Columbia Valley Interpreter

Cost: $495.00 + GST Reference ID: GIRE-199

Course Overview

How did Mount Swansea get its name? Where do the turtles go when the lake is frozen? Why is this the warmer side of the Rockies? Who are the local First Nations? Join us for a 4-day course to learn the answer to these questions and a whole lot more!

Learn about:
. Geography
. Columbia River
. Rocky Mountain Trench
. Cultural Heritage
. Local First Nation history
. David Thompson
. Today’s settlements, economy and commerce
. Local Climate, basic meteorology and forecasts for the area
. Local wildlife, foliage and invasive species
. Basics of interpretation and guiding
. Psychology of guests
. Decision making

This course is aimed at individuals wanting to deepen their personal knowledge, and for professionals who interact with guests and visitors. The course is a mixture of classroom and outdoor learning on and around Lake Windermere.

Note: Participants must have their own transportation for the field trip and should dress for the weather, pack a lunch and have a notebook and pen/pencil.

Invermere - Monday May 1st, 2023