Join us from March through September to enjoy Nature’s spectacular display of wild flowers. This tour changes locations depending where the flowers are in bloom.
Spring wildflower blossoms are bursting making this a perfect time to join experienced naturalist guides on the always fun & informative annual wildflower tours.
Learn about the globally endangered Garry Oak ecosystem and its associated biodiversity. Garry oaks (Quercus garryana) are the only native oak trees in western Canada. The species is named after Nicholas Garry who was deputy governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1822–1835.
The Garry Oak meadows take the form of open stands of stately gnarled Garry oak trees, interspersed with other trees such as Arbutus (Arbutus menziesii) and Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). carpeted with wildflowers.
The understory may include shrubs, grasses and flowering herbs. Some of the common herbaceous plants include: Purple Camas, Shooting Star, Chocolate Lily, White Fawn Lily, Nodding Onion, Sea Blush, and Yellow Montane Violet.
July takes us up Mount Arrowsmith into the Alpine forests of Yellow Cedar and Mountain Hemlock to see Tiger Lily, Red Columbine, Avalanche Lily, White Rhododendron, Mountain Heather, Helebore and many more.
Local Wildflower Tour: 4 hours.
Cost: $49.00 per person, Cdn. plus GST.
Minimum two people.