The Live Auction at our Fall Gala features an amazing selection of experiences and adventures.

The Grape Escape: The Nature Trust of BC Director Jim Wyse invites you and a guest to Burrowing Owl Estate Winery to tour his vineyard and winery with him (mutually agreeable time), and stay for 2 nights in the penthouse suite of the deluxe resort (Oct. 9, 2017 to June 14, 2018 and Oct. 12 to Dec. 10, 2018, accommodation cannot be booked more than 6 weeks in advance). Enjoy a 3-course wine-paired dinner for 2 in the highly acclaimed Sonora Room Restaurant. This package is topped off with a double magnum of 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Value: priceless

Reel One In: This one-of-a-kind, hand-carved fishing reel depicts a design called The Hunter which features a bear and salmon totem in a radial design by renowned Kwagiulth artist Jason Hunt. This reel is Artist Proof #3 of only six commissioned by PEETZ Outdoors and donated by PEETZ Outdoors. Plus a personal flotation device donated by Mustang Survival. Value: priceless

Skier’s Dream Vacation: This exceptional BC experience features a 3 day heli skiing package for 2 people including gourmet meals, helicopter lift, ski rentals and professional guiding with unlimited vertical in the Columbia Mountains outside Blue River courtesy of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (must be strong intermediate skiiers/boarders, redeemable during 2017/2018 season). Value: $9,400

Wonderful Life! You and 3 guests are invited for an exclusive tour courtesy of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. Then enjoy lunch with The Nature Trust Advisory Board member Ross Beaty and esteemed Board scientist Dr. Sarah Otto and Conservation Champion Dr. Peter Pearse (mutually agreeable date). Plus a family membership for a year to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Value: priceless

Hockey Hero at Hawksworth: You and 5 guests are invited to join hockey hero and conservationist Willie Mitchell for dinner courtesy of the award winning Hawksworth Restaurant prepared by celebrity chef David Hawksworth in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (beverages not included, reservation required, expires Sept. 27, 2018). Value: priceless

Here’s to Tight Lines: You and a friend can experience an all-inclusive trip courtesy of Langara Fishing Lodge in Haidi Gwaii including a 4 or 5 day trip in 2018 (May, June or September, based on availability), return air travel from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii, helicopter flight to the lodge, accommodation and all meals (including alcohol), private unguided 19 foot boat, fishing equipment and marine clothing plus care of your catch. Value: $11,000

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Nature Trust of BC Director Richard Wood has kindly agreed to fly you and up to seven guests in his (Pilatus PC12) pressurized 10 seater turbo-prop plane to one of three Nature Trust destinations: Adams River in the Interior, Hoodoos in the Kootenay or Salmon River on Vancouver Island. All trips will leave and return to Boundary Bay airport, lunch and snacks included (mutually agreeable date, expires September 27, 2018). Value: priceless

Attention BC Wine Lovers: We are delighted to present the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines winners! Each of the 12 bottles delivers a diverse sensory experience as extraordinary as the province itself. See the list and tasting notes on the page opposite. Value: Priceless

Come Sail Away: Step aboard a five star ship courtesy of Holland America Line. You and a guest will experience up to 7 days to visit Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England. Your journey will include extraordinary dining, elegant surroundings and days filled with new adventures and pampered service. You will share a stateroom with a minimum ocean view and choice of dates will be accommodated on a space available basis (does not include taxes, onboard charges, shore excursions or airfare to and from departure). Value: $2,000 to $5,000 depending on cruise

Heart of Wine Country: You and 3 friends can enjoy a 2-night stay in a luxury 2 bedroom suite courtesy of Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort in Osoyoos plus a round of golf at Sonora Dunes, passes to the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre, VIP wine experience at NK’MIP Cellars Winery including lunch, and a welcome gift of award winning wines (blackout dates apply, subject to availability, expires Sept. 7, 2018). Value: $2,500.

Party Time! You and 7 friends can savour a 4-course seafood extravaganza with a selection of wines prepared by Chef Wayne Sych courtesy of Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House (mutually agreeable date, 72 hours’ notice required, tax and gratuity not included). Value: $2,000