Aug
18
Sun
Life of a Tree
Aug 18 all-day

A scientific and spiritual walk amongst the trees- it’s OK to hug a tree!

Come join us for a walk in the forest you will never forget, amongst giants of another time. Learn a tree’s story, up close and personal. Combining elements of therapeutic “Forest bathing” with modern science, you will experience firsthand why these giants live successfully on our earth, and why we feel so good when we are amongst them.   Philosopher and mountaineer John Muir wrote, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Now more than ever, modern science is telling us this is actually true…

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Experience a forest with all your senses in a slow and deliberate manner, letting the forest wash over you as the Japanese have practiced for millennia through elements of Shinrin-yoku, or “Forest Bathing”.   We pair this therapeutic experience with ground-breaking scientific knowledge that trees communicate, share resources, experience pain, and have memories. As highlighted in the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, 30 years of research by Dr. Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia provides evidence that trees communicate and share resources, cooperating in ways never thought possible. Reconnect with the Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir gentle giants who were just seedlings in this vast Canadian wilderness in the 1,300’s at the end of the medieval time period while the bubonic plague raged in Europe and the Aztecs first arrived in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Makes you feel a little insignificant, doesn’t it? Maybe you’ll realize that you subconsciously rely on them even more than you know, and there’s much more going on than meets the eye. The trees have secrets to tell…. If you listen.

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3.5 hours
  • Either morning or afternoon sessions offered
  • Guests must provide own transport- a portion of the Experience takes place a 25 minute drive from Kaslo (let us know if this is a problem and we will see what we can do!)
  • Physical Challenge Rating: medium
  • Held outdoors
  • Good footwear suggested
  • Come prepared for heat, bugs, sun, and rain 

 What’s Included:

  • Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
  • Full experience led by experience leaders

Booking Info

  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • 12 persons max (from one or multiple groups)*
  • Price: Adult: $50 plus GST/ Youth 12-16: $35 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.

 

 

Aug
19
Mon
Life of a Tree
Aug 19 all-day

A scientific and spiritual walk amongst the trees- it’s OK to hug a tree!

Come join us for a walk in the forest you will never forget, amongst giants of another time. Learn a tree’s story, up close and personal. Combining elements of therapeutic “Forest bathing” with modern science, you will experience firsthand why these giants live successfully on our earth, and why we feel so good when we are amongst them.   Philosopher and mountaineer John Muir wrote, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Now more than ever, modern science is telling us this is actually true…

Book Now

Experience a forest with all your senses in a slow and deliberate manner, letting the forest wash over you as the Japanese have practiced for millennia through elements of Shinrin-yoku, or “Forest Bathing”.   We pair this therapeutic experience with ground-breaking scientific knowledge that trees communicate, share resources, experience pain, and have memories. As highlighted in the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, 30 years of research by Dr. Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia provides evidence that trees communicate and share resources, cooperating in ways never thought possible. Reconnect with the Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir gentle giants who were just seedlings in this vast Canadian wilderness in the 1,300’s at the end of the medieval time period while the bubonic plague raged in Europe and the Aztecs first arrived in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Makes you feel a little insignificant, doesn’t it? Maybe you’ll realize that you subconsciously rely on them even more than you know, and there’s much more going on than meets the eye. The trees have secrets to tell…. If you listen.

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3.5 hours
  • Either morning or afternoon sessions offered
  • Guests must provide own transport- a portion of the Experience takes place a 25 minute drive from Kaslo (let us know if this is a problem and we will see what we can do!)
  • Physical Challenge Rating: medium
  • Held outdoors
  • Good footwear suggested
  • Come prepared for heat, bugs, sun, and rain 

 What’s Included:

  • Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
  • Full experience led by experience leaders

Booking Info

  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • 12 persons max (from one or multiple groups)*
  • Price: Adult: $50 plus GST/ Youth 12-16: $35 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.

 

 

Aug
21
Wed
Life of a Tree
Aug 21 all-day

A scientific and spiritual walk amongst the trees- it’s OK to hug a tree!

Come join us for a walk in the forest you will never forget, amongst giants of another time. Learn a tree’s story, up close and personal. Combining elements of therapeutic “Forest bathing” with modern science, you will experience firsthand why these giants live successfully on our earth, and why we feel so good when we are amongst them.   Philosopher and mountaineer John Muir wrote, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Now more than ever, modern science is telling us this is actually true…

Book Now

Experience a forest with all your senses in a slow and deliberate manner, letting the forest wash over you as the Japanese have practiced for millennia through elements of Shinrin-yoku, or “Forest Bathing”.   We pair this therapeutic experience with ground-breaking scientific knowledge that trees communicate, share resources, experience pain, and have memories. As highlighted in the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, 30 years of research by Dr. Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia provides evidence that trees communicate and share resources, cooperating in ways never thought possible. Reconnect with the Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir gentle giants who were just seedlings in this vast Canadian wilderness in the 1,300’s at the end of the medieval time period while the bubonic plague raged in Europe and the Aztecs first arrived in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Makes you feel a little insignificant, doesn’t it? Maybe you’ll realize that you subconsciously rely on them even more than you know, and there’s much more going on than meets the eye. The trees have secrets to tell…. If you listen.

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3.5 hours
  • Either morning or afternoon sessions offered
  • Guests must provide own transport- a portion of the Experience takes place a 25 minute drive from Kaslo (let us know if this is a problem and we will see what we can do!)
  • Physical Challenge Rating: medium
  • Held outdoors
  • Good footwear suggested
  • Come prepared for heat, bugs, sun, and rain 

 What’s Included:

  • Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
  • Full experience led by experience leaders

Booking Info

  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • 12 persons max (from one or multiple groups)*
  • Price: Adult: $50 plus GST/ Youth 12-16: $35 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.

 

 

Aug
22
Thu
Herbalist For A Day
Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Gather and transform nature’s gifts into joy and health by creating a medicinal salve to take home.

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Experience Description:

Connect with your ancestral roots and get back to nature. Literally. Learn how to forage sustainably from our wild forests to extract herbal medicines our wild spaces have to offer. The adventure begins with a foraging wildcraft walk along the north shore of Kootenay lake where you will learn what plants grow where, why, and what benefits they can provide for our health.  Depending on the season we will harvest anything from dandelions and nettle, to St. John’s wort and calendula flowers. After a quick journey to the lake-side homestead near Johnston’s Landing, BC you can relax, tour the garden, and enjoy a snack before learning how to process our harvest into magic.  We will then create a medicinal salve for you to take home.  Come with all your herbal medicinal questions and if you have a specific ailment you are looking for information on, we can cater to that too!

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 2.5 hours
  • 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Experience located a beautiful 55 minute drive north from Kaslo at Johnson’s Landing, BC
  • Transportation not included
  • This is an outdoor experience. Come prepared for heat, bugs, and weather.
  • Level of fitness required: low-medium
  • Limited cell range between Kaslo and Johnson’s Landing

What’s Included:

  • All ingredients and containers for salve
  • Fully guided experience by a Certified Herbal Practitioner
  • Snacks and drinks (sourced locally)

Booking Info:

  • suitable for families with kids ages 5 and up
  • maximum of 8 people per event*
  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • Pricing: $65/adult, $40/youth, $25/child plus GST
*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see Small Print.

 

About Breanne Hope, Experience Provider

Breanne Hope is a graduate of the College of the Rockies certified herbal practitioner program and a student of aromatherapy with the Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies. She lives on a homestead on the Northeast shore of Kootenay Lake with her husband, daughter and animal children.

Raised on Vancouver Island by an active outdoorsy family, her passion for nature and its gifts run deep. This passion is an asset to her rural life and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and empowering others to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. You will enjoy her open, honest personality and hands on approach to teaching.

Experiences:

Herbalist for a Day

Aug
23
Fri
Life of a Tree
Aug 23 all-day

A scientific and spiritual walk amongst the trees- it’s OK to hug a tree!

Come join us for a walk in the forest you will never forget, amongst giants of another time. Learn a tree’s story, up close and personal. Combining elements of therapeutic “Forest bathing” with modern science, you will experience firsthand why these giants live successfully on our earth, and why we feel so good when we are amongst them.   Philosopher and mountaineer John Muir wrote, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Now more than ever, modern science is telling us this is actually true…

Book Now

Experience a forest with all your senses in a slow and deliberate manner, letting the forest wash over you as the Japanese have practiced for millennia through elements of Shinrin-yoku, or “Forest Bathing”.   We pair this therapeutic experience with ground-breaking scientific knowledge that trees communicate, share resources, experience pain, and have memories. As highlighted in the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, 30 years of research by Dr. Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia provides evidence that trees communicate and share resources, cooperating in ways never thought possible. Reconnect with the Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir gentle giants who were just seedlings in this vast Canadian wilderness in the 1,300’s at the end of the medieval time period while the bubonic plague raged in Europe and the Aztecs first arrived in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Makes you feel a little insignificant, doesn’t it? Maybe you’ll realize that you subconsciously rely on them even more than you know, and there’s much more going on than meets the eye. The trees have secrets to tell…. If you listen.

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3.5 hours
  • Either morning or afternoon sessions offered
  • Guests must provide own transport- a portion of the Experience takes place a 25 minute drive from Kaslo (let us know if this is a problem and we will see what we can do!)
  • Physical Challenge Rating: medium
  • Held outdoors
  • Good footwear suggested
  • Come prepared for heat, bugs, sun, and rain 

 What’s Included:

  • Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
  • Full experience led by experience leaders

Booking Info

  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • 12 persons max (from one or multiple groups)*
  • Price: Adult: $50 plus GST/ Youth 12-16: $35 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.

 

 

Herbalist For A Day
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Gather and transform nature’s gifts into joy and health by creating a medicinal salve to take home.

Book Now

Experience Description:

Connect with your ancestral roots and get back to nature. Literally. Learn how to forage sustainably from our wild forests to extract herbal medicines our wild spaces have to offer. The adventure begins with a foraging wildcraft walk along the north shore of Kootenay lake where you will learn what plants grow where, why, and what benefits they can provide for our health.  Depending on the season we will harvest anything from dandelions and nettle, to St. John’s wort and calendula flowers. After a quick journey to the lake-side homestead near Johnston’s Landing, BC you can relax, tour the garden, and enjoy a snack before learning how to process our harvest into magic.  We will then create a medicinal salve for you to take home.  Come with all your herbal medicinal questions and if you have a specific ailment you are looking for information on, we can cater to that too!

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 2.5 hours
  • 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Experience located a beautiful 55 minute drive north from Kaslo at Johnson’s Landing, BC
  • Transportation not included
  • This is an outdoor experience. Come prepared for heat, bugs, and weather.
  • Level of fitness required: low-medium
  • Limited cell range between Kaslo and Johnson’s Landing

What’s Included:

  • All ingredients and containers for salve
  • Fully guided experience by a Certified Herbal Practitioner
  • Snacks and drinks (sourced locally)

Booking Info:

  • suitable for families with kids ages 5 and up
  • maximum of 8 people per event*
  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • Pricing: $65/adult, $40/youth, $25/child plus GST
*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see Small Print.

 

About Breanne Hope, Experience Provider

Breanne Hope is a graduate of the College of the Rockies certified herbal practitioner program and a student of aromatherapy with the Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies. She lives on a homestead on the Northeast shore of Kootenay Lake with her husband, daughter and animal children.

Raised on Vancouver Island by an active outdoorsy family, her passion for nature and its gifts run deep. This passion is an asset to her rural life and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and empowering others to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. You will enjoy her open, honest personality and hands on approach to teaching.

Experiences:

Herbalist for a Day

Aug
24
Sat
Acoustic Forest Walk-Last Light
Aug 24 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am

Enter one of nature’s spiritual places for a natural and musical acoustic forest walk at dusk.

Acoustic….raw, real, natural. The evening light that softly filters through the forest is gradually replaced by twilight and near silence. It is now quiet time in the forest…or is it? Let your senses guide you through this experience from start to end; close your eyes, breathe, listen, feel, be silent…..and you will be rewarded with a heightened awareness of the coolness in the air, humidity you can taste, and with natural and musical acoustic sounds near and far.

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“It is in the still silence of nature that one will find true bliss.”

– J.J.C

There something truly magical about a sunset that folds itself into twilight before darkness. Join us to explore this time of day in a slow deliberate fashion, letting your senses guide you through one of the West Kootenay’s sacred forests. Let your senses of feel and hearing take over as slow darkness falls on the forest and be reminded of what acoustic really means: raw, real, natural. Immerse yourself in the forest in quiet reflection, and have a small taste of Vipassana, the simple meditation technique of being silent—the forest will decide what will be offered. A snack and hot drink will be served to seduce yet another of your senses. Your evening experience will culminate when the forest comes to life and silence becomes sweet sound, with music from a local singer/songwriter wafting through the trees…

Details/Good to Know:

  • Meet time: 5:00 pm (time may vary depending on time of year)
  • Length of time: 2.5 hours
  • Physical Challenge Rating: medium
  • Held outdoors
  • Good footwear suggested
  • Come prepared for cool evenings, bugs, and rain

What’s Included:

  • Snacks and hot drink (locally prepared)
  • full experience led by an experience leader
  • ½ hr live acoustic musical performance

Booking Info:

  • 12 persons max *
  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • Price: Adult: $60 plus GST / Youth 12-16: $45 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.

About Diemm, Experience Collaborator

 
Diemm plays for that one note, that one resonant chord that opens a cascade of ‘yes’ inside you. She plays harp and sings. Her harp strings weave dense landscapes of rhythm and melody. Her voice is a bell, ringing you home.
 
Diemm’s first album ‘Ten Thousand Miracles in a Roomful of Regrets’ launched September 2018 in the genre of Chamber Folk.  Diemm is the artist name of Dawna McLennan. She’s performed previously under the name HarpPixie Trio, playing House Concerts and Cafes around BC, and on festival stages like Starbelly Jam, Salmon Arm R&B,Tiny Lights Festival. She’s been awarded grants from FACTOR Canada, Creative BC and Columbia Basin Trust, to pursue her musical visions.
 
Diemm’s concerts blur the line between performance and transformational offering. As a workshop leader and as a performer, Diemm holds hands with the Muse and bows to the power of music to align and illuminate. You’ll leave lighter, clearer, and more inspired than when you walked in, as though you’ve sprouted wings.
 


Diemm has the incredible ability to discuss heavy, sad, or even complicated topics in a manner that makes them sound light.’ ~Alana Ballantyne, Two Story Melody


‘Diemm sings a lot of otherworldly melodies that sound as if they might’ve been inspired by Indian ragas or Punjabi folk songs. And the spoken word pieces work because Dawna is a truly expressive raconteur‘. ~ Roots Music Canada

Live Video, Song ‘Want To Want To’

Live Video, Poem ‘Mythmaker’  

Ten Thousand Miracles Album on Spotify  

Visit www.diemm.ca for links, videos, and to join her mailing list.    

Experiences

Bats so Cool!
Aug 24 @ 3:00 am – 5:30 am

Become a citizen scientist for an evening and learn how to “see” and count bats on the shore of the Kootenay Lake.

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Join us for an evening of science and discovery, nocturnal style.  Become a citizen scientist for the evening and monitor a bat roost (where they rest during the day and raise their young) in Kaslo Bay as part of the Kootenay Community Bat Project.  In the twilight, you will safely watch and experience the bats feeding on insects on the bay, demonstrating their amazing hunting skills and learn why bats are truly extraordinary and unique creatures.  But bats are difficult to see, and even harder to hear, right?  In fact, humans can’t hear their calls at all, but we will show you how you can actually “hear” them, and you will be amazed at what happens outside your window at night without you even realizing.  The night is loud for those who listen…..

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3 hours
  • 8 pm-11:00 pm
  • Physical Challenge Rating: low
  • Families welcome with children over 10
  • Held outdoors
  • Come prepared for cold, wind
  • This experience is weather dependant, and may be cancelled or postponed due to rainy or cloudy conditions

What’s Included:

  • Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
  • Headlamps
  • Bat monitoring equipment
  • Fully guided experience

Booking Info:

  • 12 persons max*
  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • Price: Adult: $45 plus GST |  Youth 10-16: $30 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.

Herbalist For A Day
Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Gather and transform nature’s gifts into joy and health by creating a medicinal salve to take home.

Book Now

Experience Description:

Connect with your ancestral roots and get back to nature. Literally. Learn how to forage sustainably from our wild forests to extract herbal medicines our wild spaces have to offer. The adventure begins with a foraging wildcraft walk along the north shore of Kootenay lake where you will learn what plants grow where, why, and what benefits they can provide for our health.  Depending on the season we will harvest anything from dandelions and nettle, to St. John’s wort and calendula flowers. After a quick journey to the lake-side homestead near Johnston’s Landing, BC you can relax, tour the garden, and enjoy a snack before learning how to process our harvest into magic.  We will then create a medicinal salve for you to take home.  Come with all your herbal medicinal questions and if you have a specific ailment you are looking for information on, we can cater to that too!

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 2.5 hours
  • 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Experience located a beautiful 55 minute drive north from Kaslo at Johnson’s Landing, BC
  • Transportation not included
  • This is an outdoor experience. Come prepared for heat, bugs, and weather.
  • Level of fitness required: low-medium
  • Limited cell range between Kaslo and Johnson’s Landing

What’s Included:

  • All ingredients and containers for salve
  • Fully guided experience by a Certified Herbal Practitioner
  • Snacks and drinks (sourced locally)

Booking Info:

  • suitable for families with kids ages 5 and up
  • maximum of 8 people per event*
  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • Pricing: $65/adult, $40/youth, $25/child plus GST
*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see Small Print.

 

About Breanne Hope, Experience Provider

Breanne Hope is a graduate of the College of the Rockies certified herbal practitioner program and a student of aromatherapy with the Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies. She lives on a homestead on the Northeast shore of Kootenay Lake with her husband, daughter and animal children.

Raised on Vancouver Island by an active outdoorsy family, her passion for nature and its gifts run deep. This passion is an asset to her rural life and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and empowering others to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. You will enjoy her open, honest personality and hands on approach to teaching.

Experiences:

Herbalist for a Day

Aug
25
Sun
Life of a Tree
Aug 25 all-day

A scientific and spiritual walk amongst the trees- it’s OK to hug a tree!

Come join us for a walk in the forest you will never forget, amongst giants of another time. Learn a tree’s story, up close and personal. Combining elements of therapeutic “Forest bathing” with modern science, you will experience firsthand why these giants live successfully on our earth, and why we feel so good when we are amongst them.   Philosopher and mountaineer John Muir wrote, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Now more than ever, modern science is telling us this is actually true…

Book Now

Experience a forest with all your senses in a slow and deliberate manner, letting the forest wash over you as the Japanese have practiced for millennia through elements of Shinrin-yoku, or “Forest Bathing”.   We pair this therapeutic experience with ground-breaking scientific knowledge that trees communicate, share resources, experience pain, and have memories. As highlighted in the book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, 30 years of research by Dr. Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia provides evidence that trees communicate and share resources, cooperating in ways never thought possible. Reconnect with the Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir gentle giants who were just seedlings in this vast Canadian wilderness in the 1,300’s at the end of the medieval time period while the bubonic plague raged in Europe and the Aztecs first arrived in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). Makes you feel a little insignificant, doesn’t it? Maybe you’ll realize that you subconsciously rely on them even more than you know, and there’s much more going on than meets the eye. The trees have secrets to tell…. If you listen.

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3.5 hours
  • Either morning or afternoon sessions offered
  • Guests must provide own transport- a portion of the Experience takes place a 25 minute drive from Kaslo (let us know if this is a problem and we will see what we can do!)
  • Physical Challenge Rating: medium
  • Held outdoors
  • Good footwear suggested
  • Come prepared for heat, bugs, sun, and rain 

 What’s Included:

  • Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
  • Full experience led by experience leaders

Booking Info

  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • 12 persons max (from one or multiple groups)*
  • Price: Adult: $50 plus GST/ Youth 12-16: $35 plus GST

*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.