Interactive & Educational Programs for Kids at Richmond Nature Park

Richmond Nature Park

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The Richmond Nature Park consists of 200 acres of the raised peat bog habitat that once covered large portions of Lulu Island. Four walking trails totalling 5km provide visitors the chance to encounter plants and animals in bog, forest and pond habitats. Throughout the year the Richmond Nature Park hosts numerous family-friendly events. Admission to many of the events is by donation.

Gem and Mineral Show:

The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society present a display of gems and minerals; demos and interactive games. All ages. Admission by donation.
Date: September 23, 2018
Time: 11am – 4pm

Fossil Show:

Learn about BC’s fascinating prehistoric past with real fossils displayed by the Vancouver Paleontological Society. Make fossil casts and fossil rubbings too! All ages. Admission by donation.
Date: September 30, 2018
Time: 11am – 4pm

Cranberry Sale:

Stock up on fresh cranberries at the Richmond Nature Park Society’s annual cranberry sale. Proceeds support educational and public programs in the park.
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm

Once Upon a Pumpkin:

Come explore the Nature House and learn about Halloween’s origins in nature. All ages. Free activity!
Date: Daily, October 13 – 31, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm

Wild Things:

Once a year mischievous racoons, a friendly bear, chatty crows and their forest friends emerge from the bog to greet visitors as they walk along a trail lined with candlelit pumpkins. Join us for some spooky fun, storytelling, and pumpkin carnival games at this Halloween-inspired event. All ages. Admission for this event is free for those two years and younger, $3/child (3-12 years) and $5/adult (13+ years). Proceeds support educational and public programs in the park. An adult must accompany children. Flashlights and costumes are optional. Rain or shine; dress for the weather. Please note there is NO onsite parking. Park at Cambie School and ride on the Pumpkin Express to the Nature Park.
Date: October 27, 2018 & October 28, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Mushroom Show:

Discover the fungus among us as the Vancouver Mycological Society presents a show of local autumn fungi. Bring mystery mushrooms for identification. All ages. Admission by donation.
Date: November 4, 2018
Time: 11am – 4pm

A Day for the Birds:

Drop-in for a tour of the park’s wildlife garden and learn how to make a bird’s garden habitat with responsible feeding practices. All ages. Admission by donation.
Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 11am – 3pm

Jingle Bell Market

Complete your last minute holiday shopping while supporting local artisans and vendors. Unique and interesting, nature-related gifts will be available for purchase. All ages.
Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 1pm – 4pm

Richmond Nature Park:

Address: 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Phone: (604) 718-6188

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