Guided Foraging Excursion

Wild Walk

Go off-the-beaten trail and discover the edible delights the forest, earth, or sea have to offer

On this adventure you will be guided by one of Bowen’s cherished foodie experts. She will lead you on an educational journey of discovery of the bounty that nature offers where you will learn how to seek out edible plants by the season. You will walk away with awareness about:

• Being able to identify edible plants (and other foodstuffs)
• Where to search
• Assessing quality of the environment
• How to sustainably harvest
• Necessary tools of the trade
• What to cook with your edible treasures

Please be aware these are gentle walks, however, the terrain can be moderately steep in short sections and does have potential tripping hazards such as rocks and roots. There will be occasion to go off-trail.

Stephanie Carruthers

Foraging Guide

Stephanie spends most of her time in the forest finding treasures for her business Wild Foraged.

Lisa Marie Bhattacharya

Foraging Guide

Lisa Marie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Mom, freelance writer and hobby forager. Wandering the forest in search of medicinal or culinary treasures is one of her favourite past-times. Even if there's nothing to bring home she is spiritually refreshed. And if there is a little bounty, well that's always a bit of a thrill.

$75

4 hours

Group size
Min 4/Max 12

Physical level
• Easy walking trails
• Occasion to go off-trail

2018 Dates
Sea: May 6, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Forest: June 2, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mushroom: September 30, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mushroom: October 21, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Itinerary

11:30 a.m.*  Meet at designated location for welcome
11:45 p.m.  Transport to foraging location
12:00 p.m.  Foraging begins
3:15 p.m.  Return transport to Snug Cove

*For day travellers to Bowen Island, it is suggested to arrive latest by the 10:15 a.m. ferry departing Horseshoe Bay. Note the cutoff time to purchase tickets is 10 minutes before the scheduled departure. Please be aware if you miss the ferry, the group will leave as scheduled without you. For detailed ferry information, visit the BC Ferries website.

Weather guarantee

This adventure will proceed rain or shine. Let’s hope for shine, although walking in the rain is lovely, too.

What to bring

• Day pack
• Proper walking or hiking shoes as you will be walking on uneven terrain with potential tripping hazards such as rocks and roots
• Weather-appropriate clothing (e.g. for cooler days wear layers; for rainy days wear a waterproof jacket and shoes)
• Water bottle
• Snacks, if desired

Physical ability

All adventurers need to be in good physical health in order to fully participate. When selecting your adventure, please make sure you have read through the description carefully and assess your ability to cope with the activities involved. Please note that if, in the opinion of the instructor, guide, or coach, any participant is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Bowen Island Adventures reserves the right to exclude them from the adventure without refund.

Medical and travel insurance

Emergency Medical Insurance for this activity is recommended for all out-of-province participants. When selecting a travel insurance policy it is recommended that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses, including emergency repatriation. For multi-day events, we suggest the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We recommend Covermore by Manulife Insurance for Canadian travellers.