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FIELD TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS

Our mountain weather can be unpredictable. Even on a hot sunny day the weather conditions can change quickly. Please be 'wings weather wise' when attending field trips. We also recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes. Bring water, snacks or lunch. A camera and binoculars can enhance your experience!

All events are non-refundable after May 1st, 2018. 

Like water off a duck's back, scheduled events will go rain or shine...

Meeting place and/or driving directions will be forwarded in your booking confirmation email.

 

             

Wednesday Events

Dawn Chorus - Brian Wesley

Time: 5:00AM to 7:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Wesley

Please join Brian for one of those birding treats, the Dawn Chorus. Despite the very early start, it offers one of nature's truly delightful experiences, listening to the cacophony of bird...

The Spectacular Fairmont Hoodoos with Daryl Calder from Rocky Mountain Naturalists

Time: 7:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Daryl Calder

Experience the dry bench lands west of the source of the Columbia River. We will walk about 5km along a network of dirt trails and loop back to the vehicles. From...

Meadows Meander - Brian Wesley

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Wesley

One of the more abundant areas for sighting different bird species in the East Kootenay is located close to Fairmont. Please join Brian for this 2 km birding walk along meadows,...

Osprey & Eagle Nests - Cathy Parkes

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cathy Parkes

The Columbia River valley is home to many Osprey and Eagle nesting sites. We will be viewing, without disturbing, several locations in the Columbia Valley. We’ll start at Pynelogs and then...

Wetlands Paddle with a local Naturalist

Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

Experience the world class Columbia Wetlands by canoe/kayak during a morning paddle with a local naturalist. Discover the secrets of the ecology and morphology of the Columbia Wetlands and its surrounding...

History of the Hot Springs Tour with BC Rockies Adventure Guides

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Join the Activity Centre Guides to explore the history behind the hot water.  Learn about the early settlers of Fairmont Hot Springs and the Resort’s history.  Level: Intermediate Things to bring: dress...

The Path to the Perfect Cup: Kicking Horse Coffee Facility Tour

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kicking Horse Coffee

Have you ever wondered how coffee is magically transformed from an itty-bitty bean into the deep, dark and delicious drink you know and love? Join us at coffee heaven and see...

Come, meet our Bighorn Sheep...with Kent Kebe

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Radium, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kent Kebe

This interactive educational experience will help you understand the habits and what makes the Bighorn herd so unique and why the Village of Radium Hot Springs find these majestic animals so...

History of the Ktunaxa People with Chief Alfred Joseph & Bonnie Harvey

Time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

The Ktunaxa have occupied their Territory since time immemorial, and they have deep spiritual, cultural and social connections to the land and the water. Their relationship to the land and water,...

Historical Tour of Taynton Bay by Voyager Canoe

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

Join one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides by going back in history, and learning about the explorers of the area, David Thompson, Taynton family, Pynelogs Cultural Center (Robert Randolph Bruce,...

"Nuisance Nutrients" with Thea Rodgers from the Lake Windermere Ambassadors (Lunch Presentation)

Time: 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Thea Rodgers

Have you ever wondered what causes algae blooms? What happens to fish when they decompose? Join the Lake Windermere Ambassadors for this engaging lunchtime talk to learn about the science of nutrient...

The Headwaters of the Columbia with Daryl Calder

Time: 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Daryl Calder

Explore the unique area, which connects the source of the Columbia River with the Kootenay River. Rocky Mountain Naturalists will guide visitors along a level, improved, interpretive trail at Canal Flats....

History of the Ktunaxa People with Chief Alfred Joseph & Bonnie Harvey

Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

The Ktunaxa have occupied their Territory since time immemorial, and they have deep spiritual, cultural and social connections to the land and the water. Their relationship to the land and water,...

Soaring Connections with Valley Zipline

Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Radium, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Zipline Adventures

Take flight with us while we soar through the trees on this unique adventure while experiencing our local webs and roots. Each of our ziplines will feature a different category of...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama /Toby Creek - Walter Benstead

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Walter Benstead

Join us for an introduction to the geology of the Purcell Mountains.  These rocks west of the Rocky Mountain Trench tell the ancient and intriguing story of the first event in...

Old Coach Trail Interpretive Walk with Ross MacDonald

Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Radium, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ross MacDonald

The Old Coach Greenway trail is located within the provincial Columbia River Wildlife Management Area, a component of one of the longest contiguous wetland systems in North America. The trail offers...

Columbia River Paddle with BC Rockies Adventures Guides

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Discover the gem of the Columbia Valley with Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Activity Centre Guides. Enjoy the fantastic landscape which includes panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, eagles, ospreys, mule deer, and...

Mainstreams Stream Trailer - FREE family event

Time: 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Windermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dave Quinn , Patty Kolesnichenko

Join Mainstreams Facilitators Dave Quinn and Patty Kolesnichenko for an all-ages program on the Stream Trailer, a hands-on opportunity to build and modify your own rivers, and witness firsthand the erosion,...

Evening Swansea Hike - Ceiling of the Valley!

Time: 4:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Windermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

On this hike you will have the chance to view the Columbia Valley from above! This 3.5 - 4-hour trek brings you up the west side of the mountain, where you...

This Food is for the Birds with Slow Food Columbia Valley (Evening Foodie Event)

Time: 6:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Alison Bell

OK, so this isn’t the typical marketing language used to entice diners to a great event, but we’re pretty sure it caught your eye!  Did you know that agriculture has an...