Conference Field Trips
Friday May 25
11:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Bus Tour: Sandon and New Denver
Join us for an afternoon of exploring the classic ghost town of Sandon. Silver-lead ore brought European settlers to the Slocan Valley in the late 1800s. In its heyday, 260 mines led to villages swelling with prospectors and hangers-on in the mining region known as the “Silvery Slocan”. After the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941, thousands of Nikkei—Canadians of Japanese descent—were forcibly moved to camps in the B.C. Interior and the Prairies. Their story is told at the Nikkei Interment Memorial Centre in New Denver, which is now a National Historic Site.
This tour is scheduled for 6 hours, including transportation and lunch.
11:00 pm – 1:00 – Walking Tour: Downtown Nakusp Heritage Tour and Historic Cemetery
Downtown Nakusp Heritage Tour and Historic Cemetery with Rosemarie Parent and Marilyn Taylor.
$10 tour fee.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Book Fair
Shop for books by local authors at the historic Centennial Building.
Fee: the price of books.
Saturday May 26
12:30 pm – 4:00 noon – Tour One: Trout Lake and Historic Halcyon Hot Springs
12:30 pm – 1:40, 2:40, or 4:00pm – Bus to Nakusp Hot Springs
$20 tour fee.
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Hike to Nakusp Hot Springs
Hike to Nakusp Hot Springs, visit source, see Kuskanax Falls and Covered Bridge, soak in pool. With Kyle Kusch, Bianca Neidhardt and BCHF.
8 km hike from town to hot springs with minimal elevation gain.