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 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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CANCELLED: Forest Fairy Gathering

Meet fairies who live unseen in the park and help build new homes for them with supplies from Gnome Depot. Enjoy free face painting and prepare for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome. FREE, all ages.
When: May 16, 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Website: www.metrovancouver.org


CANCELLED: Lazuli Bunting Walk

​Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a guided birding walk. FREE, all ages. Registration required, activity 5131
When: June 6, 2020
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
Address: Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam
Website: www.metrovancouver.org


CANCELLED: Spring Into Summer

​Find out what birds are singing about at the nature house’s seasonal opening. Dissect owl pellets. Enjoy entertainment, face painting, kids’ crafts and more. FREE, all ages.
When: May 16, 2020
Time: 1pm – 4pm
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

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CANCELLED: 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. All ages. FREE.
When: May 17, 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Directions: Meet at BC Mills House, north end of Lynn Valley Rd.
Website: www.metrovancouver.org


CANCELLED: Salmon Send Off

Release salmon into the Serpentine River. Discover how salmon are raised in the hatchery and have fun with family activities. Concession and fundraising activities support hatchery operations. FREE, all ages.
When: May 9, 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Tynehead Regional Park
Address: Meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey

CANCELLED: Muddy Monsters

Get down and dirty – play with your kids in nature and watch their imaginations run wild. Our nature discovery area will engage your family with activities like insect exploration, construction with sticks, mud kitchens, nature art and more. Bring a picnic to extend your time in nature. Ages 3 – 9 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult).
When: May 30, 2020
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park
Address: Meet at day use area, 17775 104 Ave, Surrey



Night Quest offers the magical experience of interacting with nature at night. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and explore like owls, squirrels, coyotes and other nocturnal critters. Bring a flashlight or lantern and a mug for the cash-only concession. Trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Allow 1.5 hours to complete. This is a FREE drop-in event for all ages. New for 2020: this event happens on TWO nights.
When: March 20 & 21, 2020
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Address: Meet at Park Centre on 16th Avenue, 400 meters west of Blanca Street, Vancouver