Fall – Wild Mushroom Discovery


Adult & Youth – $75
Child (under 12) – 50$

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday, September 22nd 2024 – 10 am to 12.30 pm
Sunday, October 6th 2024 – 10 am to 12.30 pm
Sunday, October 20th 2024 – 10 am to 12.30 pm

Welcome to our captivating Fall Foraging Tour, where you’ll embark on an enchanting journey through the lush woodlands of Vancouver Island during the peak of the fall foraging season. The door to the captivating world of fall foraging is wide open. Don’t hesitate to step through it and uncover the magic that lies beneath the moss.

This 2 hour walking tour is followed by a 30 minute discussion and wild food tasting.

Pineridge RV Park and Farm Market
2715 Turnbull Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L7

As you venture deeper into this mystical forest, you’ll discover how to see the forest through the trees. Learn about the fascinating mycorrhizal relationships and symbiotic partnerships that thrive in this mossy realm. Recognizing these natural patterns is the key to finding mushrooms, and your skills will flourish as you do.
In the early season, you’ll be captivated by the lobsters and chanterelles, while as the season progresses, our focus shifts to pines and yellow foot chanterelles.

  • Learn to confidently identify and safely harvest the wild foods of fall; from late berries to edible and all sort of wild mushrooms.
  • Please note that while we strive to provide a memorable experience, mushroom sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • A hands on, experiential learning opportunity for everyone. From tree and forest typology to wild plant identification, recommended harvesting practices and general foraging/outdoor safety will be covered.
  • This guided tour offers a chance to learn from a master forager with decades of experience in the field.

This 2 hour walking tour is followed by a 30 minute discussion and wild food tasting.

FAQ - Foraging tour

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What to expect when you arrive

Our expert foraging guide will quickly go over safety rules to respect during the tour, and bring you straight away for your wild foraging experience!
Please allow plenty of time upon arrival to make sure you don’t delay the group, as the tour will start right away. Parking is available at the farm. We will meet at the entrance of the storefront.

Group size & age required

Children aged 6 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and an adult ticket must be purchased along with any child ticket.

Minors (13 years and older) can attend the tour alone only if their legal parents can come and sign the waiver in person on the day of the tour. Please get in touch with us if the adult ticket you are purchasing is for a minor.

Group is limited to 15 participants. Contact us if you wish to book a private booking for a smaller partie.

What to bring

Wear weather-appropriate clothing and choose suitable footwear for the hike. You can check the weather forecast here https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/outdoors/parks/british-columbia/spider-lake-provincial-park to ensure you are dressed appropriately.

Baskets or harvesting pails are also suggested for carrying out the products harvested, and some participants may wish to bring a camera and notebook to document the adventure!

Sample testing

 NB: the sample testing is not included in the "Gourmet foraging tour"

We are providing a small bite-sized portion of wild food products for you to try. Bring your own lunch or eat at the farm at the end of the tour for a more consistent lunch.

Let us know if you have any food allergies.


Cancellation for a full refund needs to be done 2 weeks before.

Please note that there is a minimum of 10 guests to run a tour. We reserve the right to cancel a foraging date should we not have the minimum number of attendees.

We reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 2 hours prior to it due to extreme weather conditions (such as wind warnings, heat waves, heavy rain downpours, etc.). In this case, we offer you the option to reschedule or receive a refund.

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