Photo: Pat Morrow

Invermere

Join us for our next fundraiser:

 Square Dance for the Wild, June 28, 2024

The Invermere branch of Wildsight has been the environmental voice of the upper Columbia Valley since 1989. We are a BC-registered, non-profit organization, governed by an engaged Board of Directors and supported by an active membership and community of volunteers. We work together with Wildsight Regional and the five other Wildsight branches, as well as other local community groups.

Wildsight Invermere works towards the overall Wildsight organizational vision:
Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. We envision clean air and clear water running from mountain watersheds to our lakes. We see thriving and sustainable communities made up of engaged and educated citizens.

Our mission is to inspire community action and lead the way in ensuring the integrity and ecological values of our surrounding wetlands, forests, grasslands and mountains through our programs, campaigns, and grassroots initiatives.

Through our Wild Connections program, we host events that inspire, inform and engage our membership on environmental and community issues. We organize speakers (David Suzuki in 2012- WOW!), film screenings, workshops (eg. Exploring Medicinal Plants with Shushwap elder Verna Stevens) and interpretive hikes. We started Spark, rural Canada’s first all-electric vehicle share program. Every November, we organize our annual fundraiser, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, now in its 10th year. We take on large initiatives as well, such as the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep project, Pesticide Free Invermere, Wilmer wetlands clean-up and the Lake Enid Restoration Project. 

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Volunteer! Click here to connect with your community for the wild [be sure to choose Invermere as Your Community]. 

Become a member: Click here to become a member of Wildsight Invermere.

Donate to the Invermere Branch: click here.

 

We gratefully acknowledge 2023/24 funding from:  

 

Wildsight Invermere is grateful to work, live and play on the shared, traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc people, and the chosen home of the Métis. We acknowledge these Indigenous Nations and honour their past, present and future stewardship of these lands and waters.

Invermere News

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Upcoming Invermere events

Edible Adventure from Farm to Table

Friday, May 24, 2024

Growing food is an adventure, it’s an exploration deep into the ground and a continuous relationship with…

Hike, Bike and Pull those Weeds!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Come for the trails, stay for the weeds. We're partnering with East Kootenay Invasive Species Council to…

2024 Ellen Zimmerman Award celebration

Monday, May 27, 2024

Join us on Monday, May 27, 4-6 pm, in Wilmer to celebrate the 2024 Ellen Zimmerman Award…

Wild Spaces Recreation Dialogues: Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goats — Radium

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Do you spend time out on the trails or in the backcountry and want to learn more about the wildlife around you? Join Wildsight on May 29 to hear from two wildlife experts sharing information geared specifically toward those who move through our valleys and mountains on foot, wheels or water. 

Family-Friendly Foraging Walk

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Enjoy a hike for all the family around the shores of gorgeous Lake Enid and discover the art…

Square Dance for the Wild - a Fundraiser

Friday, June 28, 2024

Get ready to kick up your heels and swing your partner at this Wildsight Invermere fundraiser with the live music of The Hip To Be Square Collective Band and Dance Caller Leslie Gotfrit. Everyone is welcome. No dancing experience needed!

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Branch Information

Contact

625 4th St
Box 601
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
Phone: 250.409.5708
invermere@wildsight.ca