Wild Mushroom Tours

Lepista nuda, or Blewit, near Lumby, BC

Clitocybe nuda, or Blewit, near Lumby, BC

Whether you’re a modern day druid, an edible wild mushroom connoisseur, or just enjoy a walk in the woods, come out for a day of wild-mushroom hunting in the Okanagan.  As an introduction to mushroom identification, we will visit two local organic farms to find some of the more common, delectable species, and then head out into the wild forests East of Vernon.

Our wild mushroom tours depart Vernon at 9 am and return by 4 pm. Transportation is included.

Please note, this is not a mushroom picking tour, but a great way to learn the basics about mushrooms, and how to use an identification guidebook.

 

 

Tour Cost Per Person

$75 including guiding & transport to the Lumby valley from the Vernon Tourist Information Centre (3004-39th Ave) in downtown Vernon BC – and back again.  For children aged 5-10, cost is $20 per child.  FREE for children 4 and under.

DISCOUNTS: 10% for groups of 3-5; 15% for 6 or more. No individual payments please.

REGISTRATION only valid if accompanied by a deposit of $60.  Balance is due within 7 days of tour date.

SCHEDULE – meet at the Vernon Tourist Information Centre (3004-39th ave) at 9:00 am and return by 4:00 pm.

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The aromatic Woodland Agaricus or, Agaricus silvicola.

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Golden Pholiota or, Pholiota aurivella near Echo Lake BC

Private Tours

Private mushroom tours can be arranged for your school group, family, work colleagues, or other.  Please contact us to determine dates, times, specific requirements and pricing for a private Okanagan Wild Mushroom Tour for your group or organization.

Don’t forget to bring your camera for these photogenic fungi!

Dates for 2016

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The agaric, Amanita muscaria, mid-August, Peel River, Yukon Territory

  • September 18
  • September 25
  • October 8
  • October 23
  • October 30

 

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Shaggy Parasol mushroom. With the right education, harvesting fall’s bounty is a great activity to do with kids.