Sep
23
Mon
Life of a Tree
Sep 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…

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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.

 

 

Sep
24
Tue
Live Jazz – Doug & Melody @ The Library Lounge
Sep 24 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Live Jazz with Doug (guitar) & Melody (vocals)

Welcome to Alpine Nirvana
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Experience a tailored, behind the scenes tour of Kaslo, “the loveliest village in British Columbia,” full of stories, anecdotes, and laughs, hosted by author, artist, musician, and broadcaster, Randy Morse.

 

As the world grows ever more crowded and stressful, lovely small towns like Kaslo — a village full of Victorian charm and quirky, colourful, creative characters, surrounded by spectacular Nature — are becoming rarer all the time. Visitors delight in the local shops, marvel at the lake and mountains. But few really get to know the place — its nooks and crannies, its eccentric, resilient residents and their favourite haunts. Well, here’s an opportunity to do something about that — to learn, first-hand, what life is really like in Alpine Nirvana!

Warning: after this tour you may not want to leave!

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Experience Description:

Join your host, Kaslo raconteur Randy Morse, as he grants you an intimate look at what life is really like in Alpine Nirvana — the name he minted for his hometown, on his long-running Kootenay Co-op Radio show, Radio Free Kaslo. If you’ve ever wanted to know what makes a small-town tick, this is your chance! Based on your interests, Randy will tailor a tour for you — it may involve a stroll around town, meeting some interesting locals, sampling some local food and/or beverages, or even a non-strenuous hike along a beach or shady forest trail. Regardless of the activities you choose, he’ll regale you with tales of what it’s like to live in a small, isolated village in the 21st century. By the end of your tour, you’ll have become an honorary Kaslovian — and be proud of it!

Details/Good to Know:

  • Length of time: 3 hours
  • Physical challenge rating: Low to Medium (depending on your choice of activity)
  • Food, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase
  • Families welcome with kids over the age of 8

What’s Included:

  • Tailored and guided tour of Kaslo—anecdotes, conversation, and plenty of laughs!

Booking Info:

  • 8 persons max*
  • Please contact us for private or special group bookings
  • Pricing: $50/person plus GST, kids ages 8-12 free

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

About Randy Morse, Experience Provider

Randy Morse is a hoot. He’s also a Canadian author, broadcaster, artist, publisher, and musician, based in the charming, isolated alpine village of Kaslo, British Columbia.

His published works include The Mountains of Canada, Canada The Mountains, Oregon the Coast, The Naked Mountain, and Man Up. He is the recipient of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s Dalton Camp Award for his writing on democracy and the media, and is currently working on two novels.

Randy’s long-running weekly radio show, Radio Free Kaslo, is enjoyed by listeners across Canada and around the world. He founded the Kaslo Institute, and is Director of Communications for the BC Rural Centre. He’s Media Manager for the world-famous Kaslo Jazz Festival, is in two bands, and lives with his equally accomplished wife, Janet, a dog, two cats, and two of the world’s hardiest goldfish.

Experiences:

Welcome to Alpine Nirvana

Sep
25
Wed
Life of a Tree
Sep 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.

 

 

Live Jazz – Jesse Lee & Rich Rabnett @ The Library Lounge
Sep 25 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Live Jazz with Jesse Lee (bass) & Rich Rabnett (guitar)

Downtown Local Market
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Downtown Local Markets run Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm through to September 25th, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts. Customers can rest assured that they are supporting the local economy as 80% of each vendor’s wares are made locally. In addition all the farmers at this event grow what they sell so you are truly supporting our local food security system which is just one of the EcoSociety’s mandates.

Downtown Local Market
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Downtown Local Markets run Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm through to September 25th, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts. Customers can rest assured that they are supporting the local economy as 80% of each vendor’s wares are made locally. In addition all the farmers at this event grow what they sell so you are truly supporting our local food security system which is just one of the EcoSociety’s mandates.

Sep
26
Thu
Family Date Night at Touchstones Nelson @ Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art & History
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

Bring the whole family to visit Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History for FREE on Thursdays from 4 – 8pm and receive $5 off towards food or drink at the Hume Hotel General Store Restaurant.
Enjoy the two gallery spaces showing. Gallery A is Douglas Bentham: The Tablets – a metal collage sculptural installation and in Gallery B is The Kiltie Band: 100 Year Celebration Exhibit. As well as the second floor permanent exhibit showcasing Nelson and regional history, not to mention the amazing shop featuring over 100 local artisans and authors. Don’t forget the Art Lab an interactive arts area for kids of all ages.

Live Jazz – J Greg Walter @ The Library Lounge
Sep 26 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Live Jazz with J Greg Walter

Herbalist For A Day
Sep 26 @ 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