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Sinclair Canyon Ramble

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Join geologist Bill Ayrton and Parks Canada educator Deborah Griffith for a ramble along Sinclair Canyon.

Explore the geological and natural features along this historic canyon route, which links the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia Valley.

From hot springs to hoodoos, fault lines to iconic wildlife, this is a fun daylong exploration with lots of diversity. Come explore this canyon gateway to Kootenay National park, a World Heritage site and help us celebrate Parks Canada’s 100 years of conservation!

Highlights include:

  • An moderate hike along the Juniper Trail along the rim of the fascinating Sinclair Canyon
  • A geological transect of the Rocky Mountains and the Redwall Fault which marks the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountain Trench
  • The interesting history of Kootenay National Park and its unique flora and fauna
  • A scenic interpretative hike down the new Sinclair Creek Trail highlighting the silts and hoodoos of ancient glacial Lake Windermere
  • Stopping for lunch at the Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery

Date: Thursday May 10,
Time: 9:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Kootenay National Park

To Register go to Wings Over the Rockies