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Wild Mushroom Tours

2021 Dates to be announced in July 2021.

Get in touch with us to get on the registrations list!

 

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 an autumn 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 of the Monashee.

Our wild mushroom tours are held in the autumn every year depart Vernon at 9 am and return by 5 pm.

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.

 

CONTACT US TO REGISTER

Tour Cost Per Person

$75 plus GST.  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 full payment, which is due within 7 days of tour date.

SCHEDULE – meet in Vernon at 9:00 am and return by 5:00 pm. Participants will travel in their own vehicles at this time.

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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 group. Cost is $510 + GST for up to 10 people. Additional participants are $40+GST each, with a maximum of 14 attendees. Groups larger than 14, please inquire for a custom quote.  Please contact us to determine dates, times and specific requirements for a private Okanagan Wild Mushroom Tour for your group or organization.

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

 

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

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

 

Dates for Autumn 2021 to be announced in July 2021.

Our mushroom tour dates will be released in late July when we will have a better idea of what the autumn mushroom season might look like.  Each year differs, but you can anticipate tour dates in late September to end of October (ish) when it is no longer hot and dry.

 

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