Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated September 10)

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

Burnaby |Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | North Vancouver | Richmond | Vancouver |

Burnaby:

Christmas Open House

Drop in to the nature house to enjoy crafts and complimentary refreshments or join a guided nature walk.
When: December 1, 2019
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Delta:

Flashlight Mysteries: The Park of Darkness

A dark artifact is removing all sunlight from the world. Can you harness the powers of nature to solve puzzles along lantern lit trails and restore balance to save the day? Allow 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. Bring a flashlight. Challenges designed for ages 12+.
When: October 19, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Deas Island Regional Park
Address: 6090 Deas Island Road, Delta
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Langley:

Fishy Finale

Witness the wonder of the pink salmon migration up the mighty Fraser River. Learn about their life cycle and the animals that eat them. Try your hand at casting or tying flies. Bring your tidal fishing license (buy online).
When: September 21, 2019
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: Meet at Two-bit Bar, 9117 272 Street, Langley
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Heritage Apple Day

Sample a variety of apples, learn about pollinators, try your hand at old-fashioned chores, and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians.
When: October 5, 2019
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park, Edgewater Bar
Directions: Meet at Heritage Area, 10716 Allard Cres, Langley
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Maple Ridge:

World Rivers Day

Celebrate World Rivers Day with canoe tours, children’s activities and stewardship displays. Allow 1.5 hours to complete.
When: September 22, 2019
Time:  11am – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Fraser Riverfront, 23200 River Rd, Maple Ridge
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Return of the Salmon

Cheer on the salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. Check out displays, play games and chat with fisheries experts from the BellIrving Hatchery and other community organizations.
When: October 20, 2019
Time:  11am – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: 240th & Kanaka Street, Maple Ridge
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Scales, Talons & Claws

Watch for salmon navigating home to spawn and the animals that catch them on their journey. Learn more about these creatures and how to keep them safe and wild.
When: October 13, 27 & November 3, 2019
Time:  11am – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: 240th & Kanaka Street, Maple Ridge
Directions: Meet at fish fence, 23900 Kanaka Creek Rd, Maple Ridge
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Let the Egg-citement Begin

Salmon undergo wondrous transformations beginning the moment they emerge from eggs. Make it a full day of salmon life cycle learning by spending the morning at the fish fence (Scales, Talons & Claws, see above), a 5-minute drive away from the open house.
When: November 3, 2019
Time:  1pm – 4pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Directions: Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

North Vancouver:

Coho Commotion

Each fall, coho salmon complete an epic journey to return to their birthplace, change colour and other aspects of their physical appearance – all in order to mate and make salmon babies. Get up close and personal with wild salmon and find out wow facts about their extraordinary lives. (Please leave pets at home.)
When: October 26, 2019
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Capilano River Regional Park
Directions: Meet at Capilano River Hatchery
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Richmond:

Harvest Moon Walk

Take a moonlit walk and experience the night where the river meets the ocean. See the moon and stars, breathe in crisp fall air and listen to the whisperings of nighttime animals. Pre-registration for this event is required.
When: September 14, 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Iona Beach Regional Park
Address: 900 Ferguson Rd, Richmond
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Vancouver:

First Day Camp Fire

Start off the New Year by a cozy campfire amidst a backdrop of towering evergreens. Sing along to familiar songs or listen to stories about west coast plants and animals. (Please leave pets at home.)
When: January 1, 2020
Time: 12:30pm – 3pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Directions: Meet at park centre on 16th Ave, 400 m west of Blanca St
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Family Day Camp Fire

Drop by for a cozy campfire and learn about nearby nature through story and song. (Please leave pets at home.)
When: February 17, 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 3pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Directions: Meet at park centre on 16th Ave, 400 m west of Blanca St
Website: www.metrovancouver.org

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