Guided Forestry Tours in North Central BC
Touchwood Tours has put together fabulous fun educational tour packages
that will allow you to discover the working forest of British Columbia. Your
passionate guide will give you a forestry orientation and a geographic
overview of this unique area. You could then set out to explore
the climate-controlled tree seedling nursery, visit an active harvesting
site to see the heavy equipment at work, or a sawmill, where logs are
processed into dimension lumber. You will also get to know a little
bit more about the endangered species, the many values and dimensions
of natural resource management, outdoor recreation, and fish and wildlife
There is also an opportunity to speak directly with the working crews,
and to discover what they do and why they do it.
View the list of tours available below and check out the typical
full and half day itinerary description before booking
your tour online.
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NEW - Exploring Forests of Change and the Mountain Pine Beetle
Join professional forester and guide Mark Clark of Touchwood Tours for an insightful and educational experience exploring the sub-boreal forests around Prince George.
On this interactive day-long tour participants will explore this land of forests and rivers and learn about natural resource management in Northern British Columbia.
This excursion will include visits to a climate-controlled tree seedling nursery, active reforestation site, tree planters’ base camp, and older plantation site. Participants will experience the devastating impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle first-hand by visiting mature forests damaged by Mountain Pine Beetle.
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NEW - Plant a Tree - Balance your Carbon - A Carbon Conversation
Modern life in Canada creates a large carbon footprint. Here is your chance to decrease your personal impact. Join professional forester and guide Mark Clark of Touchwood Tours for an evening in the countryside south of Prince George.
Following a visit to a local bison farm and barbecue dinner, guests will have the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and plant some trees in a managed reforestation area. Feel what it’s like to be a tree-planter in Northern BC.
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The day long tours leave Prince George at 8 am, and
return by 3:30, traveling away from Prince George, along the local back
roads. We travel comfortably in a 47 passenger coach, with both
a professional driver and expert tour guide on board. The coach
is air conditioned and restroom equipped.
The guide travels along with the group, between the 4 or 5 scheduled
stops, to answer questions, join in discussion, and point out additional
sites as we travel. In addition, the buses audio visual system
is used to watch topical presentations such as Forests of Canada, or
the Changing Seasons production of the Model Forest Network.
Touchwood Tours can provide a complete package, customizing
the tour to you or your customers’ exact needs. Times, content,
transport and meals are all discussed in detail, and everything from
gourmet meals to helicopter transport will be arranged in an efficient,
professional manner. On a customized tour, you get to explore the
culture, traditions and cuisine of the area with a minimum of stress.
Small Scale Forest Management Tour
As a woodlot licence holder
in Prince George, Mark Clark has a great appreciation of the rewards
and difficulties of managing a small forest land holding in BC. This
tour will visit Woodlot Licence 1726, near Buckhorn Lake. Stops
include wildlife enhancement practices, short hiking, and the history
of the area. A picnic lunch will be served at a small lake.
Some businesses in Prince George choose to sponsor
Touchwood Tours. On Hosted Tour days, tours are available at reduced
(or even free!!) rates. See our calendar for
the next upcoming tour dates.
Forest History Tour
This tour begins with a guided
visit to the Prince George Forest and Railway Museum. This interesting
outdoor exhibit highlights many pieces of historic
logging and milling equipment of the Prince George area. We will then travel out to the forest
and look at the harvesting practices of the 1950’s and 60’s, the sites of large industrial
forest fires form the early 1960’s, and closely exam the “Green
Lie”. The tour price includes admission to the PGFRM, lunch, and