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 – enjoy another short walk to a spectacular lookout and 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 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.
This tour departs from the crossroads area at the Invermere turnoff from Hwy 93/95 (Kootenay Highway). Please see map below for exact meeting location:
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).