Photo: Ali Hadikin

Apple Capture

Program Overview

The East Kootenays are home to many fruit trees. When the fruit is left to fall off the tree and rot, it attracts local wildlife—including deer and bears. Wildsight’s Apple Capture program is here to help you keep up with your fruit harvest or to share it with someone who can use it. Together, we can turn a wildlife attractant into locally sourced, nutritious food.


Program Opportunities

Tool Share 
Sharing is caring! We lend out our maintenance and processing equipment to help you with pruning and picking your trees, as well as pressing and preserving the fruit.

Visit the Tool Share Equipment page to learn more.

Tree Share Board
Do you have a fruit tree that you don’t have the time to harvest and would rather have someone else pick? Are you looking for fruit trees to harvest? 

Visit the Tree Share Board to get started or register a tree here.

Community Pick and Press Events
PICK loads of apples. Last year our volunteers managed to pick almost 2400 lbs of apples! Join us again this fall to harvest even more. Bring your gloves, hats snacks, and water bottles, and something warm if it’s a cool day. And if you can bring along a truck and a ladder, even better!

PRESS our apples into juice. Bring your family and friends – apples too, if you’ve got them – and don’t forget to bring some containers to take some of that sweet nectar home with you when we’re done. We’ll be outside, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Check out the event dates – check back for 2023 dates.

We’re always happy to receive helping hands! While our community pick and press are great ways to get involved, there are other tasks that need to be done too like equipment maintenance, poster distribution, and tree owner recruitment. If you can’t attend an event, but still want to help out, sign up through the below form.

For more information, please contact Christel

Photo credit: Yana Kehrlein, Trixie Pacis, Ali Hadikin

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Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust and the Province of British Columbia
for funding support in 2023!

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Friday, July 7, 2023

Join us for the second year as we combine forces to rid the park of its weed invaders. As the evening cools, we can take some reprieve listening to the mesmerizing sound of Mark Creek and enjoy a lovely BBQ and social.

E-Bike Raffle 2023

March 20 - July 27, 2023

Get further, faster! Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is offering the chance to win one Liv Amiti E+2 for their 2023 e-bike raffle.

Camp Odyssey 2023

July 3 - August 25, 2023

Our incredibly popular Camp Odyssey will be back in the summer of 2023! Camp Odyssey offers weeklong day camps and single-day camps throughout July and August in Kimberley and Cranbrook. This is a great opportunity to have your children outside, in a safe, structured, and fun environment.

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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.


Branch Information


97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6

Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (by appointment only)
Phone: 250-427-2535