Regional Parks Snap & Share

Regional Parks Snap & Share

Two easy steps to participate:

1. Go to or download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone and set up an account.

2. Take photos in any Metro Vancouver regional park or greenway from May 15-June 13 and upload them to iNaturalist.

This spring, explore Metro Vancouver’s regional parks and greenways. Pay attention to plants and wildlife you haven’t noticed before. Then simply snap photos of what you discover and share your photos on iNaturalist.

iNaturalist is a great way to build your nature knowledge and get feedback on your observations. What’s more, you’ll be joining a global community of citizen scientists and contributing to biodiversity science.

It’s a fun outdoor activity for everyone, on your own or with your family bubble.

You can check out the Regional Parks Snap & Share project page on iNaturalist to see what others have been observing and view the leaderboard.
Please take photos safely. Don’t approach wildlife, stay on trails, and don’t pick or remove anything.

Prize Winners

  • All registered participants will be entered into weekly draws:

o Monday May 24: Family membership to Museum of Anthropology (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18):

iNaturliast Username “graptos”

o Monday May 31: Family membership to Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18):

iNaturalist Username “ted_goshulak”

o Monday June 7: Family membership to Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association and commemorative book:

Irene L, iNaturalist username “blpairene”

o Monday June 14: Gift certificate for 2 adults for any 1.5 hour-long virtual or in-person tour with Talaysay Tours:

Daniel M, iNaturalist username “danielmosquin”

Overall Winners

Individual with the most observations:

OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society 40-minute owl pellet program with a bag of 10 owl pellets, plus a $60 gift card from Book Warehouse:

Chris M, iNaturalist username “chrismcv”

Individual with the most species observed:

$120 gift certificate for Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, plus a $60 gift card from Book Warehouse:

Sheila M, iNaturalist username “Sheilamax”

Many thanks to Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, Talaysay Tours and Aboriginal Eco Tours for donating prizes.

To be eligible for prizes you’ll need to register for this project using this form. Register any time up to June 13.

If you're new to iNaturalist:

To view a recording of our May 11th webinar, “Introduction to iNaturalist” by SFU professor and iNaturalist expert John Reynolds, click here.
You can also check out these tutorials on how iNaturalist works:

From the iNaturalist phone app: How to make an observation on iNaturalist

From the iNaturalist website: How to use iNaturalist’s Photo and Sound uploader

Participating Organizations

Prize Donors

You are donating to : Pacific Parklands Foundation

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