Waterton Flower Festival: New Activities - Gateway Gazette

Waterton Flower Festival: New Activities

By Contributor

May 14

Come discover why Waterton is the Wildflower Capital of Canada!

We invite you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta and 20 are only found in Waterton.

Check out these new activities just added to the Flower Festival (June 13 – 18, 2019):

  • Bear Safety Talk + Q&A (~20 min) (SAT)
    • Learn about Scat Belts and why you should always carry bear spray.
  • Better Breathing! (FRI)
    • Learn how to return to your natural state of correct breathing with some simple, gentle yoga postures.
  • Celebration of Wildflowers – Aerial Performance (THU, MON)
    • A spirited aerial dance celebration of Waterton’s wildflowers by local acrobat Sasha Galitzki.
  • Conserving Canada’s Birds (SAT)
    • Birds are one of the most conspicuous and captivating groups of animals in nature. They are a good subject matter for sparking people’s interest in the natural world.
  • Introduction to Birding (SAT)
    • Learn about Waterton’s local birds, how to find and identify birds by sight and sound.
  • Macro Wildflower Photography (SAT)
    • Talk with tips for wildflower photography.
  • The Magic of Encaustic
    • Learn about beeswax’s possibilities and versatility.
  • Wildflowers from Horseback (SUN)
    • What could be more fun than riding a horse and flower watching? No riding experience necessary.
  • 40 Years a Biosphere Reserve
    • Introduction & walk to discover the changes after 40 years of cooperating.
  • Free Live Performances (SAT)
    • 11:00 – 13:00 Alice Tinordi plays French and other European music on the accordion. Location Pearls Café.
      14:00 – 16:00 Herky Cutler, singer songwriter (rock, blues, country and more) will entertain you at Trappers Mountain Grill.

Book your seat here.

To see the rest of the program click here.

More information on the Wild Flower Festival here.

 

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