Tours - Fungi Festival

Wooly Chanterelles and the Shuswap Lake 


Contact the Fungi Festival for more information.




 All Day Guided Mushroom Hunting Tours 

All Day Guided Tours are available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Fungi Festival weekend.  

13th Annual Fungi Festival will be held from Thursday, September 20, 2018 until Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Tour leaves at 10am, scheduled to return by 4pm. 

Cost TBA.  Please contact us and pre-register for this event. 


     Meet at the Red Barn Arts Centre in Sicamous by 9:30am for introductions, coffee, briefings, round-up, and to finish the registration process.  

     Plan is for bus transportation to be included, but there may need to be some car pooling.




*If you would like to attend that day's tour but have not yet registered please arrive at the Red Barn at or just after 9am, giving the Fungi Festival enough time to get you registered, ensure all information is listed for our Guides, and pack enough food for lunches.  

Also, we cannot guarantee there will be room on the tour.  Friday and Saturday tours often fill up the fastest.



Expert Mushroom Guides will lead each tour offering education, advice, identification, and answering questions.




You will be able to hunt your own wild mushrooms and have them identified.




Lunch is included with advance registration.  Sandwiches, bottled water, and snack.

*Please let the Fungi Festival know if you have any dietary concerns (ie, you are a vegetarian or have food allergies) in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you.



Don't forget to wear good shoes, bring a  whistle (for forest communication), to bring a basket or paper bag for collecting, and a mushroom knife and brush , if you like (a plastic disposable knife will do, and you won't be heart-broken to lose it.  And a toothbrush works well to remove dirt and debris).  


  • Advise us of your preferred level of difficulty:
    • RED – for the most fit participants.
    • BLUE – a medium level of difficulty.
    • YELLOW – those interested in an easy-going, non-strenuous tour.
  • When registering for an All Day Tour we will ask you to choose the level of hiking difficulty you would consider yourself, to be comfortable with and we attempt to accommodate everyone within the group.  This information helps organizers to plan the tour to include all levels of difficulty.



Walking Tours

Walking Tours are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Fungi Festival Weekend.  

13th Annual Fungi Festival will be held from Thursday, September 20, 2018 until Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Cost TBA.  1pm until 3pm.

Meet at 12:45pm at the Red Barn for introductions and round-up.

This is primarily an educational tour.

Walk with an expert Mushroom Guide in the Sicamous area from 1pm until 3pm.

Ask questions, learn about mushrooms and the ecology of fungi in our environment.

Walk-Along guests such as local historians and ecologists join to share their knowledge.

Possibly find some wild mushroom specimens to collect.

Fungi Festival
Sicamous BC
Ph: 250-803-8742
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