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See the FOREST & the TREES

with our Guided Forestry Tours

Guided Forestry Tours in North Central BC


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Guided Forestry Group Tours

Experience the Forest Industry firsthand

Our field tours are a great opportunity to view the current on-the-ground practices of a sustainable forest management process.  The day long trips include transportation, lunch, expert tour leaders and the chance to interact with local workers on a one on one basis.  Safety considerations include FM radio communications and first aid coverage.

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General Overview

Forest Industry ToursTouchwood 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 habitat management.

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

Tree Nursery Group ToursJoin 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

Tree Nursery Group ToursModern 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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Group Tours

Tree Nursery Group ToursThe 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. 


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Custom Tours

Custom Forest Industry and Recreational ToursTouchwood 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

Wildlife Viewing, Small Scale Forestry and Woodlot TourAs 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.
 

Hosted Tours

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 transportation.


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