Daily Planner

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!

             

Wednesday Events

The Spectacular Fairmont Hoodoos

Time: 7:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Daryl Calder

Experience the dry bench lands 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...

Osprey & Eagle Nests

Time: 8:00AM 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...

Journaling With Your Camera, Tuesday evening and Wednesday

Time: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Pat Morrow

This is a two part event: Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday. Click Read More for details.Whether shooting stills or video, your camera is a device that faithfully records the world...

"All Day" Exploration Blitz: South

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 south to the Columbia Lake area. We'll be covering as...

Invermere to Radium BBQ Lunch on the River Paddle

Time: 9:30AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Kayak and Canoe

On this 3 - 5 hour flat-water paddle from Invermere to Radium Hot Springs (17 km) you can spend a leisurely morning or afternoon on the Columbia River exploring the local...

Swansea Copper Mine

Time: 9:30AM to 3:30PM
Location: , Swansea Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Mark Mauthner

Check out and even collect your own copper minerals at the Swansea Copper Mine, which was operated for only a few years in the late 1890s. The ore was sent all...

Bighorn Educational Virtual Tour

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Radium Hot Springs, 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 and...

The Importance of Salmon to the Ktunaxa: Past, Present and Future

Time: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Akisqnuk First Nation

The Ktunaxa Nation Council/CCRIFC will lead an interactive discussion expressing their views of stewardship and highlighting the importance of salmon. The discussion will begin by explaining the history of the area...

History of the Hot Springs Tour

Time: 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Join the BC Rockies Adventures Guide to explore the history behind the hot water. Learn about the early settlers of Fairmont Hot Springs and the Resort’s history.Level: easyThe map shows an...

The Headwaters of the Columbia

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Canal Flats, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Daryl Calder

Explore the unique area, which connects the source of the Columbia River with the Kootenay River. Rocky Mountain Naturalists will guide visitors along a level, improved, interpretive trail at Canal Flats....

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 Purcells. These rocks west of the Rocky Mountain Trench tell the ancient and intriguing story of the first event in the...

The Importance of Salmon to the Ktunaxa: Past, Present and Future

Time: 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Akisqnuk First Nation

The Ktunaxa Nation Council/CCRIFC will lead an interactive discussion expressing their views of stewardship and highlighting the importance of salmon. The discussion will begin by explaining the history of the area...

Columbia River Paddle

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Discover the gem of the Columbia Valley with Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s BC Rockies Adventures Guides. Enjoy the fantastic landscape which includes panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, Hoodoos, eagles, ospreys, mule...

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 a walk 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 a...

The Wardens-Original Music & Stories from the Backcountry of the Canadian Rockies

Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: , Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): The Wardens

Superb musicianship, haunting vocals and chilling tales from three men who spent their careers in the most rugged of all places. The Wardens -Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt share...

The Wardens Encore

Time: 9:15PM to 11:00PM
Location: , Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): The Wardens

Original Music and Stories from the Backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. This performance has been added due to popular demand.Superb musicianship, haunting vocals and chilling tales from three men who spent...