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Outdoor experiences of a fun, friendly and wild nature!

Discover 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 for a winter snowshow safari, bird watching, wildflower wander, viewing wildlife, or guided hike.

This nature-based enterprising non profit venture takes you off the beaten path into scenic areas to connect with the local environment. Wild Nature Tours is a non-profit venture, all proceeds will support local conservation projects.

2017 Winter Tours:

2017 programs, click the hyperlinks for more information or to book online:

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,

Inclusions: 2 hour heritage tour includes interpretive guided tour, snowshoes and poles hot drinks, home-baked snacks, local naturalist stories discovering winter wildlife

Availability: Available for booking anytime with a minimum of 1 day 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.

 

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.

Inclusions: 3 hour winter ecology tour includes interpretive guided tour, snowshoes and poles hot drinks, home-baked snacks, local naturalist stories discovering winter wildlife

Availability: Available for booking anytime with a minimum of 1 day 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

 

2017 Summer Tours:

**NB: Tours are available as soon as the trails are snow-free.  This will vary by trail, please call or email for information.

Bookings are required - use the 'Book Direct' button at the top of this page.

 

Mount Fernie Provincial Park Loop (3 hours)

  • Enjoy a mellow 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.

Start time:  on request
Difficulty: easy
Price: $50 pp
Meeting location:
after you have reserved meet at the Wildsight office, 891 2nd Ave - Own transportation required to access the trailhead or arrange shared transportation in advance

The Castle Summit (3 hours)

  • This classic Fernie hike focuses on a sense of place. See the Elk Valley from a completely different perspective atop this often sunny peak. Guests will learn about various mountain and valley features as well as how they were formed.

Start time:  on request
Difficulty: moderate
Price: $50 pp
Min. # of guests:
4 - Less than 4 guests? Call and join the waitlist

Meeting location:
after you have reserved meet at the Wildsight office, 891 2nd Ave - Own transportation required to access the trailhead or arrange shared transportation in advance

Ammonite Hike (3 hours)

  • Explore Fernie’s ancient history on your hike to the *secret* ammonite fossil. One of the largest ammonite fossils ever discovered! Learn about the local geology and examine many other fossil samples from throughout the Elk Valley.

Start time:  on request
Difficulty: moderate
Price: $50
Meeting location: after you have reserved meet at Wildsight office, 891 2nd Ave - Own transportation required to access the trailhead or arrange shared transportation in advance

Flathead Weekend Overnight Adventure (2 days)

  • Explore the pristine Flathead Valley and discover the importance of connectivity corridors in wilderness areas. Get a taste of true Rocky Mountain wilderness deep in the backcountry. Spend the night camping at Sage Creek Rec Site. Guided by a local member of Wildsight’s Flathead WILD team. You MUST bring your own food, gear, camping equipment and transportation.

Tour available: Tours available upon request
Difficulty: Variable depending on needs
Price: $150 pp Snacks included. Bring own lunch
Min. # of guests: 6 - Less than 6 guests? Call and join the waitlist
Meeting location:
after you have reserved meet at Wildsight office, 891 2nd Ave - Own transportation required to access the trailhead or arrange shared transportation in advance

About the Wild Nature Tours Guides:

Lee-Anne Walker came 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. 

Ryland Nelson works locally and internationally to protect the globally significant landscape of BC’s Southern Rockies. He can usually be found skiing, biking, or fishing in the mountains he is working to protect. Instrumental in the campaign to ban all mining and oil and gas in the Flathead River Valley, he is working towards the vision of completing the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and establishing the Southern Rockies Wildlife Management Area (WMA) along the spine of the Rockies to Banff. Keep track of the efforts to protect and connect the Flathead.

 

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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