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.

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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: October 12 and November 9, 2021
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

The Nature of Crows

Watch crows stream to their evening roost and learn about these interesting and intelligent birds. Registration is required; this event is intended for people aged 13+ years.
When: November 6, 2021
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Use binoculars and a field guide to identify and report findings during this winter bird count. Learn basic birding skills at this delightful Christmas tradition. Registration is required.
When: December 5, 2021
Time: 9am – 12pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Coquitlam:

What the Heck is That?

Ever wonder what that plant or animal is called? There’s an app for that! Explore the forest with a park interpreter and learn to use the iNaturalist app to capture plants and animals for your photo collection and contribute to community science. Registration is required. This event is intended for kids aged 11+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: October 16, 2021
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Minnekhada Regional Park
Address: 4000 Quarry Road, Coquitlam
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Langley:

Awesome Owls

Hoot along with a live endangered spotted owl! Uncover the mysterious lives of owls through skull and feather displays, an owl pellet dissection and a self-guided walk through owl habitat. Discover how amazing owls are from knowledgeable park interpreters.
When: September 18, 2021
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: Park at 20285 8th Ave, Langley and follow signs for 5-minute walk to red barn
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

What the Heck is That?

Ever wonder what that plant or animal is called? There’s an app for that! Explore the forest with a park interpreter and learn to use the iNaturalist app to capture plants and animals for your photo collection and contribute to community science. Registration is required. This event is intended for kids aged 11+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: October 2, 2021
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park
Address: 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

The Secret Life of Trees

Are trees able to smell? Do trees talk to each other? Uncover some of the mysteries and surprising facts about these forest giants. Registration is required. This event is for kids aged 14+ years/
When: October 3, 2021
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: Park at 20285 8th Ave, Langley and follow signs for 5-minute walk to red barn
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Fantastical Forest Photo Walk

Discover the magic of the season as the forest shows off its best fall colours. Learn tips for taking good nature photos and reimagine the forest by creating artistic snapshots. Search for fungi along the trails and learn about their integral role in forest health. Registration is required. This event is for people aged 14+ years.
When: October 15, 2021
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park
Address: 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Maple Ridge:

Return of the Salmon

Cheer on the salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. Check out a salmon dissection and chat with fisheries experts from the Bell-Irving Hatchery. Registration is required. Sign up for one of the 30-minute time slots. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: October 24, 2021
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: 11450 256 Street, Maple Ridge
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Surrey:

Light Up the Night

Join Metro Vancouver Parks for a two-part program: an online workshop to make a lantern to bring to your in-park lantern night walk.

Online Lantern-making Workshop (Nov 3 from 7-8pm): Follow along with a park interpreter to make your own lantern at home.

In-Park Lantern Night Walk (Nov 5 from 6-9pm): Celebrate and light up the night with your loved ones on a special 1.5 km lantern-lit trail. Meander through this peaceful salmon rainforest while watching for ‘magical’ animal lanterns. This small intimate experience will give you time to reflect and take in the beauty of nature at night.

The cost is $15 per household or group (max 6 people). Registration is required. This is an all-ages event but children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: November 3 AND 5, 2021
Time: 7-8pm (Nov 3) and 6-9pm (Nov 5)
Where: Tynehead Regional Park
Address: Meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

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