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Join fungi expert, Sharmin Gamiet, on this fun and educational Manning Park adventure, revealing the rotten world of wild mushrooms.

It’s often said that without mushrooms there can be no forests.  You’ll discover the many roles of fungi in sustaining diversity and healthy habitats in a forest ecosystem.  This program reveals the essential service decomposers play in cycling nutrients and the many symbiotic relationships they form with other living things. We will identify the beautiful and colourful mushrooms that appear in the Cascade Mountains during the autumn, from high-value gourmet foods to deadly poisons. Here, the soils are deep and rich in organic debris, supporting a very healthy population of diverse fungi.

Comments from previous Wild Mushroom programs:

“The presenter was knowledgeable and interesting and gave a suitable amount of information, I thought, fitted in at various times throughout our outing. Thanks, I learned a lot and also know more about all that I don’t know! Very important in the case of mycology!”

“Excellent organization and execution.”

“…a great day and the expert was excellent. Excellent lunch.”

“Overall a great outing, I will be back and want to bring my family to enjoy. Thank you all very much.”

“Great day and so much great information and knowledge. Thank you.”


$95 per adult.

Youth, 18 and under, are free (with accompanying parent/guardian).


Trail distance: Less than 4 kilometres round-trip in Manning Provincial Park.  The trail is gently graded and accessible to people of moderate physical ability.  Children are welcome!


9:00 AM – Meet at Blue Moose Coffee House (322 Wallace Street, Hope) for check-in/paperwork. Note: if you plan to have breakfast, come earlier (8:30 AM).

9:30 AM – Vehicles depart.

10:00 AM – Arrive at Sumallo Grove in Manning Park; first part of the hike begins.

12:00 PM – Lunch on the trail.

4:15 PM – Arrive back at Blue Moose Coffee House.



Meet 9 AM at Blue Moose Coffee House (322 Wallace Street, Hope) for check-in/paperwork. Note: if you plan to have breakfast, come earlier (8:30 AM).



Participants will travel to the meeting place in Hope and Sumallo Grove with their own vehicles.  Car pooling is encouraged.


  • Bag lunch
  • High-energy snack food
  • Water (2 litres per person)
  • Daypack
  • Hiking boots or sturdy runners
  • Warm clothes and rain gear in case of inclement weather
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, sun block
  • Mushroom book (For this area, Sharmin Gamiet recommends David Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified)
  • Notebook
  • Camera


Liability Waiver Form

Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.

Informed Consent Form

Everyone age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.


COVID-19 NOTICE: With our public programs scheduled throughout the year and knowing the uncertainty of where this is all going, we may need to postpone or cancel programs at any time. If you want to register for programs going into the summer and fall, we have temporarily updated our cancellation policy to allow for full refunds in case of personal illness of any kind or simply cancelling due to a concern over the situation at time of the event. As always, a full refund is provided if Hope Mountain Centre decides to cancel a program. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves, follow guidelines set by provincial and federal agencies, and keep you informed should conditions change. 


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program. Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.


Please register for this program online. For more information, call 604-869-1274 or email us at info@hopemountain.org