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
- A jacket if it might rain
- Adventurous spirit.
Please contact our office to confirm your pick-up location for this tour.
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).