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!

             

Saturday Events

Dippers & Ducks

Time: 8:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Invermere/Panorama, 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...

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...

Early Reflections

Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Location: , south of 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 the...

Water Monsters & Dinosaurs: A Family Wetland Exploration

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Duncan Whittick , Karen Reid

Family Event (ages 5–12)Join us for a Junior Naturalist exploration! Kids ages 5-12 will be able to discover water monsters and dinosaur descendants. Make sure to bring your rubber boots, a...

Can Drones Help Our Bird Populations?

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): David Bird

Join Dr. David Bird as he explores various applications of unmanned vehicle systems (AKA “drones”) for bird research, such as conducting population surveys, tracking radio-tagged birds, observing birds in inaccessible or...

Lake Enid Family Walk

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Lake Enid area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kim Urbaniak

Connect with Nature and your kids and at the same time! Join Wildsight Invermere’s Kim Urbaniak at Lake Enid on a playful guided walk geared for young families. We will explore...

In Search of Moraine

Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: , Brisco area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ron Grams

The glacial history of North America provides practical insights into the significance of today's interglacial, “global warming” concerns. We will start our day at the historic Galena Church and discuss the...

Lake Windermere Pontoon Boat Tour-AM

Time: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Windermere Lake, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Interested in the health of the Upper Columbia River and its picturesque lakes? Join Megan Peloso, program coordinator for Lake Windermere Ambassadors and our captain Pete from Pete's Marina for a...

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Tour of the Columbia Wetlands

Time: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

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 to...

The Spirit Trail Story

Time: 11:00AM to 1:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Peter Bartman

The first white man to use the Spirit Trail was explorer David Thompson. In the spring of 1808 he traveled south from Kootanae House along the East side of Columbia Lake...

Paper Mache Birds Workshop at Black Star Studios

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

Get creative, get inspired, get messy, get in here! We will make a bird out of newspaper, wire, tape, and cardboard then with colourful paper we will paper mache it and...

Lake Windermere Pontoon Boat Tour-PM

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Windermere Lake, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Interested in the health of the Upper Columbia River and its picturesque lakes? Join Megan Peloso, program coordinator for Lake Windermere Ambassadors and our captain Pete from Pete's Marina for a...

The Land of the Smoking Waters

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Patrick Tolchard

Join Patrick from the Fairmont Hot Spring’s BC Rockies Adventure Guides on an epic afternoon of hiking through trails of fir and pine forests on the way to one of Fairmont’s...

A Childs View of the Birds

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): David Bird

Join Dr. David Bird on a relaxed bird-watching trip aimed at helping children learn to identify the various kinds of birds that inhabit the Columbia River Valley.With his vast knowledge about...

20th Annual Gala & Keynote

Time: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: , Copper Point Resort, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dr.David Schindler

Protecting Canada’s Freshwaters in the 21st CenturyDavid Schindler is an internationally celebrated scientist who has led efforts to protect fresh water resources in Canada and around the world.He will examine the...