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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!

All events are non-refundable after May 1st, 2018. 

Like water off a duck's back, scheduled events will go rain or shine...

Meeting place and/or driving directions will be forwarded in your booking confirmation email.

 

             

Monday Events

K2 Ranch Birding Excursion with Brian Wesley

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

Join Brian Wesley on this popular birding event into the north end of the K2 Ranch property. The 7 km hike will follow old logging roads through cutblocks, forests, meadows and...

Birding for Dummies with Cathy Parkes

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

Dutch Creek Hoodoos: Attaining a Bird's Eye View with Nature Conservancy of Canada

Time: 8:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Fairmont Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Richard Klafki , Kate MacKenzie

Enjoy a relaxed and informative walk up to the picturesque Dutch Creek Hoodoos Conservation Area, located on the north end of Columbia Lake. Richard Klafki and Kate MacKenzie will share insights...

Swansea Hike - Ceiling of the Valley!

Time: 8:30AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Invermere Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

You will have the chance to view the Columbia Valley from above! This 6-hour trek brings you up the west side of the mountain, where you will experience sporadic vistas while...

Source of the Columbia with Colin Cartwright

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...

Wetlands Paddle with Kathy Martin

Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Invermere Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kathy Martin

Spend a fact-filled morning with Scientist & Ornithologist, Kathy Martin from the University of British Columbia as she shares her deep knowledge and experience of our feathered friends in the glorious...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama /Toby Creek with Walter Benstead

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere Area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Walter Benstead

Join us for an introduction to the geology of the Purcell Mountains.  These rocks west of the Rocky Mountain Trench tell the ancient and intriguing story of the first event in...

The Beautiful Chemicals in Beautiful Flowers with Roy Golsteyn (Mid-Morning Presentation)

Time: 10:00AM to 11:15AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dr.Roy Golsteyn

Join Roy Golsteyn, a cancer research scientist, who is investigating chemicals from native Canadian plants.  Roy will share some of his experiences and experiments about chemicals that are present in native...

'Bears Explained' by Colleen Campbell (Lunch Presentation)

Time: 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colleen Campbell

As one outcome of a decade of fieldwork for the Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Research project, Colleen presents dozens of talks about bears every year; though their natural history, strategies and...

Grohman's Dream with Colin Cartwright

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

Walk a stretch of the Historic Canal constructed by Baillie Grohman. See the remains of the lock and learn some of the history of the construction as well as some local history and...

"Wings" Film with the Windermere District Historical Society

Time: 2:00PM to 4:20PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Museum Invermere

"WINGS” is a historic 1927 film featuring Richard Arlen, Clara Bow and Gary Cooper. Director William Wellman's masterpiece was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. This timeless...

Exploring the Edgewater Flume with Norm Funnell

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Edgewater, 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 BC.  You will be introduced to the flume and its history on this exploratory hike. ...

Guided Evening Columbia River Trip - Radium to Edgewater

Time: 3:30PM to 8:00PM
Location: , Radium, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Columbia River Paddle

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...

Nest Webs: Tree-cavity Housing Networks for Forest Wildlife with Kathy Martin (Evening Presentation)

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

About one in five birds use cavities in trees year-round for nesting and roosting globally.  Tree-cavity-using wildlife communities occur in “nest webs”, whereby woodpeckers and nuthatches excavate cavities, and over the...