Ranch Tours: catered to each season. People of all ages are engaged for hours: cookouts, hayrides, feeding newborn lambs, hikes with spectacular views. Teahouse & museum, gift shop, history tours, family activities. Year-round accommodation in our beautiful, private B&B cottage. With the only Canadian Alpine Sheep Camp left, Aveley Ranch Tours offers a once in a lifetime experience: alpine walks/hiking, in-camp naturally-raised lamb lunch, personal guide and time with the shepherd.
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a 17,000 acre wetland habitat located in the southeast corner of BC. This wetland is designatesd as an internationally significant Ramsar site and a nationally Important Bird Area and Important Amphibian and Reptile Area. Over 370 species call this rich and biologically diverse area home. The Interpretation Centre, located 11 km west of Creston on Hwy. 3, is open from May to October. Naturalists are on-site to provide guided canoe tours, school and nature programs, trail maps and information. Educational exhibits, science lab, viewing towers and a nature gift shop will entice you to stay and explore.
Fine turned wooden bowls, platters, ikebana and objects of art. Wood used: BC "spalted" birch, maple, walnut, acacia, black locust, yew, and burls. Wood obtained from danger-tree fallers and slash piles.
Come join us with your family and friends in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the country they call the Nyahe-Ya-Nibi. The upper Elk Valley is some of the most wild and beautiful country in the Canadian Rockies. The scenery is spectacular, the fishing excellent, the wildlife viewing opportunities unique and exciting. And the mode of travel— by mountain packhorse— adventurous.
Joybilee Farm is a fiber farm and artisan studio featuring natural dyes from native plants and ethically raised wool, mohair and angora. Knitting and weaving yarns and natural fibers dyed with native and cultivated dye plants are our specialty. Natural Dye Gardens and Linen Demonstration Garden. Willows for basket weaving and planting. Goat's milk soap, herbal shampoo and natural herbal balms. Farm tours, natural dye demonstrations and artisan studio. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, May to October or by appointment.
KES is a firm that is specialized in plant science with and emphasis on non-timber resources research and utilization, ecological restoration, aboriginal ethnobotany and green business development. Current projects of KES include huckleberry research, mine reclamation, hydroelectic reservoir site remediation, native seed collections, riparian habitat restoration, rare plant habitat recovery planning and implementation and other related work. KES also regularly provides training in plant identification and inventory, wild seed collection and related training for people at a wide variety of knowledge levels.
Douglas Fir Christmas trees, natural stand and sheared. Wholesale and retail. 2000 trees available for 2009 with references from long term current buyers. Wreaths, cedar garland, decorated baskets and barrels. Bulk boughs and cones. Visit our retail operations downtown Invermere at "Interior World".
Kootenay Mountain Harvest brings together a small, passionate team of scientifically educated and experienced harvesters. We offer thoroughly cleaned Wild Edible Mushrooms immediately ready for culinary preparation. Species include MOREL, CHANTERELLE, LOBSTER and PINE. Fresh when available, otherwise sun-dried.
We also create from scratch various holiday wreaths, garlands and centrepieces. Specializing in herb and coniferous wreaths for many occasions. Other Kootenay forest products include botanical and floral greens harvested upon request which ensures freshness.
The original non-handled serving tools: Bear Claws Salad & Pasta Hands. Also Moose Spoons long-handled servers, Spatula Sisters spatulas in 3 profiles. Hair Claws wooden hair pins. Ergonomically correct kitchenware made of BC Birch and finished with food-grade Walnut oil.
Wide variety of shrubs and perennials suitable for landscaping and restoration projects. Plants are propagated from locally collected (Shuswap area) seeds, or cuttings from local sources. Natural Habitat Gardens can assist you with designing gardens to attract birds and butterflies, or help you with small scale restoration projects. Retail nursery is open by appointment; please call ahead.
Visit Nk'Mip Cellars winery, North America's first Aboriginal owned and operated winery located in Osoyoos, BC. Join us for a unique cultural experience. The winery is open 7 days per week and offers tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Discover the legacy of the land in every glass.
Ecotourism adventure. Experience the magic of living in the trees. Wilderness accommodation in a tree house built on a large platform between 7 trees. Has rustic furniture and furnishings carved from burls and windfall. Enviro friendly - solar power, composting toilet. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, loft bedroom, large deck. Pictures available on website. Also, a secluded log cabin on a private trout stocked lake with beach, canoe and Rocky Mountain view - www.wildwoodcabin.ca.
In Your Face Sport Salve and Sunscreen - herbal infused oils with mineral sunscreen. Bug Free Zone - Deet free mosquito repellent - Nepeta Cataria and essential oils. Bite Out - stops allergy reactions and itch. Travel Mister - hydrates and provides antibacterial barrier for stale airline cabin air.
We are a small, rustic furniture company specializing in bent willow work. Our signature highback chairs and loveseats are internationally recognized for their unique joinery, comfort and strength. We also offer a variety of furniture in a multitude of mixed mediums and love to accommodate custom work.
Fireweed honey from the mountainous region of the West Kootenay's. Valley honey, a unique blend of hay land and wild nectar sources, is a low moisture golden-hued favourite of the locals. Cranberry-blackberry honey, from the coastal cranberry bogs, is a full flavoured, red-hued darker honey. Availability subject to seasonal influences. We are endeavouring to bring customers honey in its closest form to nature. We are breeding bees to be naturally resistant to some of the pests and diseases that presently face the beekeeping industry.
Here at The Purple Ox we endeavor to keep our land and the land we harvest from pristine and natural. We harvest wildflowers for our line of natural creams and oils and grow our own calendula and herbs for production. We are open most days at our house and land - just call first or visit our booth at the Clearwater Farmers' Market every Saturday morning, May to October, from 9 to Noon.
Tipi Mountain Native Plants propogates and sells quality native plant stock from the interior region of BC. Seedlings are grown in styroblock trays as 1+0 transplants. We also sell a wide variety of larger potted native plants such as native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. We also offer custom seed collection and cleaning services as well as professional revegetation services.
For over 10 years, TER has been at the forefront of initiatives to explore the diversity of useful wild plants and mushrooms across British Columbia. With foundations in the professions of forestry and biology, TER is fully qualified to conduct sound ecological research useful in identifying, inventorying and sustainably managing NTFPs. We are avid mushroom hunters and we can source and supply many of the most desirable and valuable wild mushrooms found in BC's forests. We also offer services in educating people about wild mushrooms and guiding mushroom hunting expeditions.
Native plant nursery specializing in container grown plants for restoration and agroforestry. All propagation material ethically and sustainably collected in the West Kootenays. Custom and contract growing services offered. Retail by appointment only, please call ahead.