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  • Mt. Fernie Provincial Park
  • Mt. Fernie Provincial Park

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 a unique and diverse ecosystem. Our guides possess vast local knowledge and experience guiding all ages and ability levels bringing you the opportunity to watch, listen and learn about the special flora, fauna, landscape and heritage of the area. Join us for bird watching, wildflower wonders, guided hiking, wildlife viewing, or a winter snowshoe safari. 

Wild Nature Tours is a non-profit venture, all proceeds will support local conservation projects. 

Fernie Wildlife & Birding Brochure/Map - PDF
Fernie Hiking & Biking Trail Map - PDF

WINTER 2020/2021 PROGRAMS:

Choose from the list of tours below or contact the office for custom tours. To book, use the contact info on this page.

FAR Out Snowshoe Safari
Discover fascinating Fernie facts while experiencing the amazing wintery wilderness. Departs from Fernie Alpine Resort and meanders through a lovely forest with gorgeous views. Discover winter ecology and local lore. Price includes local naturalist guide and snowshoe rentals. 

Availability: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-3:30 pm - 2 hours & by request Adult $50, Child $30, *Family $130 (tax included)
Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for most ages and abilities
Price: Adult $50, Child $30, *Family $130 (tax included), includes 2 adults and all immediate children aged 17 and under 

Park Paradise
Explore one of the snowiest and wild places on earth while you snowshoe across powder meadows glistening like diamonds. Discover survival strategies of wildlife during winter. Enjoy a hot drink and homemade baking along a sparkling mountain creek before returning with rosy cheeks, and fond memories. Departs from Mount Fernie Provincial Park entrance kiosk. Price includes local naturalist guide, snowshoe rentals, and park permit fees.

Availability: Saturday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am–12 pm - 3 hours & by request
Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for most ages and abilities
Price: Adult $70, Child $40, *Family $180 (tax included)

*Wild Nature Tours promises safe COVID 19 protocols and as a result has suspended home baking and hot drink service at this time.
**Family includes parents and their immediate children 17 and under
***Please provide 48 hours notice prior to reservation to ensure availability

SUMMER PROGRAMS: 

Throughout the summer, Wild Nature Tours offers a series of interpretive tours and experiences, or contact the office about custom guiding.
Price for organised tours is $30+ per person. Ask about private tours

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

Forage in the Forest
Take a hike in the park and use your senses to forage in the forest for food, medicinal plants, and inspiration for technology.    

Cool Critters in our Clean Water
Wear your rubber boots! Rub rocks and collect critters in nets! Use keys and magnify boxes to classify insects and learn cool facts about these indicators of high water quality. A great family adventure.

Watershed Tour
Discover Fernie's amazing water source, how water is used in our community and what happens when we are done with it. Increase your knowledge and awareness of our local watersheds and water-related issues in our community in this great afternoon walk spent with Lee-Anne Walker, naturalist and director of the Elk River Alliance.

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 Eco garden; 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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  • wildsight.ca/branches/elkvalley/wildnaturetours/wild-nature-workshops/
  • 891 2nd Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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