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!


Wednesday Events

Osprey and Eagles Nest

Time: 7:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere and Wilmer areas, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cathy Parkes

The Columbia River valley is home to many Osprey and Eagle nesting sites. We will be viewing, without disturbing, several locations in the Columbia Valley. We’ll start at Pynelogs and then...

The Spectacular Fairmont Hoodoos

Time: 8:00AM to 10:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Daryl Calder

Experience the dry benchlands west of the source of the Columbia Headwaters. A wide, improved trail leads visitors up to the rim of the Hoodoos providing great views of Dutch Creek...

All Day Exploration Blitz

Time: 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: , Columbia Valley area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

Well, most of the day at least. Join Randy on a fast paced trip following the Columbia River valley from Invermere north to the Brisco wetlands and Spillimacheen area. We'll be...

Columbia Lake Paddle & Picnic

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

Join naturalist, birder and Fairmont personality, Jocelyn MacGregor and Dave Quinn, naturalist, traveler, photographer and journalist for a kayak trip along Columbia Lake to Armstrong Bay. Discover a secret beaver habitat...

Bighorn Sheep Educational Virtual Tour

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

Come and meet our Bighorn Sheep. This educational virtual tour will help you understand their habits and what makes them so unique. Knowledgeable staff will provide a hands-on experience with props...

Edible Acres: Water & Agriculture, Watershed Series#3

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Windermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Winderberry Nursery and Edible Acres

One of the 7 the Watershed Series By Lake Windermere Ambassadors. Agriculture is one of humanity’s most important uses of water. In the Columbia Headwaters watershed, surface water is used for irrigation...

A Morning with the Birds and Bees

Time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Spillimacheen, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

This presentation will overview the role of the honey bee in our bio-diverse Columbia Valley. We’ll discuss the life of the bee, environmental stresses affecting bees, the sex-life of the queen...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama /Toby Creek

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Panorama area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Walter Benstead

Join us for an introduction to the geology of the Purcell Mountains on the west side of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Our trip will visit several sites along the Toby Creek...

Hiking Edgewater's Back Trails

Time: 1:00PM to 4:30PM
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...

Ecological Tour of the Zehnder Ranch

Time: 2:30PM to 5:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): John and Dave Zehnder

Join us for awalk through the hay fields looking for Long Billed Curlews and other birds, followed by a herding demonstration with John and his Border Collies. Then we will take...

Tracking Wildlife in the Wetlands

Time: 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Location: , Parson, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Nick Furfaro , Columbia Wetlands Adventures

The wetlands at low (hopefully) water are an amazing place to track wildlife! We'll be going for a walk into the wetlands at the Columbia Wetlands Adventures, stopping along the way...

Antarctica- Evening Presentation

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

In order for Pat Morrow to complete his Seven Summits Quest in 1985, he needed to reach Antarctica's highest mountain, Vinson Massif. He'll describe the challenges encountered forming the travel logistics...