Summer is right around the corner and our wildlife educators are eager to get outside, meet our community, and do what we do best: teach! 💡
Starting in late June and going throughout the summer, you and your family, class, or group are invited to join our Lower Mainland wildlife educator on a series of guided nature walks through some of our most well known and loved Parks! These hikes take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musquem), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations!
Each hike will feature a unique theme that explores the local ecology, wildlife, history, and conservation of the various ecosystems found in our local Parks. The hikes are free, however we appreciate any donations!
Take a look at what we have planned and sign up using the links below!
Stoney Creek – Burnaby
Discover a salmon bearing stream in the heart of Burnaby that provides critical habitat for spawning Coho and Chum salmon! Learn how to identify salmon habitat, and the effects of urban disturbance and pollution on freshwater ecosystems.
Date and time: Saturday, July 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join our wildlife educator to gain a new perspective on the famous and beloved Stanley Park! Explore a variety of ecosystems the park has to offer such as, temperate rainforest, freshwater wetlands, marine tidal areas, and their transition habitats. With a focus on the history of the park we will discuss how urban wildlife and people can co-exist in the largest urban park in all of Canada!
Date and time: Saturday, July 23rd, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hastings Park Sanctuary
@ The PNE (Pacific National Exhibition)
Explore one the most well kept hidden gems in East Vancouver! Spend a morning walking around the lake which provides sanctuary for a host of bird species that we will identify using binoculars, ID books, and use citizen science apps to record them!
Date and time: Saturday, August 6th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Have you ever been in a real bog before? Well, now is your opportunity to learn about a cryptic, but surprisingly lively ecosystem located just on the edge of Pacific Spirit Park! Learn about bog species, ecology, and what makes bogs unlike any other ecosystem!
Date and time: Saturday, August 20th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.