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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.

 

             

Thursday Events

Birding by Golf Cart with BC Rockies Adventure Guides

Time: 7:00AM to 9:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Join the Activity Centre Guides for the most relaxing birding tour offered! Ride on golf carts through Riverside Golf Course and discover the plentiful bird life and wildlife that inhabit the...

Avian Exploration & Education with Liam Singh and Cam Gillies

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cam Gillies , Liam Singh

Here’s a chance to watch a young whipper-snapper teach an old guy a few birding tricks!  I’ll bet we will all learn a thing or two.  Join Liam and Cam for...

Wildfire and Forest Ecology

Time: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Feeney , Kari Stuart-Smith

Join Canfor’s Forest Scientist, Kari Stuart-Smith, and Forestry Planner Brian Feeney to visit the site of one of the Kootenay region’s largest wildfires that burnt last summer.  We will tour the...

Guided River Tour of the Upper Columbia Wetlands to Lake Windermere

Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Fairmont, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

Our knowledgeable and highly skilled guides will lead you through this spectacular and scenic body of water, as you discover intricate facts about this great North American river and its ecologically...

Birds & Photography with Don Delaney

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Don Delaney

Walk and talk about marsh and lakeside birds and bird photography with Don Delaney, avid birder and photographer. Observe early marsh and lake birds as you walk. Don will provide information...

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...

Historic K2 Ranch Village Walk

Time: 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): K2 Ranch

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 barn dances) and several historic...

Historic K2 Ranch Village Walk

Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): K2 Ranch

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 barn dances) and several historic...

A Good Ole-Fashioned Cat Fight! With David Bird (Lunch Presentation)

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

The direct ancestor of our house cats is likely the African wild cat, F. libyca. The cat, as we know it, was only fully domesticated during the last 150 years. Based...

PETAL TO THE METAL with Andrea Petzold

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Andrea Petzold

Join us for an introduction to the wildflowers of The Purcell and Rocky Mountains. We will stroll through some flower meadows and examine the differences between many similar looking flowers. We...

Web of Life Imperative: "NETworking" at Its Basic Form with Natalie Forrest

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Natalie Forrest

Experience the well-known Project Nature Connect "Web of Life" activity where we will explore what our connections to nature mean and how to communicate with nature in order to stay part...

Soaring Connections with Valley Zipline

Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Radium area, 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...

Akisqnuk First Nation Cultural Welcome to the Wetlands

Time: 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Windermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Akisqnuk First Nation

Enjoy a traditional welcome to the shores of the akisqnuk First Nation with drumming, dancing and a frybread snack. The wetlands of this area offer numerous sightings of birds and provide...

Birds & Photography with Don Delaney

Time: 1:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Don Delaney

Walk and talk about marsh and lakeside birds and bird photography with Don Delaney, avid birder and photographer. Observe early marsh and lake birds as you walk.   Don will provide information...

Wetlands Interpretive Walk with a Columbia Wetlands Adventures Guide

Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Parsons, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia Wetlands Adventures

Join geologist Sid Leggett for an hour and a half walk out on our interpretive loop trail adjacent to the Columbia River wetlands.  Sid will discuss the development of the mountains,...

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...

A Stream Through Time: Sinclair Creek Greenway with Ross MacDonald

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Radium, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ross MacDonald

Travel through time on this 2 km walk along the banks of Sinclair Creek. The journey begins where the Ktunaxa and Shuswap people harvested spawning salmon from the creek. It then...

Historical Tour of Taynton Bay by Voyager Canoe

Time: 5:00PM to 6:30PM
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,...

Drones: A New Tool for Bird Research and Conservation with David Bird (Evening Presentation)

Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): David Bird

The use of small unmanned vehicle systems (aka drones) is rapidly evolving as wildlife biologists and managers all over the world adopt them for conducting population surveys, tracking radio-tagged animals, sensing...

Taynton Bay Spirit Exploration

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Taynton Bay Spirits

What’s distilling at Taynton Bay Spirits?  Pickled Vodka, Canadian Tequila, Gin, bitters and more! Learn what goes into producing a craft spirit in BC, how spirits are infused and, of course,...