Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated July 8)

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.

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

Coquitlam |Delta | Langley | Surrey |

Coquitlam:

Stories Under the Stars

Hear children’s stories about bats and other wildlife. Then watch and help count the bats emerging at dusk. This is a FREE event to attend but pre-registration is required (barcode 7727). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is for kids aged 5-10 years.
When: July 20, 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Delta:

Delta Community Animal Expo

All ages free animal expo with games, prizes, exotic and family animals, animals for adoption, pet health and safety, and more!
When: August 18, 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Memorial Park
Address: 5010 47th Avenue, Ladner
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Langley:

Bedford Channel Paddle

Try your skill in a kayak or be part of a group paddling a 12-seat voyageur canoe. All equipment provided. This is a FREE all ages event.
When: July 13, 2019
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Brae Island Regional Park
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Learn to Fish

Learn the basics of fish identification and freshwater fishing. Bring your tidal fishing license (FREE online). Rods provided. Participants must be between 8-15 years and be accompanied by adult. A $5 donation supports Learn to Fish program is requested. Registration is required.
When: July 13, 2019
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park, Edgewater Bar
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Hands On Scientist: Barn Swallows

Join Dr. Michelle Jackson from A Rocha for a presentation and walk to find out how our threatened barn swallows are faring. This event is FREE to attend but pre-registration is required (barcode 7773). This event is for participants aged 13+ years.
When: July 27, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Cattail Quackers

Discover why ducks are the perfect water creature. Get crafty as you construct a duck using cattails. Discover fascinating uses of cattails. This event is FREE to attend but pre-registration is required (barcode 7697). This event is for kids aged 6+ years.
When: July 28, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Nature Play Date

Nature play restores, invigorates and inspires. Set your child free in a designated nature discovery area and watch their imagination run wild. Nature play facilitators will help with exploration and play. All participants must be accompanied by adult. This is a FREE, drop-in event.
When: August 15, 2019
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park
Address: Meet at new nature discovery area, 27240 8th Avenue, Aldergrove

Meteor Shower Watch

What is the Perseids meteor shower? Is Pluto a planet? Astronomers and space enthusiasts will have telescopes aimed at the skies and can answer questions. Enjoy lantern-lit trails, games, crafts blacklight theatres and fun activities from Science World, H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, Langley Environmental Partners Society, and many others. Camp overnight to extend your star-gazing experience. Cost is just $2 per person.
When: August 10, 2019
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park
Address: Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance at 685 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Learn to Fish

Learn the basics of fish identification and freshwater fishing. Bring your tidal fishing license (FREE online). Rods provided. Participants must be between 8-15 years and be accompanied by adult. A $5 donation supports Learn to Fish program is requested. Registration is required.

When: August 14, 2019
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park, Edgewater Bar
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Surrey:

Nature Play Date

Nature play restores, invigorates and inspires. Set your child free in a designated nature discovery area and watch their imagination run wild. Nature play facilitators will help with exploration and play. All participants must be accompanied by adult. This is a FREE, drop-in event.
When: July 11, 18, 25, 2019
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park
Address: Meet at day use area, 17775 104 Ave, Surrey

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