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.