Programs

Wildsight works collaboratively to expand protection for the Purcell region, making sure that wildlife can freely and safely roam, water runs clean and clear from… Read More 
Wildsight works to influence forestry planning and practices in our region so that both humans and nature can thrive.Wildsight works actively with all of… Read More 
Valuing world class wilderness, creating long-term balance. Some of the best-known and most-cherished National and Provincial Parks are set in the Rocky… Read More 
Mountain caribou are one of the most endangered mammals in North America. All of the world’s remaining mountain caribou live in the mountains of… Read More 
Imagine a magical and majestic mountain setting with towering peaks, lush forests and pristine lakes teeming with fish. A place where ancient trees preside over… Read More 
Jumbo will be wild forever! The Jumbo Glacier Resort was a year-round ski resort proposed in the Jumbo Valley in the heart of BC… Read More 
Canada’s Southern Rockies is one of the most important landscapes in North America for wildlife. The Elk Valley provides a critical wildlife passageway. It… Read More 
“One of the most precious things on a world scale...is the Columbia River Wetlands.” Robert Bateman The Columbia Wetlands are one of the world… Read More 
Aerial insectivores, long-distant migrants, species-at-risk!  Who are we? Bank and Barn Swallows Read More 
Have you ever seen Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the Kicking Horse Canyon? Have you ever wondered about them? You are not alone! It is… Read More 

Creston Valley Green Map

Creston Valley Branch
The Creston Valley is located in southeastern British-Columbia. It stretches from Kootenay Lake to the USA border and is flanked in the East and… Read More 
It’s no secret that change and education go hand in hand. Our children are the future stewards of the planet. The goals of our… Read More 
Welcome to Teach The Columbia!Teach The Columbia (TTC) is a curriculum package meant to help educators engage their students with many dimensions of the… Read More 
Keeping the wild in sight: Our nature-based curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 7. Read More 
 In Beyond Recycling, students embark on a rich 24-week investigation into the impact of their lifestyles—energy, waste and consumption—to discover how… Read More 
"Water is our most precious resource. Everyone in the Basin should know where their water comes from, where it goes after they use it, and… Read More 
We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel Go Wild! for 2021. Despite the positive news announced recently around the lifting of some… Read More 
Classroom With Outdoors offers B.C.-curriculum-based outdoor education to promote healthy, hands-on learning through exciting and engaging activities. Our knowledgeable, experienced education… Read More 
EcoStewards offers an excellent opportunity to showcase how environmental education can effectively and successfully provide opportunities for 21st century learning, including inquiry, action and place… Read More 
Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now closed.Every school year is a journey.Nature Through the Seasons anchors that journey to the… Read More 
Booking requests for the 2021-22 school year are now closed. Little people love winter! What a great way to deepen the love primary students… Read More 
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Wildsight has made the difficult but necessary decision to not run the Columbia River Field School in… Read More 

McGinty Lake Education

Kimberley Cranbrook Branch
Impressive efforts from local residents have resulted in recent conservation measures at McGinty Lake. The lake is located on Crown land just 10km east of… Read More 
Climate change is the greatest challenge of this generation. Wildsight launched Canada’s first Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program in September 2020. This program empowers… Read More 
With a growing network of electric vehicle charge stations and increased battery, driving an electric vehicle is now a real option in the Columbia Valley. Spark is the first fully 100% electric vehicle share program in rural Canada Read More 

Kimberley Farmers' Market

Kimberley Cranbrook Branch
Fresh food from local farmers and food producers, crafts from local artisans, live music and delicious food are all served up in downtown Kimberley every week during the summer season! Read More 

Kimberley Community Garden

Kimberley Cranbrook Branch
Welcome to the Kimberley Community Garden!The Kimberley Community Garden is a demonstration garden designed to share the knowledge and skills needed to empower you… Read More 

Community EcoGarden

Elk Valley Branch
Since 2003, the Community EcoGarden in Fernie, BC has provided gardening opportunities and community education through sustainable organic projects. Inspired by permaculture principles, the garden enables members to utilize individual garden plots to grow and harvest flowers and vegetables. Read More 

Keeping Food Real

Elk Valley Branch
Keeping Food Real aims to support the citizens and communities of the Elk Valley in growing their own food by providing online cold climate… Read More 

Local Store

Elk Valley Branch
Local provides a framework for farmers and local food producers to sell their products and customers to access local food. Local farmers and food producers will sell products online and in-store, delivering products regularly to fulfill orders. Read More 
The East Kootenays is home to many fruit trees. When the fruit is left to fall off the tree and rot, it attracts local wildlife… Read More 

Seed Library

Elk Valley Branch
OUR COLD CLIMATE SEED LIBRARY Wildsight Elk Valley Branch’s Community EcoGarden has been hosting seed swap events every winter since 2005. Most seeds offered… Read More 
Here in the Columbia Valley, we have a strong connection to the landscape, but did you know that relationship carries on when we’re indoors… Read More 

Lake Enid Restoration

Invermere Branch
The Lake Enid Restoration Project was initiated in 2012 by Wildsight Invermere in response to extensive damage caused by motorized use around this popular recreation… Read More 

Camp Odyssey

Kimberley Cranbrook Branch
Your child will be outdoors the entire day, much of that time on the move exploring. Hiking and nature exploration is the focus of this camp, but there will be plenty of time for free play and creativity. Read More 
Get Wild’s mission is to inspire youth to connect with our community and nature through fun inclusive outdoor activities. This program is for those parents who want their children to be outside and come home stoked, dirty and happy. Read More 

Wild Nature Tours

Elk Valley Branch
 Discover the unique natural history and seasonal scenic beauty of the Elk Valley on an educational snowshoe tour through a beautiful forest with gorgeous… Read More 

At the root of it all

November 30, 2021
https://player.vimeo.com/video/651775402?h=de8c428cfd “A root!” The words reach me down the trail as my 2-year-old son excitedly…Read More 
The article below was originally published in the Salmon Arm Observer and Shuswap Passion. By Jim CoopermanThanks to the work of a forest…Read More 
An innovative new project is putting food into the forest and fighting the risk of forest fires at the same time.Wildfires blanketed BC this…Read More 
When we launched our Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program in 2020, our hope was never to just provide youth with a few new job skills…Read More 
Youth Climate Corps West KootenayWhat can our community do to respond to a changing climate? How is climate change impacting our health? Our food…Read More 
The BC government recently announced plans to defer logging of 2.6 million hectares of high-risk old growth forests pending the outcome of consultations…Read More 
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