Spring Celebrations

Regional Parks are beaming with signs of spring; birds are returning, buds are blooming, and the bushes are beginning to rustle.  What better way to welcome the change of seasons than to get outside and explore Metro Vancouver Regional Parks?  Parks staff and park partners have organized an amazing line-up of events and programs for the spring.  We highly recommend that you open up your calendars and set your priorities straight because you won’t want to miss out!

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come:


Birding for Beginners – Colony Farm Park Association
Sunday April 8th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Looking to break into the world of birding but don’t know where to start?  Colony Farm Park Association volunteers will teach you the basics of birding and get you one step closer to becoming a bird watching aficionado.


Goodbye Chums – Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Sunday April 29th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get involved with the life cycle of salmon by releasing salmon fry into the creek and facilitating their journey to the sea.  The event will also include live entertainment and activities and games.


Forest Fairy Gathering – Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Saturday May 19th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
What’s better than crafting? Crafting in nature!  Stop by the ‘Gnome Depot’ and you’ll find materials to build your own fairy home.  Face painting, costumes, and forested trails included.


Wilderness at your Doorstep – Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Sunday May 20th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Interested in learning more about Lynn Headwaters?  This event will teach you all about the natural and cultural heritage of this beautiful park.



Coho Bon Voyage – Crippen Regional Park
Sunday June 3rd, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Explore the fish hatchery, release Coho fry, and learn about the importance of salmon.


Watershed Stewardship Centre Open House: Pond-ering Amphibians – Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Sunday June 17th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enlighten yourself in the field of environmental education by touring the Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre and learning all about amphibians.  Check out other educational spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, the roof-to-creek stormwater management system, and the surrounding wetlands.

Source: Pacific Salmon Foundation

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