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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!

             

Friday Events

Birth of a River

Time: 8:00AM to 10:00AM
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...

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...

Hoodoo Trail Hike

Time: 8:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Sherry Dewey

Join local enthusiast Sherry Dewey for a short uphill walk to the top of the spectacular Fairmont Hoodoo formation, where we may see Vaux or white throated swifts, dusky grouse, kestrel,...

The Birds of Wasa Lake & 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 returning...

Catch-as-Catch-Can

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

North, East, South, West – so many places to look, so little time! Come along on this opportunistic search for birds around the valley. Special requests are encouraged. Get ready for...

Columbia Lake Paddle & Picnic

Time: 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dave Quinn , BC Rockies Adventures

Join naturalist, Michelle Porteous and Dave Quinn, naturalist, photographer and writer for a kayak trip along Columbia Lake to Armstrong Bay. Discover a secret beaver habitat where waterfowl love to relax...

Plate Tectonics & the Columbia River Wetlands

Time: 10:00AM to 1:30PM
Location: , Spillimacheen, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ron Grams , Karen Reid

A scenic hike through a historic wetlands property near Spillimacheen.We’ll discuss the geo-tectonic origin of the Columbia River Valley, some pioneering trivia and observe local bird life. Involves some occasional light bush...

Grohman's Dream

Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
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...

Discovery of the Marble Canyon Burgess Shale: A Behind the Scene Story-Lunch Presentation

Time: 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Jean Bernard Caron

The new Marble Canyon Burgess Shale site in Kootenay National Park yields one of the most primitive fossil fishes in the world and offers new insights into the initial diversification of...

Historic Thunder Hill Mine

Time: 1:30PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colin Cartwright

Join local author and historian, Colin Cartwright on a hike to the Thunder Hill Mine which was claimed in 1884 and was worked until 1893.  See where water was obtained for...

Catch-as-Catch-Can

Time: 1:30PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Columbia Valley area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

North, East, South, West – so many places to look, so little time! Come along on this opportunistic search for birds around the valley. Special requests are encouraged. Get ready for...

Five Needle Pine Tree Hike

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Canal Flata area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Moody

This guided hike will take the group through whitebark or limber pine forests. If the snow has receded we will hike into local whitebark pine forests to observe this endangered tree...

Burgess Shale Discovery Field Trip

Time: 2:00PM to 6:30PM
Location: , Marble Canyon, Kootenay Park, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Jean Bernard Caron

Join Dr. Caron on a scenic tour to Marble Canyon in northern Kootenay National Park about 95 minute drive north from Invermere. The trip will include an easy short walk (or...

Trilobite Treasure Hunt- Family Event

Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Chris Jenkins

Have you always wanted to be a paleontologist and hunt for fossils? Do you like the sound of rock splitting and shouting for joy at the discovery of a trilobite? Join...

Heart of the Himalaya-Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , David Thompson Secondary School, Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Pat Morrow , Baiba Morrow

Heart of the Himalaya is a multimedia presentation, a photo exhibit and an eBook created by Pat and Baiba Morrow that reveal the beauty, the wonder and the resilient heart of...