wildsight

The pandemic has highlighted vulnerabilities in many critical areas of our lives, notably our long-distance supply chains and secure access to imported food. Many Fernie residents were shocked to see empty grocery store shelves, a rush on toilet paper, and an inability to access flour, yeast, and other food supplies this spring. 

If you drive enough on a provincial highway, it seems inevitable you will collide with an animal some day. And it seems everyone has a story of a near-miss, or a collision, with wildlife while driving at high speeds. Animals killed in collisions at the side of the road are commonplace along our highways.

Event Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Learn the celestial constellations while snowshoeing under the romantic full "Snow Moon". Chocolate fondue to follow.

Price is $50/person and includes snowshoes and fondue. Register online.

Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming. Please meet at the Day Use Area at Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Inspired by the natural intelligence of nature, learn techniques for surviving if stranded outdoors. Participants will learn how to build a quinzhee, aka Canadian snow shelter, fire building techniques in snow, along with fun games and tasty treats. Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn to identify tracks and scat of winter wildlife. Read the stories in the snow about what activity is going on in your own backyard.

Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 for nonmembers (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Sign up online.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

While out on snowshoes, learn about winter ecology in the Elk Valley. Discover the secrets of plant and animal survival. All Wild Nature Workshops are delivered by local naturalists with proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Programs meet at Day Use Area at Mount Fernie Provincial Park. Register online.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Chasing a Trace follows biologist Mirjam Barrueto into the alpine of the Columbia Mountains as she searches for signs of the wily wolverine. A tenacious scientist and an endurance athlete, Barrueto is the perfect person to track the wide-ranging mammals. Award-winning filmmaker Leanne Allison takes you deep into British Columbia’s mountains and into the world of a federally listed Species of Concern.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Meet the SheJumps team, learn about our programs and get STOKED to connect with the Fernie community. Come say HI, rain or shine!

Meet the SheJumps team, learn about our programs and get STOKED to connect with the Fernie community. Come say HI, rain or shine!We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. FREE!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Explore Fernie's vibrant visual and performance art scene through the lens of one of Fernie's most unique historical events - the arrival of the Texas Bill and his three ring circus in 1911. This spectacle-for-the-senses cultural experience features special performances by the Circus Insommiacs and magician Dr. Van Hooligan, cocktail mastery by the Fernie Distillery, culinary artistry by Fernie's celebrity chef, Barrie Elliott, and live music at each of the evening's five venues.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:30am - 12:30pm

Join Wildsight Elk Valley for the 1st Annual #ferneifallfair Tricycle Races!