Programs

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 
Ancient cedar-hemlock hangs above thickets of lush ferns and sprawling devil's club. A plethora of rare lichens and mosses shade the rich soils… Read More 
Mining makes up one of British Columbia’s largest industries and revenue sources, but behind the profits, communities and the environment often pay the price… Read More 
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 
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 
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 in the traditional unceeded territory of the Yaqan Nukiy people, of the Ktunaxa Nation. The Creston Valley is located in southeastern… 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 
Discover the Columbia: Paddle, learn, and make friends from across the Basin in an immersive two-week experience. The Columbia River Field School is an… Read More 
Go Wild! is filled for the 2022 season. Stay tuned for 2023! Columbia River Field School is still accepting applications if you are still looking… 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, grade 5 and 6 students embark on a rich 24-week investigation into the impact of their lifestyles—energy, waste and… 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 
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 
Due to a decrease in funding, Nature Through the Seasons will NOT be offered during the 2022-23 school year. Please check back next year… Read More 
Applications are now closed For Girls on Ice. Thanks for your interest in this program!Wildsight is collaborating with Girls* on Ice Canada in offering… Read More 
What a great way to deepen the love primary students have for the outdoors. Winter Wonder programs are outdoor, winter ecology field studies — real experiences — that take primary classes outside to learn something new. Read More 
In partnership with Parks Canada, the Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program (GASP) provides students in grade 9 and 10 with an opportunity to learn leadership, team… 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 
We believe you have the power to shape the future of your community and the planet. Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps exists to connect… 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 

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 
The Toby Creek Mountain Goats Protecting an Iconic Regional Species Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) are an iconic species that both represent and require wilderness — and… Read More 

Toad Watch

Revelstoke Branch
A volunteer led identification and conservation project to help the SARA listed species Western Toad cross from their year round habitat to their breeding grounds… Read More 
The Wild-In-Sight Summer Camps (formerly called the Jr. Naturalist Program) is a chance for children aged 5 – 10 to get outside & explore… Read More 

Backyard Farmers Project

Kimberley Cranbrook Branch
We are so excited to introduce our Backyard Farmers Project!We will marshal our strengths in community engagement, volunteerism and education  to provide more… Read More 

“This experience has become one of the building blocks of my future life, in relation to both my career path and my personal endeavours.” - Faye…Read More 
You may have heard about the Columbia River Treaty in the news once, or perhaps many times, over the last decade.The Columbia River Treaty…Read More 
Girls on Ice is a tuition-free wilderness science education program for young women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth (ages 16-18). …Read More 
A Nelson group home is a more comfortable, energy-efficient place to live thanks to a hardworking team of altruistic young adults.A partnership between…Read More 
The first time I met a wolverine it was a bluebird day in the Purcell mountains. As I kick-turned my skis into another switchback…Read More 
The Elk Valley, British Columbia, is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It hosts stunning views of rugged mountains and scenic rivers. It is…Read More 
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