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!


Monday Events

Take a Walk on the Westside with the Westside Legacy Trail

Time: 7:30AM to 10:00AM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Sherry Dewey

Join local nature enthusiast Sherry Dewey (along with a Westside Legacy Trail representative) for an interpretive hike along the Westside Legacy Trail. While learning about local flora and fauna, you will be...

Moberley Meander

Time: 7:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Golden, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ellen Zimmerman

Join Ellen Zimmerman, long time valley birder to explore a hidden treasure of the BC Parks system. Burges and James Gadsden Provincial Park encompasses most of the Moberly Marshes and is...

K2 Ranch Birding Excursion

Time: 7:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: , K2 Ranch, Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Wesley

Join Brian Wesley on a birding foray on the north end of the K2 ranch property. The 7 km hike will follow old logging roads through cutblocks, forests, and meadows and...

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...

Source of the Columbia

Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Canal Flats, 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...


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...

Swansea Hike - Ceiling of the Valley!

Time: 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

On this hike you will have the chance to view the Columbia Valley from above! This 5-hour trek brings you up the west side of the mountain, where you will experience...

Biking and Birding

Time: 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Kimberley, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ruth Goodwin

We’ll bike approximately 25 km, mostly on the paved Rails to Trails connecting Kimberley and Cranbrook. The rail bed originally hauled ore from the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, once the largest...

Columbia Lake Paddle & Picnic

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

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

Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Golden area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Rachel Darvill

The Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey (CWWS) utilizes keen citizen-scientists to gather valuable bird data. Join CWWS’s program biologist Rachel Darvill to view waterbirds and to learn more about the program that...

Grohmans Dream

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colin Cartwright

Walk a stretch of the Historic Canal between the Columbia & Kootenay Rivers, constructed by Baillie Grohman. See the remains of the lock and learn some of the history of the...

Old Coach Trail Interpretive Walk

Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Radium Hot Springs area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ross MacDonald

The Old Coach Greenway trail is located within the provincial Columbia River Wildlife Management Area, a component of one of the longest contiguous wetland systems in North America. The trail offers...

Exploring the Edgewater Flume

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Edgewater area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Norm and Loni Funnell

The Edgewater flume, operational since 1913, is one of a very few, perhaps the only, functioning irrigation flumes in B.C. You will be introduced to the flume and its history on...

Water Water Everywhere-Afternoon Presentation

Time: 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dave Quinn

A light-hearted look at some of the water issues facing real people, in real communities, around the planet. From Greenland's Thule District, where a family's weekly water allowance arrives in the...

Guided Evening Columbia River Trip-Radium to Edgewater

Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: , Radium/Edgewater Columbia R., BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Kayak and Canoe

Our knowledgeable and highly skilled guides will lead you through this pristine section of the Columbia River. Paddling into the evening, enjoy the twilight and the sounds of the birds and...

Mainstreams Environmental Stream Trailer Demo

Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dave Quinn

Join Mainstreams Environmental for a hands-on, fun exploration of watershed dynamics, erosion, and human impacts on stream ecology and water quality with their unique and popular Stream Trailer. Get your hands...

Come Hell & High Water-Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bob Sandford

This enlightening and often very amusing presentation takes a look at some of the classics of the “Cli-fy” genre to show where the science has been bent out of shape for...