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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.

 

             

Monday Events

K2 Ranch Birding Excursion with Brian Wesley

Time: 7:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: , K2 Ranch, Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Wesley

Join Brian Wesley on a birding foray on the north end of the K2 ranch property. The 7 km hike will follow old logging roads through cutblocks, forests, meadows and along...

Birding for Dummies

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere area, 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 learn to identify the birds you...

Wacky Waterbirds!

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere area, 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...

Source of the Columbia

Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Canal Flats area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colin Cartwright

Walk to the south end of Columbia Lake with host, author and local historian, Colin Cartwright, to see the springs that are the beginning of the headwaters of the mighty Columbia...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama/Toby Creek

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere to Panorama area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Walter Benstead

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

Swansee Hike-Ceiling of the Valley! with Columbia River Paddle Guides

Time: 9:00AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, 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 5-hour trek brings you up the west side of the mountain, where you will experience...

Walking with Coyote

Time: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dr. Shelley Alexander

Coyotes, called song dogs by some early cultures, evolved in North America.The urban coyote now lives in fragments of nature that are surrounded by urban development. Citizens across Canada commonly report...

From Teddy to Smoky: The Allure and the Alarm of our Furry Friends

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colleen Campbell

Lunch PresentationAs part of her work as a field biologist for the Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Research project, Colleen presented to many service organizations, schools and other agencies about the bears...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama/Toby Creek

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Invermere to Panorama area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Walter Benstead

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

Grohman's Dream

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colin Cartwright

Walk a stretch of the Historic Canal constructed by Baillie Grohman. See the remains of the lock and learn some of the history of the construction as well as some local history and...

Old Coach Trail Interpretive Walk with Ross MacDonald

Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Radium Hot Springs area, 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...

Exploring the Edgewater Flume

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Edgewater area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Norm and Loni Funnell

The Edgewater flume, operational since 1913, is one of a very few (perhaps the only) functioning irrigation flumes in BC. You will be introduced to the flume and its history on this exploratory hike. We may...

Guided Evening Columbia River Trip - Radium to Edgewater

Time: 3:30PM to 8:00PM
Location: , Columbia River, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

Our knowledgeable and highly skilled guides will lead you through this pristine section of the Columbia River. Paddling into the evening, enjoy the twilight and the sounds of the birds and...

The Columbia: From Source to Sea with Peter Marbach -Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Peter Marbach

Photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the entire Columbia, from its humble beginnings in Canal Flats to the two-mile...