Conservation & Ecology

River Basin Days – Your Own Neighbourhood

Taking place on the second Saturday of every month, River Basin Days is a series of outdoor public programs geared towards families. The Fraser River Discovery Centre is hosting River Basin Days at rotating locations around the Fraser River Basin as they explore this incredible watershed! The staff will guide
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Get Outside
Get Outside – Modified But Happening During COVID-19

Update March 20, 2020: This event is still scheduled to go ahead but has been modified to ensure social-distancing protocols are respected. The City of Surrey is encouraging everyone to Get Outside this Spring Break. Explore and connect with nature in the City this spring break! Experience these Surrey parks’
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metro Vancouver Parks
Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated May 13)

Did 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
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Hyde Creek Salmon Festival
Hyde Creek Hatchery Tour

Every Saturday the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery is open and you are encouraged to take a tour of the facility. Hyde Creek Hatchery Tour: When: Saturdays Time: 9:30am – 11:30am Where: Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery Address: 3636 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam Website: www.hydecreek.org

Coho Commontion
Coho Commotion

Experience a truly amazing race that follows the journey of salmon from hatching grounds to ocean. Watch salmon leaping, get up close and personal with real specimens and hear about their extraordinary lives. Please leave pets at home. Coho Commotion: When: Saturday October 26, 2019 Time: 11am – 2:00pm Where:
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Be Owl Wise
Be Owl Wise

The night will begin with a talk by biologist Kate Fremlin, who will present an ‘ecological risk assessment’ concerning the use of Bromadiolone rat poison and whether it poses a threat to owls in North Vancouver. Following Kate’s talk, a representative from OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) will talk about
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Richmond Nature Park
Interactive & Educational Programs for Kids at Richmond Nature Park

The Richmond Nature Park consists of 200 acres of the raised peat bog habitat that once covered large portions of Lulu Island. Four walking trails totalling 5km provide visitors the chance to encounter plants and animals in bog, forest and pond habitats. Throughout the year the Richmond Nature Park hosts numerous family-friendly
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Stanley Park Ecology Society
Stanley Park Ecology Society: Interactive Ecology Lessons for Kids (updated February 26)

The Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts ongoing events exploring the beauty of Stanley Park. Admission is either by donation or an nominal amount. The programs promoted on Family Fun Vancouver are open to participants of all ages. As with any event, we do our best to provide our readers with
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George C Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
A Slice of Natural Heaven Found at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

  I have memories of visiting the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on an elementary school field trip. Easily 2 decades have passed since my prior visit. This summer we took our two young sons (aged 5 & 7) to the bird sanctuary and enjoyed a thoroughly lovely afternoon.
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Water at the Surrey Museum
Water Splashes into the Kids’ Gallery at the Surrey Museum

Have you visited the new Kids’ Gallery at the Surrey Museum? If not, now is the time! In the Fall of 2015, the Museum unveiled a hands-on, interactive gallery just for kids. Not only are the exhibits targeted at kids they also focus on various components of sustainability; it is
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