Event Date(s): 
Sunday, July 7, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm

A 380 million-year-old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

Why are the rocks in the Lizard range upside down? And how does Polar Peak tell the story of a mass extinction event 360 million years ago? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we traverse ancient sea beds, uncovering the remnants of the sea creatures that lived in ancient times.

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer and enjoy the beautiful scenery on one of these special hikes! Our specialty hikes are fully guided by our experienced, professional staff.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Tue Aug 13 2019.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Wildsight members $20 / Nonmembers $30 (cost includes lifetime Wildsight membership)

Take a hike in the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park and use your senses to forage in the forest for food, medicinal plants, and inspiration for technology. This tour is either led by naturalist Lee-Anne Walker or Mary Cosman. Please meet at the Wildsight Elk Valley office at 891 2nd Avenue. Arrive 15 minutes early please and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring water, a snack, and a camera and writing pad.

Fernie really does have it all when it comes to summer adventures with your kids. Here are three (or four) of my personal favourites that are a little off the beaten track.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm

Better late than never! Come celebrate Earth Day with some special after school programming, drop in , ages 7+. You will be making our own up-cycled t-shirt bags (to keep or give to the Zero Plastic Project) as well as special guest with Wildsight Elk Valley will be showing us about the "pea planning project".

It doesn't matter if it's in the summer or winter, we're always looking for always looking to relax and recharge. Hot springs whether natural or real provide both, and sometimes a little adventure too.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Mon Aug 13 2018.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018

Imagine staring at the stars and seeing a meteor shower in a beautiful, dark, mountain top setting! Join us for this unique and amazing Perseid Meteor Shower viewing & mountain top camping experience.

Your experience starts at 4pm at the base of the Timber Chair, check in, load your gear and then it’s up the chairlift to your camping area in the alpine to set up your camp site for the evening (hosts are available to assist).

The solutions are at our fingertips. Say no to straws. Tote a reusable water bottle around with you and fill it up from the tap.

Jesse loves her column. It leads to great things. But this morning, a week past deadline in mid-December, she realizes she has nothing to write about. No neighbourly wine-making, no backcountry exploration – nothing.

“Get offline, free your mind, go outside and disconnect to reconnect.”

Our Editor doesn't find time, she makes time. Because her soul yearns for it. The time to herself, deep into nature, far from all things busy and loud and demanding. Time to feel connected. To feel alive.