Wings Over The Rockies 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
Golden Branch
Invermere Branch
Invermere and Area

The theme of this year’s Wings Over the Rockies festival, in and around Invermere and Golden, is Birds, Bats, Bears and Beyond! The schedule is action-packed and Wildsight is proud to be hosting several events!


Tuesday, May 9

Re-wilding the Wild: A Habitat Restoration Experience (Hosted by The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council & Wildsight Invermere)

Invasive plants have had devastating impacts on the native ecology of many natural areas and is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in our world today. Join Jessie at Sinclair Creek and gain hands on experience learning to identify invasive plant in the field as well as invasive plant control and disposal methods. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands on experience removing invasive species and planting native species in this habitat restoration workshop.

Time: 9am – 3pm


COST: $30 (includes bag lunch)


Wednesday, May 10

Wild and Wacky Wetland Trivia (Hosted by Wildsight Invermere & Arrowhead Brewery)

Whet your whistle, nurture your noggin’ and bust out your brains with tantalizing trivia! Join the famous trivia host Richard Matthews as Arrowhead brewery and Wildsight team up for an exciting evening of nature trivia. We’ll battle through birds, bats, bears and beyond, all made better with beer! There will be 2 rounds, with 20 questions each. Play as a single or up to a group of 4. Best score out of 40 questions takes the prize!

Time: 7pm

LOCATION: Invermere

COST: $10 (beer not included)


Sunday, May 14th

Lake Enid Family Walk with Kim Urbaniak (Hosted by Wildsight Invermere)

Connect with Nature and your kids and at the same time! Join Wildsight Invermere’s Kim Urbaniak at Lake Enid on a playful guided walk geared for young families. We will explore our surroundings, play some games, and make a craft to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10:00 am to Noon

LOCATION: Lake Enid area

COST: $10.00 – under 5 Free


Saturday, May 13th

Birdwalk at Edelweiss Slough with Verena Shaw

Join naturalist and Wildsight Golden’s Columbia Wetland Waterbird Survey (CWWS) assistant Verena Shaw to discover what birds we find as well as talk about the CWWS.  This wetland is located right in the town of Golden.  Level: Easy.  Bring: water, snack, binoculars, field guide, and dress for weather.  Part of the trail can be very wet so a pair of boots could come in handy.

Time: 7:30 to 9:15 am

LOCATION: Golden area

COST: $15.00


Saturday, May 13th

Breakfast with the Birds with Joan Dolinsky

Join Wildsight Golden at Reflection Lake Wildlife Viewing area for a home made breakfast at Golden’s best local site for waterfowl watching.  Binoculars, spotting scopes and field guides provided. Level: Easy.  Dress for the weather.

Time: 8:00 to 11:00 am (drop in any time)

LOCATION: Golden Area

COST: $15.00 (includes a home made breakfast)


Saturday, May 13th

Build It and They Will Come: Build a Bat House for your Backyard

Join Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist Leigh Anne Isaac and Joyce deBoer from Wildsight Golden, to learn a thing or two about bats and build your own bat-house.  This workshop includes an informative presentation and provides all the materials to build a multi-chambered bat-house that might attract a few hundred mosquito-munching bats.  One bat-house per household please.

Time: 3:00 to 5:30 pm

LOCATION: Golden Area

COST: $15.00


Find out more information about the festival and register online.