FSC GA 2017 Field Trips


Trips to FSC-certified operation

  1. Cranbrook, British Columbia
    Duration: 3 Days (15-17 October)
    Host: Canfor
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Fly to Cranbrook and visit the forest site to see restoration and operations.
    Day 2: Visit forest sites to see harvesting, a high conservation value forest and tour the FSC CoC certified Pulp Mill.
    Day 3: Flight to Vancouver or other destination.
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$480 per person (flights and extra meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 10 and maximum 30 people
    Registration
  2.  Washington State Forest and Green Building Tour
    Duration: 3 Days (6-8 October)
    Host: Brad Kahn
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Flight to Seattle, own transport to hotel
    Day 2: Visit Cedar River Watershed, Cougar Mountain Forest and Bullitt Center
    Day 3: Flight to Vancouver
    Difficulty: Low-moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$670 per person (flights and extra meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 40 and maximum 52 people
  3. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve
    Duration: 1 Day (7 October or 16 October)
    Host: Haliburton Forest
    Itinerary:
    8am: Leave hotel in Toronto
    11am-2pm: Forest tour with lunch
    2pm-5pm: Sustainable wood tour
    5pm: Leave forest
    6pm-7:30pm: Dinner
    9:30pm: Arrive back at the hotel
    Difficulty: Low-moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$140 per person (flights and extra meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people
  4. Windsor Mill and Forestland Tour
    Duration: 3 Days (15-17 October or 6-8 October)
    Host: Domtar
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Travel from Montreal to Sherbrooke and overnight at the Delta Hotel.
    Day 2: Safety orientation and meeting at Windsor Mill. Visit the forest to observe operations. Complete the day with a mill tour in the afternoon and dinner with Domtar Mill management.
    Day 3: Travel back to Montreal and enjoy a few hours in the city before departure in the afternoon or evening.
    Difficulty: Low
    Fees: Approximately CAN$365 per person (flights and extra meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people

Other field trips:

  1. Ancient Forest Tour
    Duration: 1 Day (8 October)
    Host: The Ancient Forest Alliance, Ken Wu
    Itinerary: The Ancient Forest Alliance will guide participants to Stanley Park along some of the most spectacular old-growth trails in the park, the Tatlow and Lovers Trails where 14 feet wide, 800-year-old red cedars still stand.
    Difficulty: Low
    Fees: Approximately CAN$20 per person (meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people
  2. Bike Tour of Olympic Village, Green Building and Brewery
    Duration: 1 Day (7 October or 8 October or 14 October)
    Itinerary: This tour involves travelling to three different locations by bicycle
    Location 1: Olympic Village including the district energy system, reclaimed intertidal zone, green building tour and the Salt Buildings.
    Location 2: False Creek Flats South/Great Northern Way including a history of the area, the City’s greening efforts and green building tour options.
    Location 3: Granville Island including historic buildings, a distillery and brewery tour and operational sustainability strategies in action.
    Difficulty: Low-moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$110 per person (extra meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people
  3. Tall Timber Building Tour
    Duration: 1 Day (7 October or 14 October)
    Itinerary:
    8:30am: Leave hotel and travel by bus to the University of British Columbia
    9am: Tour of the campus and the many buildings that display the variety of wood design on campus
    12pm: Lunch
    1pm: Museum of Anthropology tour with emphasis on First Nations
    2pm: Travel back to the hotel
    Difficulty: Low
    Fees: Approximately CAN$60 per person (meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people
  4. Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
    Duration: 1 Day (14 October)
    Itinerary (to be confirmed):
    8am: Leave hotel and travel by bus to the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest
    9am-12pm: Operations tour
    12pm-1pm: Lunch
    1pm-4pm: Research tour
    4pm: Return to hotel
    Difficulty: Low-moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$100 per person (extra meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 10 and maximum 30 people
  5. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tree Top Tour
    Duration: 1 Day (7 October or 14 October)
    Host: Ecotrust Canada
    Itinerary:
    9am: Take bus from downtown Vancouver
    10am: Arrive at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    1pm: Lunch
    2:30pm: Return bus
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$90 per person (meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people
  6. Cheakamus Community Forest and Whistler Village
    Duration: 3 Days (14-16 October or 15-17 October)
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Bus trip from the hotel to the Community Forest and day tour of the forest including selection harvesting mimicking natural disturbance ecology, recreational management and community fire proofing.
    Day 2: Recreational day in Whistler.
    Day 3: Transport back to Vancouver.
    Difficulty: Low-moderate
    Fees: Approximately CAN$400 per person (extra meals and leisure activities not included)
    Participants: Minimum 10 and maximum 30 people
  7. Vancouver Island East Coast Tour
    Duration: 3 Days (14-16 October or 13-17 October)
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Travel by bus to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. Ferry ride to Vancouver Island. Tour of the Harmac Pulp Mill in Namaimo.
    Day 2: Cathedral Grove forest tour. Lunch in Port Alberni. Tour of Greenmax (smallholder) woodlot and forest management practices. BBQ at Rathtrevor Provincial Park.
    Day 3: Drive to Nanaimo and take a scenic float plane flight back.
    Difficulty: Low
    Fees: Approximately CAN$400 per person (meals not included)
    Participants: Minimum 20 and maximum 30 people

Self-guided field trips:

  1. Western Vancouver Island
    Description: We suggest taking 3-4 days to complete this trip. At the Western Edge of Vancouver Island, Tofino and Ucluelet offer an amazing west coast outdoor experience, including a local artist community, Tofino Botanical Gardens, Eco Rainforest Retreat and the Hesquiaht First Nation School.
    Fee: CAN$700-CAN$1200
  2. Hiking trips
    Description: A few possible hikes in local mountains including Mount Seymour, Cypress Falls and Lynn Valley.
    Fee: No charge other than the costs of public transport/taxi.
    For more information on the self-guided trips, please contact Orrin Quinn at o.quinn@ca.fsc.org