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!


Wednesday Events

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

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere and Wilmer areas, 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...

Cruising 4 Curlews

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

Wetlands Paddle with Kalista Pruden

Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Columbia Wetlands, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kalista Pruden

Experience the world class Columbia Wetlands by canoe/kayak during a morning paddle with local naturalist Kalista Pruden. Discover the secrets of the ecology and morphology of the Columbia Wetlands and its...

History of the Hot Springs Tour

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs area, 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: easyMeeting place and directions...

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...

Preventing Algal Blooms- Lunch Presentation

Time: 12:00PM to 1:45PM
Location: , Copper Point Resort, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dr.David Schindler

In the mid-1970s, Canada, the USA and most European countries developed policies to decrease algal blooms on lakes and associated problems like fish kills and toxic algal blooms, commonly referred to...

Living Lakes Canada - Citizen Science and Beyond!

Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Sprits Reach Columbia Lake, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Heather Leschied

Living Lakes Canada has been delivering community-based water monitoring initiatives in the Columbia Basin for the past 10 years. From the awarding winning Lake Windermere Project, to the first citizen science...

The Headwaters of the Columbia

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....

Hiking Edgewaters Back Trails

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...

Columbia River Paddle

Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: , Columbia River, 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, Hoodoos, eagles, ospreys, mule...

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 a walk 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...

Swansea Hike - Ceiling of the Valley!

Time: 6:00PM to 10:00PM
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...

Plants of Interest & Interesting Plants- Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Bryan Kelly-McArthur

Bryan Kelly-McArthur, a naturalist with primary interest in native plants found in the valley, will help you enjoy some of the more interesting plants, and their flowers and seeds, as well as...

Journaling With Your Camera, Wednesday evening and Thursday

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Pynelogs Cultural Centre , Invermere/Wilmer, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Pat Morrow

This a two part event: Wednesday evening and Thursday. See details below.Whether shooting stills or video, your camera is a device that faithfully records the world around you. We'll concentrate on...