Winter Snowshoe Safaris

Discover the unique natural history of the East Kootenays by participating on one of our three WInter 2018 Wild Nature Snowshoe Safaris! Join naturalist Lee-Anne Walker and our experienced guides as they lead you in a fun and informative snowshoe journey through old growth forests to spectacular mountain vistas and beyond.

Wild Nature Tours Snowshoe Safaris are energizing outings appropriate for all skill levels and ages. But please keep in mind that outings are a minimum of two hours in length and may not be totally suitable for those under the age of 6 due to snowshoe sizing. Please feel free to contact us via email (elkvalley@wildsight.ca) or phone (250)423-3322 if you have any questions.

Our winter tour options:

FAR Out Snowshoe Safari
Discover Fernie facts while experiencing amazing wintery wilderness. Departs from Fernie Alpine Resort and meanders through a lovely forest with gorgeous views and wildlife.
Tour time 2 hours (10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm)
Adults: $50, Children: $30, Family: $130
Price includes hot drinks, homemade snack and snowshoes and poles.
Meeting location: Fernie Alpine Resort Guest Services.

Provincial Park Paradise Snowshoe Safari
Explore one of the snowiest places on earth. Discover the fascinating winter survival strategies of wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. Snowshoe across powder meadows glistening like diamonds. 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. Stop for a hot drink and homemade baking along a sparkling mountain creek before returning with rosy cheeks, fond memories and a new appreciation of winter ecology.
Tour time 3 hours (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm)
Adults: $70, Children: $40, Family: $180
Price includes hot drinks, homemade snack and snowshoes and poles.
Meeting location: Wildsight office, 891 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC

Sleeping Bear Snowshoe Safari
Spend a day snowshoeing in the spectacular Cedar Valley Old Growth Reserve at Island Lake Lodge discovering why grizzly bears choose this spot to slumber.
Tour Time 6 hours (9am-3pm)
$140 per person
Includes snowcat ride to Island Lake Lodge, gourmet lunch indoors at the Lodge, guided interpretive tour, snowshoes, hot drinks, and homemade snacks.
Meeting location: Island Lake Lodge parking lot, end of Mt Fernie Provincial Park Rd. Transportation can be arranged if necessary.

To book a tour please get in touch.

All tours require a minimum of two participants. All family tour rates are for immediate family only and rates for children are up to age 17.

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Branch Information

Contact

891 2nd Ave (Mainfloor)
PO Box 537,
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Phone: 250.423.3322
Email: elkvalley@wildsight.ca
elkvalley@wildsight.ca

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