The long weekend is quickly approaching. Next Monday, May 20th is Victoria Day.
Also known as May Two-Four, May Long and the May Long Weekend, Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday on thepreceding May 25th. It is meant as a celebration in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday and is also the unofficial recognition of the start of summer for many Canadians.
This means many of us have an extra day off work and more time with the family. If you are looking for fun, unique activities to get the kids outdoors – check out the following activities in our regional parks:
Saturday May 18th, 2013
Trail Troupers: Nature Walks for Kids
Pacific Spirit Regional Park,
Free Nature Walk offered by Pacific Spirit Park Youth Committee. Please note that parents must accompany their children. Visitow.ly/gpkEO for meeting spots.
Forest Fairy Gathering
Burnaby Lake Regional Park,
Visit the “fairy market” for supplies to construct your very own fairy or gnome home. Come dressed in costume, enjoy free face painting, and be prepared for a magical afternoon.
Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue off Winston Street
Frog Pond Foray
Campbell Valley Regional Park,
Listen to a story, make a craft and learn about water tigers and other creatures that live in a pond. Wear shoes that can get wet and dirty.
Meet at the Nature House at 8th Avenue and 204th Street in Langley via the South Valley entrance
Introduction to Geocaching
Iona Beach Regional Park, 1 to 3 pm
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt about locating outdoor hidden containers. Equipment provided.
Registration required. Call 604.432.6359
Sunday May 19th, 2013
Wilderness at Your Doorstep
Lynn Headwaters Regional Park,
A celebration of pioneer history. Explore relics from early logging and mining days at BC Mills House and discover more about everything from hiking to bears to archaeology.
If you’re looking for more to do or if you do not have children then check out the following list of activities with a little something for everyone:
Inside Vancouver: 10 Things to Do in Vancouver for the Victoria Day Long Weekend