Wetlands & Wildlife

From $79

Explore the bluffs over the headwaters of the Columbia River!

Family friendly half trip full of wildlife viewing opportunities!

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This lovely trip is an easy walk/hike on the western bluff’s of the Columbia River just north of its true headwaters. The mighty Columbia is the longest in the pacific northwest and is the resting and nesting grounds of countless species of birds. We may also spot elk, rocky mountain sheep, turtles and more. This is a wonderful trip for little explorers as well. Join us for an informative and interesting glimpse at one of the most ecologically diverse and important ecosystem in our region.

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Trip Details

Distance: 4.5km 
Elevation Gain: 150m
Difficulty: Easy

What we provide

*Professional Guide
*Small snack (Homemade Kootenay Coffee Works granola bar)
*Loose leaf tea (hot or cold depending on the day) from our friends at TEA.etc
*Safety equipment – First Aid, Bear spray, Emergency Satellite Communication device

What to bring

*Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Please no flip flops, sandals or open toed foot wear
*Small backpack
*Water (Minimum 1 Litre)
*Extra warm layers
*Camera, don’t forget this
*Hat
*Sunglasses

Booking notes

Minimum of 2 guests required to book this trip. Groups under 2 guests are subject to additional charges. This trip departs from the Kootenay Coffee Works in Invermere. If this trip is cancelled due to weather and or unsafe conditions by Playwest Mountain Experiences a full refund will be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why hire a Guide?

Hiking with a guide can be a great way to see the trails and mountain surroundings. First and foremost, safety is the top priority at Playwest Mountain Experience. From managing wildlife encounters to emergency situations, we have you covered. Hiring a guide also provides you with the wealth of knowledge and information of the surrounding area, wildlife, the abundant wildflowers and the regional history. Often times in the Columbia Valley, many of our trails are located deep in the mountains on various forest service roads; half the battle is just finding the trailhead! Our certified guides know where to go, taking the guess work out for you.

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