Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated September 11)

Metro Vancouver Regional ParksDid you know that the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks host events, year round, for families? Most of the events are free, some have a nominal charge, all of the are FUN! Check out the events coming up. Please be sure to pay attention to the venues listed, the events don’t all happen at the same place. You can find out more information on any of these programs by visiting the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks website or by calling 604-432-6359.

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Bowen Island:

Bowen Island Applefest

Taste crunchy heritage apples, buy a homemade pie and tour the museum. This is a FREE, drop-in, all ages event.
When: October28th, 2017
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Crippen Regional Park
Address: Meet at Davis Orchard, a 100m walk from the ferry terminal
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Burnaby:

Super Salmon

Want to know more about nature in regional parks? Drop by these pop-up displays to chat with a park interpreter. Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning to their home to spawn. This is a FREE all ages event. Drop by anytime between 10am and 11:30am.
When: October 28th, 2017
Time: 10am-11:30am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Meet at the Cariboo Dam
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Fall Mason Beekeeping

Mason bees work hard in our gardens all spring long. Now it’s time for us to take care of them so they’ll return next year. Help harvest mason bee cocoons, prepare the bee house for spring and pick up tips for caring for the pollinators in your yard. Free – All ages
When: November 12, 2017
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Christmas Open House

Drop in to the Nature House to enjoy crafts and complimentary refreshments or to join a guided nature walk. FREE – Drop by anytime between 11am and 2pm – ALL AGES
When: December 3, 2017
Time: 11am-2pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org or www.burnabylakepark.ca

For the Love of Nature

Celebrate nature with family and loved ones this Family Day weekend. Enjoy arts and crafts activities that expand your ability to observe and appreciate nature. Free – All ages
When: Feb 12, 2017
Time: 11am-2pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Coquitlam:

Creative Cafe

The Minnekhada Park Association presents fun, creative activities for kids of all ages at this monthly open house of historic Minnekhada Lodge. Learn about the historic and natural wonders of the park. Explore ways to express your love of nature in different art forms or simply be inspired by the work of others.
When: Sunday October 1, November 5, 2017
Time: 1pm-4pm
Where:  Minnekhada Regional Park
Address: Minnekhada Lodge, 4455 Oliver Rd, Coquitlam
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org or www.minnekhada.ca

Christmas Carol Sing-along

An afternoon of festive fun including sing-alongs in front of a yule log and a visit from Santa. FREE – Drop by anytime between 1pm and 4pm – ALL AGES
When: December 3, 2017
Time: 1pm-4pm
Where:  Minnekhada Regional Park
Address: Minnekhada Lodge, 4455 Oliver Rd, Coquitlam
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org or www.minnekhada.ca

Langley:

Country Celebration

Once called the Celebration of Nature, this award-winning event highlights the park’s natural wonders, its heritage and local community. Celebrate conservation and sustainable living while enjoying live performances and interactive nature displays.
When: September 16 & 17, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: look for the event signs at 200th Street & 8th Avenue (they’ll get you to your final destination)
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Heritage Apple Day

Try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. Sample a variety of apples. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: September 30, 2017
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park
Address: Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Cres, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

For the Love of Nature

Celebrate nature with family and loved ones this Family Day weekend. Enjoy arts and crafts activities that expand your ability to observe and appreciate nature. Free – All ages
When: Feb 12, 2017
Time: 11am-2pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: Meet at the Nature House, 20290 16 Ave, Langley
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Derby Tales ‘Round the Campfire

Gather round a crackling campfire to bake bannock and listen to tales of nature and life in the wilderness. Bring a mug for hot chocolate. Free – All ages
When: Feb 17, 2017
Time: 12pm-3pm
Where:  Derby Reach Regional Park
Address: Meet across road from Heritage Area on Allard Cres, north of 96th Ave and 4 km west of Fort Langley.
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Maple Ridge:

Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open House

Take in displays and presentations. Tour the indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof-to-Creek’ storm water management system and wetlands. FREE – Drop by anytime between 1pm and 4pm – ALL AGES. Bear Necessities – Sept 17; Super Salmon – Oct 15; Awesome Owls – Nov 19; Winter Wonders – Dec 3.
When: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 3, 2017
Time: 1pm-4pm
Where:  Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at 11450 256 St, Maple Ridge
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Kanaka Connections World Rivers Day

Celebrate World Rivers Day with canoe tours, children’s activities and stewardship displays. Allow 1.5 hours to complete all activities. All ages – Free
When: Sept 24, 2017
Time: 11am-3pm
Where:  Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at the riverfront south of Lougheed Highway and River Road, Maple Ridge
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Return of the Salmon

Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. Engage with displays, games and hatchery volunteers.
Meet at the fish fence is located on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway. This is a FREE all ages event.
When: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at the fish fence is located on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway
Phone: 604-432-6359
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Curious by Nature: Super Salmon

Want to know more about nature in regional parks? Drop by these pop-up displays to chat with a park interpreter. Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning to their home to spawn. This is a FREE all ages, drop-in event.
When: Sunday, October 29 and November 5, 2017
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at the Fish Fence, 240 st, North of Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Phone: 604-432-6359
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Surrey:

Flashlight Mysteries

It’s about to get a little bit spooky! Follow the lanterns and solve a mystery. Don’t forget your flashlight and detective skills.
When: October 14, 2017
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park
Address: Park at Pacific Academy in Surrey (10238 – 10300 168 St) and take free shuttle bus to day use area. Buses start at 5:30 pm. Last bus leaves park at 9:30 pm. Limited parking available at day use area.
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

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