th at 9 am (mst). See you in 2019!


Wings Over the Rockies 2018

Webs & Roots: Talk About Networking!

This year's Wings Over the Rockies Festival explores the theme Webs & Roots: Talk About Networking! in recognition of Ecologist Dr. Suzanne Simard who while researching her doctoral thesis discovered that trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and send each other nutrients through a network of roots and web-type fungi buried in the soil.

With over 100 events to choose from over 7-days, there is a variety of hikes, paddles, presentations and field trips hosted by a large cross-section of educators, wildlife experts, conservationists, ecologists, historians, biologists and more…

Whether its talking and networking to spread a web of ideas, or finding ways that birds depend on trees for nesting, safety and nutrients, or how lakes are networked by trails, webs and roots or having a more global view of how we can live in a more interconnected world that binds together for a stronger system of communication and social networks, join us for our 22nd annual Festival in the beautiful Columbia Valley to experience ways to connect and network with like-minded people.

Registration starts on Monday April 9th at 9 am Mountain Daylight Saving Time. Many events sell out quickly, so to avoid disappointment, register early at www.wingsovertherockies.org


Back for the 2nd year

Children's Festival

Saturday May 5th from noon to 4 pm

FREE Family fun


Columbia Valley Wetlands

Photo: Vic Panei

The Columbia River Wetlands, one of the longest undisturbed wetland ecosystems found in North America, stretches over 180 km in length from Canal Flats to Donald, BC. This impressive ecosystem gained international recognition when it was chosen a Ramsar wetlands in 2005 and represents one of the few remaining intact portions of the Pacific Flyway critical to migrating birds.

Wings Over the Rockies Festival provides the opportunity for visitors and locals alike to engage in bird watching and to learn about the relationship of habitats, flora and fauna in the Columbia Valley, our backyard – the envy of the world.

Photo: Pat Morrow

Click on the image below to view photos of 2016 and past festival events.

Click on the image below to view some stunning bird photos seen during the festivals.


Dates for the Wings Over the Rockies Festival for the next three years:


May 6th to 12th, 2019

May 11th to 17th, 2020

May 10th to 16th, 2021