Ecotours – BC is a grass roots outdoor adventure guide service offering truly Canadian wilderness experiences. Situated in the heart of one of the most unique and diverse areas on earth, the Quesnel Lake watershed drains over 12,000 sq km of land that has it’s own unique micro-climatic zone on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountains. Experience it first hand with experienced knowledgeable guides. We are often joined by local experts, people recognized nationally in their fields of expertise whether it be entomology, botany, biology or bryology. Whether you come for the sheer pleasure of observing nature and life in this unique ecosystem, or whether you are a novice or amateur naturalist or a research expert, you will find much to challenge your interests when you join us on our ecotours.
The Quesnel Lake watershed area includes a unique cross section of biogeoclimatic zones, which make it a rare and interesting nature study. The region runs the gamut from Old Growth interior cedar – hemlock to Engelmann spruce – subalpine forests, and including northern spruce, willow and birch of the subalpine zones and alpine tundra of the high mountains. This results in a very mixed climate ranging from cool, wet winters, and summers which are generally warm and dry, to long, cold winters and short, cool, growing seasons in portions of the area. Consequently this cross section also creates an unusually productive area for plant and animal life. It makes the wetlands a particularly rich staging area and home habitat for a varied and numerous bird population.
Our Adventure Packages
- The Bear Whisperer
- Mountain High Adventure
- Birding in the Cariboo Mountains
- Winter Adventure Package
The season is May to November. Minimum two guests per trip.
Note: Ecotours – BC packages are all inclusive from Williams Lake arrival point. Please see individual package notes for special inclusions. We also offer custom packages of longer or shorter duration and tailored to the itineraries of individuals or groups.