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 them 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.

Burnaby |Coquitlam | Langley | Maple Ridge | North Vancouver | Surrey | Vancouver |

Burnaby:

Piper Spit Bird Count

Whether you’re just getting to know the birds in your backyard or are on the lookout for rarities, grab your binoculars and join a park interpreter to watch the seasonal changes of birds at Burnaby Lake. Registration is required; this event is intended for people aged 15+ years.
When: May 10, 2022
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Birding By Ear

How can you tell who is singing in the bushes? Ask a park interpreter for tips to identify the bird behind the song. This event is for kids aged 9+ years. Registration is required.
When: May 13, 2022
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Forest Fairy Gathering

Come play! Meet fairies who live unseen in the park and help build new homes for them with supplies from Gnome Depot. This is an all-ages, drop in event. Fairy-attire is welcome!
When: May 21, 2022
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Coquitlam:

Time for Turtles

Whether basking in the sun or buried under mud and ice, western painted turtles call Minnekhada Regional Park home all year long. Join a park interpreter on World Turtle Day to search for these reptiles and find out why the park is such a great place for them to live. This event is for kids aged 8+ years; registration is required.
When: May 23, 2022
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: Minnekhada Regional Park
Address: 4000 Quarry Road, Coquitlam
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Langley:

Spring into Summer at the Nature House

Celebrate the opening of the nature house for the summer season with entertainment, owl pellet dissection, games and kids’ crafts. This is a FREE, all-ages, drop-in event.
When: May 21, 2022
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: 20285 8th Avenue, Langley
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Maple Ridge:

Goodbye Chums!

Release salmon fry into the creek where they will start their journey to the sea. Tour the hatchery. Take part in fun activities and games to find out how to help salmon. This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: April 24, 2022
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

North Vancouver:

Wilderness at your Doorstep

Nature and history are woven into the landscape of this wilderness park. Enhance your knowledge of plants, animals and geology, and wow your friends on your next hike. Take away some practical tips on being safe in the backcountry. This is a free, all-ages, drop-in event.
When: May 22, 2022
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Lynn Valley Regional Park
Address: head north on Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Nature Magic with Microscopes

Learn to use magnifiers and microscopes to reveal the tiny world living within the forest. Not only will you get a close-up look at mosses, bugs and bark, but you’ll likely never look at the forest the same way again. This event is for kids aged 5+ years; registration is required.
When: May 6, 2022
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Capilano River Regional Park
Address: 1349 Eldon Road, North Vancouver
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Surrey:

Salmon Send-Off

Release salmon into the Serpentine River. Discover how salmon are raised in the hatchery and have fun with family activities. Fundraising activities support hatchery operations (cash only please). This is an all-ages, drop-in event.
When: May 7, 2022
Time: 11am – 3:30pm
Where: Tynehead Regional Park
Address: Meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org
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