Wetlands & Waterfall

EcoTours • Duration: 2hr • Join Us For A 2-Hour Interpretive Tour To The World-Famous Columbia Wetlands And A Secret Local Waterfall

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Join Us For A 2-Hour Interpretive Tour To The World-Famous Columbia Wetlands And A Secret Local Waterfall


The Wetlands & Waterfall Tour includes transportation in our 15-passenger van or 24-passenger bus.  It is perfect for groups, families, couples and individuals who would like to get off the beaten path for a few hours and see some of the scenic gems of the Columbia Valley.

Your professional local guide / driver will take you to explore the following locations:

  • Kootenae House National Historic Site of Canada – Kootenae House was a North West Company fur trading post built by explorer David Thompson in 1807. It was abandoned in 1812.
  • Wilmer, BC – a small hamlet on Westside Road overlooking the ColumbiaWetlands.  Wilmer was founded by Randolph Bruce as the original headquarters of the Paradise Mine.
  • The Columbia Wetlands – enjoy scenic views as we travel along Westside Road.  We will stop at a scenic lookout and take a short walk to get closer to the wetlands and observe the numerous species of birds in the area.
  • The Horsethief River – see the Horsethief River and the hoodoos with spectacular views across the Columbia Valley to the Canadian Rockies.
  • Secret Waterfall – even many locals do not know about this spectacular waterfall carving through a massive rock canyon only a short distance from Invermere.  Come with us and we will guide you on a short walk to show you this hidden gem.



The Columbia Wetlands near Wilmer, BC  (Photo: Chris Conway Photography)

What To Bring:

  • Good walking or hiking shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • A jacket if it might rain
  • sunglasses
  • Adventurous spirit.


Meeting Location:

Please contact our office to confirm your pick-up location for this tour.


Please note:

This tour is suitable for all ages however it does include short walks and, especially if you wish to see the waterfall, you should be comfortable with a casual slow-paced uphill walk of about 10 -12 minutes (rest stops along the way are no problem).