Family Fun in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (updated February 22)

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

Abbotsford | Burnaby | Coquitlam |Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver

Burnaby:

Spring Break at the Nature House

Get out and enjoy nature this spring break. The nature house at Burnaby Lake will be open with activities and crafts to help you and your kids get outside and experience spring. This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: March 18 – 22, 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby

Critter Capers: The Case of the Missing Blossoms

Hoskins the hummingbird’s favourite blossom patch has mysteriously vanished. Can you discover what happened to it and keep Hoskins humming along? Allow 1 hour to crack the case at this Easter Monday mystery. This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: April 22, 2019
Time: noon – 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby

Forest Fairy Gathering

Visit the ‘Gnome Depot’ to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting and be prepared for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome. This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: May 18, 2019
Time: 11am – 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby (Additional parking & shuttle at Avalon entrance starting at 10:45 am)

Environment Week: Wild About Burnaby Lake

Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby through stewardship displays, guided walks and invasive species pulls. This is a FREE, all ages event. Registration required for walking tours at 604-432-6359.
When: June 9, 2019
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Address: Park at Avalon entrance and meet at Cariboo Dam, Burnaby Info: www.metrovancouver.org (search ‘Wild About Burnaby Lake’) or www.burnabylakepark.ca

Coquitlam:

International Migratory Bird Day: Partners in the Park

Learn about the importance of the park to migratory birds. Join us for displays, kids’ activities, a history tour at 1 pm and introductory birding walks at 2:30 pm. Presented by Colony Farm Park Association. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: May 11, 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
Address: Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam

Lazuli Bunting Walk

Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if you own them. Presented by Colony Farm Park Association. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: June 1, 2019
Time: 9am – 11am
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
Address: Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam

Langley:

Owl Hoot-enanny

Hoot along with live owls! Uncover the mysterious lives of owls with skull and feather displays, activities and crafts. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: February 23, 2019
Time: noon – 3 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: Park at 20285 8th Ave and follow signs for 5 minute walk to Red Barn

Enchanted Forest

Experience the forest through the eyes of a gnome on a 1-hour nature quest. Sneak a peek at the new nature discovery area. Bring food to roast on the campfire. Costumes welcome.  This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: March 21, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park
Address: Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter from main park entrance on 8th Ave, Langley

Spring into Summer at the Nature House

Celebrate the opening of the nature house for the summer season with face painting, entertainment, owl pellet dissection, games and kids’ crafts. This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: May 18, 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
Address: Park at 20285 8th Ave and follow signs for 5 minute walk to Red Barn

Maple Ridge:

Mother Nature’s Recycling

If it wasn’t for snails, slugs, worms and their allies, there’d be a whole lot more poop in the park. Learn about recycling, Mother Nature style. Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open Houses – Check out displays and presentations at these themed open houses. Tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: March 31, 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at 11450 256th St, 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 28, 2019
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge (Additional parking & shuttle at Webster’s Corners Elementary School starting at 11 am)

Amazing Animal Moms

Mom’s the word as we examine parenting techniques of several different species, from devoted mother bears to young garter snakes that are independent from birth. Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open Houses Check out displays and presentations at these themed open houses. Tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: May 12, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge

The Birds & the Bees

There’s fertilization happening in the flower beds – and birds, bees and even mammals are in on it. Find out what all the buzz is about. Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open Houses – Check out displays and presentations at these themed open houses. Tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: June 9, 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Address: Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge

Surrey:

Forest Walk & Campfire

Enjoy an evening forest walk to a campfire. We provide the stories and roasting forks, you provide your own marshmallows and songs. Hike departs at 6 pm sharp. This is a FREE, all ages event.
When: March 30, 2019
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Tynehead Regional Park
Address: Meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey

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. Presented by Serpentine Enhancement Society. This is a FREE, all ages, drop-in event.
When: May 11, 2019
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Tynehead Regional Park
Address: Meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey

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