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Daily Planner 2017 Program

The program below is from the 2017 festival. We have left last year's program to give you an idea of the kind of events we offer.

You can also view the PDF of the Schedule/Calendar for 2017 and the PDF of the entire printed program for 2017.

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!

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

 

             

Friday Events

Wilmer Wetland Experience

Time: 7:30AM to 10:30AM
Location: , Invermere/Wilmer, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Sherry Dewey , John Pitcher

Join local enthusiasts Sherry Dewey and John Pitcher for a walk to the Wilmer Wildlife Area, in the ecologically rich Columbia River Wetlands. The trail makes its way down to the...

Birding for Dummies with Cathy Parkes

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

Can't tell an Owl from an Albatross? Do you feel intimidated by experienced birders? We will get familiarized with the tools of the trade and help learn to identify the birds...

"All day" Exploration Blitz: North with Randy Hopkins

Time: 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

“All Day?” Well, most of the day at least. Join Randy on a fast paced trip following the Columbia River valley from Invermere north to the Brisco wetlands and Spillimacheen area....

Wildlife Sign & Safety on the Columbia Wetland Viewpoint Trail

Time: 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Andrea Smillie , Kalista Pruden

Join local naturalist, Andrea Smillie and wildlife safety coordinator, Kalista Pruden for a walk along the Columbia Wetland Viewpoint Trail (on the way to the Fairmont Hoodoos). We will be discussing wildlife...

Invermere to Radium BBQ Lunch on the River Paddle

Time: 9:30AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

On this 3 to 5 hour flat-water paddle from Invermere to Radium Hot Springs (17 km) you will spend a leisurely morning on the Columbia River exploring the local waterways. The...

Ramblings of a Rocky Mountain Naturalist with Danny Catt (Mid-Morning Presentation)

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Danny Catt

Every summer, camera in hand, Danny takes his passion for wildlife, developed here in the BC Rockies, and explores other regions of the country in search of Grizzly Bears and Orca...

Plate Tectonics and the Wetlands of Spillimacheen

Time: 10:00AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Spillimacheen, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ron Grams , Karen Reid

The Columbia River and wetlands environment occupies a portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench, a landform created by tectonic activity, which initiated approximately 200 million years ago.  Fast forward…the valley, over...

History of the Hot Springs Tour with BC Rockies Adventure Guides

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

Join the BC Rockies Adventures Guide to explore the history behind the hot water.  Learn about the early settlers of Fairmont Hot Springs and the Resort’s history. Level: IntermediateMeeting place and driving...

Historic K2 Ranch Village Walk AM

Time: 10:30AM to 11:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Take a leisurely guided stroll around the historic and restored ranch buildings, including a 100 year old, still operating blacksmith shop; a large historic barn (home to many many barn dances)...

Historic K2 Ranch Village Walk PM

Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Location: , K2 Ranch Village, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Take a leisurely guided stroll around the historic and restored ranch buildings, including a 100 year old, still operating blacksmith shop; a large historic barn (home to many many barn dances)...

A Sense of Mountain Place: Wallace Stegner & Our West with Bob Sandford (Lunch Presentation)

Time: 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bob Sandford

Wallace Stegner is considered by many to be the greatest of all the writers who have written about water and the American West. Few realize, however, that he also wrote a...

Wetlands Interpretive Walk with Columbia Wetlands Adventure Guides

Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: , Parsons, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia Wetlands Adventures

Join Geologist, Sid Leggett to adventure out on our interpretive loop trail with its breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies.? Follow the meandering boardwalk through marshes, past Heron Rookeries, beside beaver...

Paddle the Columbia River with BC Rockies Adventures Guides

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

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

Essence of Bear with Brad Hill - Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brad Hill

Far from being vicious and blood-thirsty carnivores, bears are shy but highly complex social animals. Like humans, no two bears are alike…and their range of personalities is vast. During this narrated...

Eavesdropping on the Secret World of Bats (Invermere)

Time: 7:45PM to 11:00PM
Location: , Invermere Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Leigh Anne Isaac

With funding support from the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, join Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist, Leigh Anne Isaac, to learn more about bats and eavesdrop on one of our most...