Spring Break is WILD at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre!

If you haven’t been to the Ecology Centre in a while, put it at the top of your list for Spring Break. Nestled in the trees in beautiful Lynn Canyon, the building itself is designed in the shape of a dogwood flower, which is BC’s provincial flower. Moving inside the building, visitors will be treated to plenty of educational programming and interactive, hands-on exhibits. Tour the Animal Gallery to learn about animal food chains and defenses, the Plant Gallery to understand more about the temperate rainforests we live in, and the Children’s Gallery where you will find puppets, activities, and a whole bunch of natural history items such as bird eggs and snake skins.

Spring Break at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is also filled with wildlife programming encouraging families to get inspired, get educated, and get involved in the world around them! Learn about the rich biodiversity of our planet from the experts who care for wildlife. Ecology Centre Naturalists and guest presenters have arranged two full weeks of programs, workshops, nature walks, and more. All events are by donation, with a recommendation of $3.50 per person or $6 per family, per program.

Storytime with Mark Angelo : Join local conservationist Mark Angelo on Monday, March 13th from 10:30am-11:15am for an interactive reading of The Little Creek That Could to learn about our local waterways.

Day in the Life of a Park Ranger: Have you ever wondered what a Park Ranger does? Head to the Lynn Canyon Ranger Station on March 13th from 1pm-2pm to discover the duties of Park Rangers. (Ages 5+)

Go Fish BC: Interested in fishing? Learn about how to fish responsibly and how to tie a dry-land cast so you are prepared for your next fishing trip! The workshop is best for ages 5+ and takes place on March 15, from 10:30am-11:15am.

Felting Local Plants and Animals: On March 15 from 2-3pm, families will love working together as they learn how to felt their favourite plants and animals in this hands-on workshop. (Ages 5+)

Wild Neighbours with the Fur-Bearers: Wildlife is all around us and it’s up to us to learn more about our wild neighbours and live alongside them. This event occurs on March 16 from 1-2pm.

Treetop Tales Storytime: On March 17 from 11:00-11:30, head to the Ecology Centre for stories, songs and rhymes! Then, spend some time playing with our puppets or listening to animal sounds in our Kids Wing.

Urban Wildlife with Biologist Dr. Tom Flower: On March 20 from 10:30-11:30am, join Dr. Flower to discover which creatures are roaming around the forest by watching secret camera footage. (Ages 5+)

Park Ranger Walk and Talk: Enjoy a guided walk through the park, including the suspension bridge. Discover how you can keep safe while having fun in our community’s green spaces. (Ages 5+) March 20, 1-2pm.

Forest Bathing Guided Walk: Forest Bathing is a slow, mindful experience with stillness and sitting. There will be some slow walking, no more than one kilometer or so, with stops along the way. March 22, 12:30-2pm.

Family Nature Walk: Enjoy a guided nature walk on March 23 beginning at 1pm over the suspension bridge and around the 30ft pool loop. This hike will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete and includes many stairs.

Owls of BC: British Columbia is home to some incredible owls, but these great birds can be tricky to find and need to be taken care of responsibly. Learn all about owls on March 24th from 11am-12pm. (Ages 8+)

Wildlife Weeks at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

When: March 13-24, 2023
Time: 12pm-4pm (Saturday and Sunday) 10am-4pm (Monday-Friday)
Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Address: 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver