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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.


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.



Thursday Events

Birding by Golf Cart at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Time: 7:00AM to 9:00AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): BC Rockies Adventures

Join the BC Rockies Adventures guides for the most relaxing birding tour offered! Ride on golf carts through Riverside Golf Course and discover the plentiful bird life and wildlife that inhabit...

Luxor Linkage: Lessons From the Land with NCC

Time: 8:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Eadgewater area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cam Gillies

Join Cam Gilles, Richard Klafki and Chad Townsend for a tour of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s new Luxor Linkage Conservation Area north of Edgewater. Luxor Linkage stretches from the Columbia...

"All day" Exploration Blitz: South with Randy Hopkins

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

“All Day?” 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...

Guided River Tour of the Upper Columbia Wetlands to Lake Windermere

Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

Our knowledgeable and highly skilled guides will lead you through this spectacular and scenic body of water, as you discover intricate facts about this great North American river and its ecologically...

Ducks (and Other Birds) For Beginners with Herb Cohen

Time: 9:00AM to 11:45PM
Location: , Edgewater area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Herb Cohen

Take a leisurely hike to the lagoon and various sloughs (ponds) along the Columbia River behind Edgewater. The outing will be geared to novice bird watchers, though anyone who wants to...

Birds & Photography AM

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Lake Enid area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Don Delaney

Walk and talk about marsh and lakeside birds and bird photography with Don Delaney, avid birder and photographer and Invermere resident and hiker Doug Yukes. Observe early marsh and lake birds...

Bighorn Sheep 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...

Discovering the True Nature of the Grizzly Bear with Charlie Russell-Lunch presentation

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Charlie Russell

Lunch presentation. Spend some time with Charlie over lunch. Enjoy his photographs and stories of his encounters with Bears. Charlie Russell is the founding director of the Pacific Rim Grizzly Bear...

Akisqnuk First Nation Cultural Welcome to the Wetlands

Time: 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Windermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Akisqnuk First Nation

Enjoy a traditional welcome to the shores of the Akisqnuk First Nation with drumming, dancing, legends and a traditional fry bread snack. The wetlands of this area offer numerous sightings of...

Birds & Photography PM

Time: 1:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Don Delaney

Walk and talk about marsh and lakeside birds and bird photography with Don Delaney, avid birder and photographer. Observe early marsh and lake birds as you walk. Don will provide information on...

Paddle the Columbia River with BC Rockies Adventures Guides

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, eagles, ospreys, mule deer,...

Historical Tour of Taynton Bay by Voyager Canoe

Time: 5:00PM to 6:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Join one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides by going back in history, and learning about the explorers of the area, David Thompson, Taynton family, Pynelogs Cultural Center (Robert Randolph Bruce,...

Beyond Birds, Bats & Bears: The World's Shifting Thermal Equator & What It Means Where We Live-Evening presentation

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

Our changing Arctic, its impact on weather and climate at mid-latitudes in Canada and its consequences for biogeography and biodiversity where you live in the mountain West.