Photos of the Week

There has been lots to do this winter if you don’t mind the snow. It has been one of the best ski and snowboard seasons in recent history, with snowpack above average.

Whether it is enjoying the local ski hill at Baldy Mountain Resort, or snowshoeing closer to home, winter on the mountain can be a lot of fun!

Photos by: Jackie Dings, Michelle Carty, Kaven Tremblay, Brenda Arychuk, Debbie Dundass, and Sandra Newfield

Things to do

Attention outdoor enthusiasts…the popular Meadowlark Nature Festival will be selling tickets April 5th!

Last year, the “Snakes Alive” event was very popular with residents on Anarchist Mountain.

Tours can sell out fast. Check out what the festival has in store here so you can get tickets for the events you don’t want to miss. Add the event to your calendar!

Since 1998, Meadowlark Nature Festival has presented interactive, multi-disciplinary events that explore and celebrate the spectacular natural environment of the Okanagan Similkameen. Taking participants from Canada’s unique desert environment in the south, to the alpine meadows high above the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, the Festival connects people with nature, engaging and inspiring them to protect the unique habitats and species of this region and indeed our planet.

Meadowlark Festival is geared to appeal to a wide cross-section of people and interests, and so events include canoe trips, guided hikes, film screenings, Aboriginal culture, inspirational speakers, bird watching tours, back-country horseback riding, geological tours, astronomy events, art exhibitions, photography, writing and painting workshops, historic hikes and more. There is truly something for everyone! Each event is led by an expert in their field such as a biologist, botanist, historian, geologist, naturalist, aboriginal knowledge keeper, astronomer, herpetologist, artist, etc. and groups are kept small so participants get an informative and entertaining, up-close-and-personal, one-on-one experience.

Meadowlark Nature Festival is the flagship event presented each year by the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA), a registered non-profit, charitable organization.