FSC GA 2017 Field Trips


Please note that the deadline to register for field trips is 18 August

Trips to FSC-certified operations

  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration

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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  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
    Registration
  8. Boreal Plains Forest Tour, Alberta
    Duration:
    4 Days (2-5 October)
    Host:
    Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Arrive Edmonton, Alberta and bus to Lac La Biche with a reception at 5pm
    Day 2: Field Tour followed by an evening cultural event
    Day 3: Field Tour
    Day 4: Morning departure back to Edmonton
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
    Fees: 
    Approximately CAN$350 per person based on double occupancy for 3 nights’ hotel (flights not included)
    Participants:
    40 people maximum
    Field Tours include an overview of the forest regulatory system in Canada, Boreal Plains Forest and Communities, Strategic and Operational Planning, Silviculture, Reclamation and Restoration, Integrated Landscape Management, Ecosystem-based Management, High Conservation Values, Natural Disturbances Model, and Research and Monitoring.
    Please contact the following to receive a detailed itinerary or more information: Alexander Kostenko at akostenko@wwf.ru or Cristine Tugova at cristine.delamer@gmail.com
    Registration

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