Field trips will take place Saturday September 23, 2017. Registration is required. All participants should meet in the lobby of the Prestige Lakeside at 8:30 am. Anticipated return time is 4:00 pm.

Heritage in the Hinterland: Slocan – North Kootenay Lake Loop Tour

Explore the eclectic history of the West Kootenay. From the pit houses on the banks of the Slocan river, to the Japanese internment camps, and the sites of the Spirit Wrestlers, this tour takes you on a loop through the Silvery Slocan and along North Kootenay Lake. You will learn about the past and present of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa, and the unique waves of migrants who have inhabited the area over time. While some were forced and others were drawn, this field trip considers the stories of conflict and peace in this isolated mountain landscape. This field trip includes an option to soak at Ainsworth Hotsprings at the end of the day.

Food & Festivals – Ymir to Creston Tour  

Due to an unexpected logistical issue the Food & Festivals has been cancelled.

Transitioning to the New Economy – West Kootenay Tour

Spend the day learning about economic development collaborations and companies that are transitioning or are emerging in response to the new rural economy. This day trip will include visits to projects and companies that exemplify innovation, digital technology adoption and collaboration.