Daily Planner


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!


Friday Events

Birding by Golf Cart - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

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

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 golf course grounds. Brian Keating, our...

Exploring Columbia Lake - Lot 48

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

Come and enjoy a good old-fashioned walk through picturesque Columbia Lake—Lot 48, located on the shores of Columbia Lake. Hillary and Cam, both biologists with a deep knowledge and love of...

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 help learn to identify the birds...

Journaling With Your Camera (Thursday evening and Friday)

Time: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Pynelogs Cultural Centre , Wilmer area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Pat Morrow

This a two part event: Thursday evening and Friday. See details below.Whether shooting stills or video, your camera is a device that faithfully records the world around you. We'll concentrate on...

Stream Flow Measuring Demonstration-Watershed Series#6

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Spillimacheen area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bill Thompson

One of the 7 the Watershed Series by Lake Windermere Ambassadors. Power requirements, environmental protection and public values vie for priority in water management. At the Spillimacheen Dam and Generating Station...

The Birds of Wasa Lake and Bummers Flats

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Wasa, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dean Nicholson

The Wasa Lake and Bummers Flats area is one of the best birding sites near Cranbrook. We will look for a variety of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and gulls, as well as...

'Grab Bag' for Birders

Time: 9:00AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Columbia Valley area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

Mystery event brought to you by Randy Hopkins: hang out with our local bird aficionado, share in his enthusiasm for birding, discover the hidden gems of the area, and rub wings...

Animal Tracks & Signs

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Radium Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kalista Pruden

Join local naturalist Kalista for a walk along the banks of the mighty Columbia River as it weaves through the phenomenal Columbia Wetlands. Rich in wildlife, this area offers a unique...

A Place Called Home- Lunch Presentation

Time: 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Location: Copper Point Resort , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Keith Logan

How do birds experience the fullness of life? Certainly not in the same intellectual, cultural or emotional fashion that we do. After all, they merely possess birdbrains! In spite of this...

Hiking with Asses- Lunch Presentation

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

After 35 years of backpacking and mountaineering, Keating sought luxury that would simulate the heli-hike mountain experience, where helicopters are seldom seen. This presentation will take you on three journeys, into...

Hiking Edgewater's Back Trails

Time: 1:15PM to 4:45PM
Location: , Edgewater, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen will lead a fairly lengthy hike through the forests and meadows behind Edgewater to several viewpoints overlooking the wetlands, and return along the Columbia River past several sloughs, the...

Radium: A Multi-Use Watershed, Watershed Series#7

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Radium Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Gerry Wilkie

One of 7 Watershed Series by Lake Windermere Ambassadors, with Mark Reid, Village of Radium and Gerry Wilkie, Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners. The Forester Creek drainage is a multi-use watershed used...

Wetland Wonders from the Water

Time: 2:00PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kalista Pruden

First of Wildsight's Nature Tours. On this wetlands paddle, Kalista Pruden will discuss many of the natural wonders of the world renowned Columbia Wetlands. She will help you identify birds by...

I've Been Pushed Around But It's Not My Fault! Evening Presentation

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

A short talk on the long story of the mountains of western Canada, with some attention to the metamorphic rocks at Skaha Bluffs in the Okanagan Valley, the igneous rocks in...