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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.

 

             

Wednesday Events

Dawn Chorus with Brian Wesley

Time: 5:00AM to 7:00AM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Brian Wesley

Please join Brian for one of those birding treats, the Dawn Chorus. Despite the very early start, it offers one of nature's truly delightful experiences, listening to the cacophony of bird...

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 with Cathy Parkes

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere, 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...

Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Windermere with Reel Axe Adventure

Time: 8:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: , Lake Windermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Reel Axe Adventures

Join us on our 21-foot pontoon fishing boat for a half day of guided fishing.?We have all the gear and know-how to take you on this fun adventure. No fishing experience...

Wetlands Paddle with Byron Trask

Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Byron Trask

Experience the world class Columbia Wetlands by canoe/kayak during a morning paddle with local naturalist and historian, Byron Trask. Discover the secrets of the ecology and morphology of the Columbia Wetlands and...

Nature Walk on the Bella Vista Walking Trails with Bryan Kelly-McArthur

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Fairmont area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bryan Kelly-McArthur

Enjoy a 3-hour nature walk with possible orchid and lily sightings on the trail systems at Bella Vista Estates above Lake Columbia. The season will be somewhat early for orchids and...

History of the Hot Springs Tour with BC Rockies Adventure Guides

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
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: IntermediateMeeting place and driving...

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...

Alien Invasion: The Impact of Invasive Species on Wildlife

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

Lunch Presentation-Some species that appear in new environments fail to survive; but more often than not, they thrive and become invasive. In most cases, native species are unprepared to defend themselves...

Historical Tour of Taynton Bay by Voyager Canoe

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

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,...

The Headwaters of the Columbia with Daryl Calder

Time: 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats area, 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....

A Walk with Charlie Russell

Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Charlie Russell

Take a stroll with Charlie to hear about his lifelong experiences with Bears. His visionary and courageous work has overthrown countless widely held convictions concerning the nature of grizzly bears.  He...

Nature Walk on the Bella Vista Walking Trails with Bryan Kelly-McArthur

Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Columbia Lake, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bryan Kelly-McArthur

Enjoy a 3-hour nature walk with possible orchid and lily sightings on the trail systems at Bella Vista Estates above Lake Columbia. The season will be somewhat early for orchids and...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama /Toby Creek with Walter Benstead

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...

Hiking Edgewater's Back Trails with Herb Cohen

Time: 1:00PM to 4:45PM
Location: , Edgewater, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Herb Cohen

A fairly lengthy hike through the forests and meadows behind Edgewater to several viewpoints overlooking the wetlands, and returning along the Columbia River past several sloughs, the lagoon, and hoodoos. Expect...

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,...

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 awalk 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...

Full Moon Swansea Hike - Ceiling of the Valley!

Time: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
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...

Wild and Wacky Wetland Trivia at Arrowhead Brewery

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

Whet your whistle, nurture your noggin’ and bust out your brains with tantalizing trivia! Join the famous trivia host Richard Matthews and the Wildsight Team at Arrowhead Brewery for an exciting...

Double Evening presentation Bears & Beyond and Living with Wildlife film

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Pynelogs, Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Michael Proctor , Leanne Allison

Evening Presentation Grizzly Bears in the Kootenays: The Dance Between Berries and Bullets with Michael ProctorThis will be a slide presentation with pictures, stories, and maps about grizzly bears in BC,...