Registration / Payment
Given the uncertain times, the Fungi Festival will provide a full refund up until the 16th of September.
$110 Weekend pass includes Long Walk, short walk and access to venue and all presentations / demonstrations all weekend
$80 Long walk and access to venue and all presentations / demonstrations that day
$40 Short walk and access to venue and all presentations / demonstrations all weekend
$25 Short walk and access to venue and all presentations / demonstrations that day
$20 Short Walk
$20 Access to venue and all presentations / demonstrations all weekend
$10 Single Presentation or demonstration
Fruit and water will be provided for long walks, but participants must arrange their own lunch. Information regarding where lunch can be purchased will be provided.
Proof of at least 1 vaccination is required for walks and access to the venue. Registration for tours and payments will be done through email and interac E-transfer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org which day and walk you are interested in registering for, your name, phone number, address and email address (I need this for each of the people registering). I will get back to you with confirmation of your choice and the amount you owe, you can then email the amount owing to the email@example.com account – you will see that it is set up for automatic deposit to Deborah Heap.
All Day Guided Mushroom Hunting Tours
All Day Guided Tours are available on Friday Sept 17, Saturday Sept 18, and Sunday Sept 19 during the Fungi Festival weekend.
Tour leaves at 10 am, scheduled to return by 4pm on the Friday and Saturday. The Sunday tour is from 11-3.
Meet at the Legion in Sicamous by 9:30 am for introductions, briefings, round-up, and to finish the registration process.
Transportation is by car pool to be arranged by participants before departing.
*If you would like to attend that day’s tour but have not yet registered please arrive at the Legion at or just after 9 am, to give you enough time to register. It is unlikely we will have any available spaces the day of the tour, given the reduced numbers.
Expert Mushroom Guides will lead each tour offering education, advice, identification, answering questions.
You will be able to hunt your own wild mushrooms and have them identified.
Don’t forget to wear good shoes, bring a whistle (for forest communication), 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 soft toothbrush works well to remove dirt and debris). The experts will have books available for sale.
When registering for an All Day Tour we will ask you to advise the guide the level of hiking difficulty you are comfortable with and we will attempt to accommodate everyone within the group. This information helps organizers to plan the tour. If you prefer something not too taxing, the walking tour of Sicamous is flat and pleasant.
Sicamous Walking Tours
Sicamous walking Tours with expert mushroom guide Paul Kroeger are offered from 1 to 3pm on Friday September 18th, Saturday 19th, and Sunday 20th during the Fungi Festival Weekend.
Meet at 12:45 pm at the Legion for introductions and round-up.
This is primarily an educational tour.
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.
Presentations and Demonstrations
The presentation schedule is outlined in the events tab, a single presentation is $10, but is included with walks for that day. Access to the displays during the day is free after the long walks depart. Cash payments will be accepted at the festival, but register in advance to ensure you have a spot as access is limited.