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Outdoor experiences of a fun, friendly and wild nature!

Uncover the natural beauty, serenity, and stories of the southern Canadian Rockies. Join local naturalists on a guided experience to explore one of the most unique places on earth. Our guides possess vast local knowledge and experience guiding all ages and ability levels which sets the stage for an opportunity to watch, listen and uncover flora, fauna, landscape and the heritage of the area. Join us on a winter snowshoe safari, bird watching, wildflower wander, viewing wildlife or guided hike.

This nature-based tourism company takes you off the beaten path into scenic areas to connect with the Rocky Mountain environment.

2017 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Discover winter wildlife survival strategies and spectacular habitat in one of the snowiest places on earth - Cedar Valley.

ADVANCE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - BOOK ONLINE or Register by calling 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca.

Price: $20 for Wildsight members/$30 for non-members - includes membership

May 31th 6-9pm: Birding for beginners and beyond

Learn techniques for birdwatching and become a part of this fast growing recreational activity. Led by Lee-Anne Walker.

June 21th 6-9pm: Ancient Ammonite Hike

Led by naturalist Lee-Anne Walker this is your chance to discover the ancient geological history of the Elk Valley and visit one of the best-preserved ammonite fossils.

July 19th 6-9pm: Wild about Flowers

Identifying wildflowers is about seeing patterns. Learn flower families and their common characteristics from naturalist Lee-Anne Walker.

August 9th 6-9pm: Forage in the Forest

Take a hike in the park with Lee-Anne Walker and use your senses to forage in the forest for food, medicinal plants, and inspiration for technology. 

September 13th 5:30-8pm: Fungus Among Us

Discover forest fungus and learn which ones are tasty, which ones are deadly, and which ones are essential to forest health.

October 4th: Wildcrafting

For centuries people have crafted useful objects from nature. Discover what you can make from items in your backyard. Get creative with Wild Nature Tours, a Wildsight Elk Valley venture. Time: 5:30-8pm About Lee-Anne Walker, Wild Nature Tours Guide: Lee-Anne Walker came to the Elk Valley as an interpretive naturalist for the summer in 1983 and never left. Teaching natural history for the local college mountain adventure program, she has worked as an eco-tour guide guiding hikes, snowshoe tours, canoe trips and step-on-bus tours. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Fernie's natural and human history will inspire a unique sense of place.

WINTER PROGRAMS

FAR Out Snowshoe Safari -2 hours

Discover the unique history of Fernie on a relaxing snowshoe through a beautiful forest with gorgeous views. Soft, quiet steps float through powder as you unravel the secrets and stories of wildlife in the snow at the Fernie Alpine Resort,

Includes: 2-hour heritage tour includes hot drinks, home-baked snacks, snowshoes, local naturalist stories discovering winter wildlife.

Availability: Available for booking anytime with a minimum of 1 day's notice
Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for most ages and abilities

Price: $50pp / Family Rate $130, includes 2 adults and all immediate children aged 17 and under 

Min. # of guests: 2
Meeting location:
Departs from Fernie Alpine Resort Guest Services.

Revenues generated from Wild Nature Tours supports local environmental education opportunities for students.

MT Fernie Provincial Park Paradise Snowshoe Safari - 3 hours

Enjoy a gentle snowshoe hike through the provincial park at the base of Mount Fernie. Learn about forest ecology and human uses of plants from a knowledgeable guide in a mature Interior Cedar Hemlock forest.

Includes: 3-hour winter ecology tour includes hot drinks, home-baked snacks, snowshoes, local naturalist stories discovering winter wildlife

Availability: Available for booking anytime with a minimum of 1 day's notice
Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for most ages and abilities

Price: $70pp / Family Rate $180, includes 2 adults and all immediate children aged 17 and under

Min. # of guests: 2
Meeting location: Wildsight office
, 891 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC

Revenues generated from Wild Nature Tours supports local environmental education opportunities for students.

Contact us if you have questions or like a different type of tour, we can tailor other snowshoe adventures to your request

About Wildsight:

Wild Nature Tours is a program of the Elk Valley, Golden, and Invermere Branches of Wildsight. Wildsight works to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable human communities in Canada's Southern Rocky Mountain eco-region.

Wild Nature Tours guests contribute to Wildsight, our local conservation group working locally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities.  In 2014, Wildsight got 5336 kids outside connecting to nature through education in the wild programs; operates the Fernie Ecogarden; books fruit harvest equipment keeping wildlife safe; sponsors the annual Earth Day festival and Think Tank Cinemas. Wildsight also works in furthering a north-south wildlife management area in the Flathead and Elk Valleys to ensure connectivity corridors for wide-ranging carnivores.

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  • 891 2nd Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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