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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.

 

             

Tuesday Events

Wilmer Wetland Experience with Sherry Dewey & John Pitcher

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

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 wetlands and...

Wacky Waterbirds! With Cam Gillies and Michael den Otter

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cam Gillies , Michael den Otter

Ducks, mergansers, geese, grebes, and more!  We’ll survey the best watery haunts of the valley to find the usual suspects, including many high-quality birds, but with a keen eye to see...

At the Edge... with Gerry Wilkie

Time: 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Edgewater, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Gerry Wilkie

In this undemanding trip, join Gerry for a stroll through the Village of Edgewater to good viewpoints at the edge of the Columbia Wetlands.  Good opportunities to see local flora and...

Wildlife Housing Options in Tree Cavities with Kathy Martin

Time: 8:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kathy Martin

On this field trip, Prof Kathy Martin will show you different kinds of tree cavities used by wildlife for nesting and roosting.  Some tree cavities are excavated by woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees,...

Take a Walk on the Westside with the Westside Legacy Trail

Time: 9:00AM to 10:30AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Mark Halwa

Join local nature enthusiast Mark Halwa, Greenways Trail Alliance Executive Director, for an interpretive hike along the Westside Legacy Trail. While experiencing the stunning views and all-natural experience the trail has...

Invermere to Radium BBQ Lunch on the River - Paddle

Time: 9:30AM to 3:00PM
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...

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 Root Around with Us' at Edibles Farm + Cafe

Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Edible Acres, Cafe and Widerberry Nursery

Join the Edibles Farm team for a morning walk through Winderberry greenhouses and Edibles vegetable farm. Learn about the web of life on our certified organic farm and the importance of...

Network and Know Rocks, Ridges and Rivers of your Rocky Mountain Parks with Dale Leckie (Lunch Presentation)

Time: 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dale Leckie

Award-winning geologist and best-selling author Dale Leckie guides you through the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks. The story of the Rockies, its rivers and valleys, glaciers and hot springs, caves and...

Crazy About Columbia Lake with Donna Rae

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society, a citizen-based group interested in the health of Columbia Lake would like to take you on a tour of the lake. We’ll meet at Columere Marina...

Floodplain Wetlands in the Columbia Valley: Vegetation, Frogs and the dynamic forces that influence both - Dr. Suzanne Bayley & Penny Ohanjanian

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Brisco, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Suzanne Bayley , Penny Ohanjanian

Suzanne and Penny will take you to three different types of floodplain wetlands and describe the ecology and forces that affect the vegetation and frogs that inhabit the region. We will...

Skookumchuck Prairie IBA with Dianne Cooper and Randy Harris

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Skookumchuck, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Harris , Dianne Cooper

Join us for a walk and drive through open range to learn more about this important Bird and Biodiversity Area critical to Long-Billed Curlew, Lewis’ Woodpecker and other grassland species.  This...

Wetlands Interpretive Walk with a Columbia Wetlands Adventures Guide

Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Parsons, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Sid Leggett

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,...

Searching for Tao Canyon with Pat Morrow (Evening Presentation)

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

Over the period of a decade, beginning in 1975, the subterranean world of the American desert began to offer up its secrets to photographers Art Twomey, Jeremy Schmidt and Pat Morrow....

The Journey of Vodka - from Grain to Bottle

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

How do we turn BC grain into a smooth, crisp, clean spirit?  Come to Taynton Bay Spirits for a distillery tour, and vodka cocktail journey.  We will start with tasting our...