The Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Alliance is offering three great opportunities for the public to learn more about South Okanagan wildlife…

  • A public Bird Migration Day at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory (VLBO) Sunday September 25th from 9 am to noon. The public is invited to stop in for an opportunity to see birds being banded, go on a guided walk with nature interpreters, and learn about birds and bird migration. The site is rustic with uneven terrain and narrow pathways (not wheelchair accessible). There is a portable washroom on site. Parking is available on the west side of Hwy 97 at the kiosk parking lot just south of the site or at a roadside pull-out just north of the site.
  • Two public ‘Save Our Salmon’ events in October. The public are invited to celebrate the return of sockeye salmon coming home after a 6000-kilometre journey to the ocean and back. Short talks and displays will explore the sockeye salmon life cycle and the successful work that’s being done to restore salmon spawning habitats. 
OLIVER - Saturday October 15th - 1 to 3 pm - Oliver Okanagan River Restoration site (5 minutes north of Oliver, accessed via a 15-minute walk from the Oliver Visitors Centre)

PENTICTON - Saturday October 22nd - 1 to 3 pm - Okanagan River Channel, Penticton (Parking available on Riverside Drive.)

For more information contact Jayme Friedt at