Sea to Sky Agrologist Field Trip
Including Tours of the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery, Backcountry Brewing and Brackendale Eagles
Date: Saturday January 27th, 2018 REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED!
Time: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Come and join us for a Sea to Sky Agrologist Field Trip! This fun filled day will be packed with activity and delicious food and drink. It includes: a tour and talk at the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery; a tour, beer tasting and lunch at Backcountry Brewery: and finally, an opportunity to view the bald eagles who visit Brackendale Provincial Park to feed on the prolific runs of chum salmon.
A chartered bus will pick us up at the Waterfront Skytrain Station and take us directly to the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery just outside of Squamish. The hatchery focuses on enhancing coho, pink, chum and chinook salmon stocks in the Squamish River watershed and by doing so, also helps to maintain the local population of bald eagles. While at the hatchery we will receive a short informative talk and get the opportunity to participate in a self-guided tour of the facility.
Our next stop on the tour will be Backcountry Brewing for a brewery tour, beer tasting and to enjoy a delicious lunch. Brewery tours will occur in groups of 10 and will include a tasting flight of four 5oz tasters after the tour. While the other members are on tour, the remainder will enjoy a delicious selection of appetizers. Lunch will be served family style and will be a selection of Backcountry Brewing’s woodfired pizzas.
Our last stop on the tour will be Brackendale Provincial Park “Eagle Run” viewing shelter. Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park lies in the Squamish River watershed within the rugged terrain of the Coast mountains. As the Squamish River drains through the Pacific Ranges to the coast, it has carved a deep low-level valley which has long been recognized as one of the most significant areas of wintering bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in North America. While here, we will have an opportunity to view the eagles in their natural habitat and speak with one of the volunteer interpreters stationed at Eagle Run Park. Remember to bring your binoculars!
After our full day of excitement, the chartered bus will bring us home to Waterfront SkyTrain Station.
MEETING LOCATION The bus will meet us at the Vancouver Waterfront SkyTrain Station.
ITINERARY 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Check in at meeting location and board the bus
- 9:00 am: Bus departs for Squamish
- 10:30 am – 11:45 am: Arrive at the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery
- 11:45 am – 1:30 pm: Board the bus and head to Backcountry Brewing for lunch and a tour
- 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Enjoy the eagles at the Eagle Run viewing shelter
- 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Head back to the bus drop off location and board the bus
- 2:45 pm: Bus departs for Vancouver
COST BCIA member: $40
BCIA member’s guest (non-member): $80
Space is limited. Please sign-up early to avoid disappointment!
* 72 hours cancellation notice is required or full payment will be charged ($80)
Phone registration & payment: call BC Toll Free: 1-877-855-9291 or (250) 380-9292
Registration deadline extended to Tuesday, January 23 , 2018
ADDITIONAL DETAILS Please note that some portions of this event will be outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather including bringing umbrellas, if it is raining. You are also encouraged to bring a camera or binoculars to enhance the eagle viewing experience.
Questions can be directed to: PD-Vancouver@email.bcia.com