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Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival

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May 6, 2024 May 12, 2024

Every Spring, for more than 25 years, the beautiful Upper Columbia Valley has celebrated the return of spring migration and the re-awakening of nature with the Wings over the Rockies Nature Festival. The rich and varied habitats found along the Columbia River, flanked by the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell range, offer a welcoming environment for wildlife and for the birds returning to their nesting sites.

Wings over the Rockies Nature Festival is based out of the mountain town of Invermere, BC, Canada, with the events stretching from Golden to the north, down to Wasa in the south.

One of the premier Nature festivals in Western Canada, participants can enjoy over 100 events during the 7 days from in-the-field excursions, luncheon, and evening presentations, a Gala dinner with keynote speaker, and large music concert. Festival leaders and presenters share their understanding and passion of our natural world. Come join like-minded nature lovers and enjoy the wonders of the Upper Columbia Valley.

“’The Wings over the Rockies Nature Festival’ conjures up an image of all that is great about Canada . . . spectacular scenery, abundant nature and a warm, human spirit of getting together in a worthy cause. The world over, when people think of Canada, they think of the glory of the Rockies. When you combine this with the upper reaches of the mighty Columbia, you have an unsurpassed natural setting. The continuous wetlands along the river are perfect as breeding areas and staging places for a significant number of bird species. This and the many other habitats provide a variety of ecosystems which will bring joy to any naturalist. But the idea of this festival goes far beyond a “get-together” of serious naturalists. It is an ideal chance for everyone to learn and share the excitement of nature ‘in the flesh’ so to speak.” —Robert Bateman, patron of the festival, wildlife artist and environmentalist.


Wings over the Rockies Nature Festival

250-342-2473 or 855-342-2473

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