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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.

 

             

Saturday Events

Birdwalk at Edelweiss Slough with Verena Shaw

Time: 7:30AM to 9:15AM
Location: , Golden area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Verena Shaw

Join naturalist and Wildsight Golden’s Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) assistant Verena Shaw to discover what birds we find as well as talk about the CWWS. This wetland is located right...

Golden Wildsight: Breakfast with the Birds with Joan Dolinsky

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Golden area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Joan Dolinsky

Join Wildsight Golden at Reflection Lake Wildlife Viewing area for a home made breakfast at Golden’s best local site for waterfowl watching. Binoculars, spotting scopes and field guides provided.Level: EasyCost includes...

Cruising 4 Curlews with Randy Hopkins

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

Come along on this visual quest for the sometimes elusive, sometimes right-out-there, Long-billed Curlew. We'll be searching the fields east of Windermere for this shore bird. See why some call it...

The Catt & the Bird'er with Danny Catt and Cam Gillies

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Danny Catt , Cam Gillies

It is prime time for arriving migrants in the valley and we’ll visit a nearby spot to see who’s back for the summer and who never left. This will be a...

Exploring Columbia Lake - Lot 48: An Ecological Ramble with NCC

Time: 8:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fiarmont Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Chad Townsend

Enjoy a relaxed and informative walk through picturesque Columbia Lake - Lot 48, Conservation Area, located on the shores of Columbia Lake. Richard Klafki and Chad Townsend will share insights about...

Kootenay Park Car Birding

Time: 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Kootenay National Park, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Wesley

In Kootenay Park, there are several pull out areas along highway 93 offering some different locales and bird types. All stops except for one have established parking lots. At most locations...

First Footsteps at Bella Vista with Bob Walker

Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Location: , south Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bob Walker

This illustrated walk focuses mainly on the early human history and exploration of the Columbia Valley and surrounding Rocky Mountains. We’ll enjoy wonderful views of Columbia Lake while reflecting how exploration...

The Land of the Smoking Water with BC Rockies Adventure Guides

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30PM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Explore the forests around Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. An easy forested walk with BC Rockies Adventure guides will take you to see evidence of bears in the area as well as...

Wings, Rockies, Wine & Cheese Paddle with Ron Grams

Time: 10:30AM to 3:00PM
Location: , Brico area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ron Grams

This event starts at the historic Galena Church where participants will be introduced to the pioneering history of the area.We’ll put in just downstream of the Church.This is a 3 hour...

I Love My Lake Pontoon Boat Tour hosted by Pete's Marina & The Ambassadors AM

Time: 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Interested in the health of Lake Windermere and the Upper Columbia Watershed? Join the Lake Windermere Ambassadors and our captain Pete for a unique on-water tour of Lake Windermere by pontoon...

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Tour of the Columbia Wetlands

Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

From your SUP board, take in the vistas across Lake Windermere to the Fairmont Range. SUP or Stand Up Paddle Boarding is globally the fastest growing watersport and it’s not difficult...

Dippers & Ducks - Randy Hopkins

Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Panorama area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

Take a drive up the road to Panorama and help search for the fascinating and elusive diving birds that inhabit this rollicking mountain creek. Bring lots of patience and your best...

Wings Fest Children's Festival

Time: 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Pot Hole Park, Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Events & Interactive Stations:- Explore the World of Bats! With Kootenay Community Bat Project biologists - Sprinkles the Clown- Magic Shows, Balloon Twisting & roving Puppet Theatre- Crafts with Black Star...

I Love My Lake Pontoon Boat Tour hosted by Pete's Marina & The Ambassadors PM

Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Interested in the health of Lake Windermere and the Upper Columbia Watershed? Join the Lake Windermere Ambassadors and our captain Pete for a unique on-water tour of Lake Windermere by pontoon...

Paddle the Columbia River with BC Rockies Adventures Guides

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Area, 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, eagles, ospreys, mule deer,...

Build it and They Will Come: Build a Bat House for your Backyard

Time: 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Location: , Golden area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Joyce deBoer

With funding support from the Columbia Basin Trust & the Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club, join Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist Leigh Anne Isaac and Joyce deBoer from Wildsight...

21st Annual Gala Banquet & Keynote Wildlife around the Globe: Lions & Tigers & Bears...Oh My!

Time: 5:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Danny Catt

Award winning naturalist, photographer, wildlife-champion and world traveler Danny Catt has explored and photographed wildlife in close to 100 countries around the planet. In this thought provoking and entertaining presentation, Danny...

Eavesdropping On The Secret World of Bats

Time: 8:00PM to 11:00PM
Location: , Golden area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Leigh Anne Isaac

With funding support from the Columbia Basin Trust, join Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist, Leigh Anne Isaac and eavesdrop on one of our most interesting and misunderstood nocturnal animals. We will...