Celebrate our magnificent rivers at PoCo’s Rivers & Trails Festival in Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, on the banks of the Coquitlam River). BMN will be there with our new displays and children’s puzzles, along with other groups, live music, food trucks, and salmon smolts (for kids to release into the river).
This strenuous loop hike takes in part of the Skywalk North Trail on the west side of Whistler. Beautiful Screaming Cat Lake will be our main objective, but a side trip to the Valley Lookout offers views of Blackcomb Peak, Whistler Mountain, Cougar Mountain, Soo River, and Rainbow Mountain. Roundtrip distance is 15 km with an elevation gain of 1000 m. Meet in Coquitlam at 6:00 am. Return at 7:00 pm. This hike will go ahead only if the weather is favourable.
Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info. and/or to register your interest.
This strenuous hike has a big payoff: an incredible view of southern Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, and along the Sea to Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay. Be prepared for steep sections and, in a couple of places, fixed ropes. Roundtrip distance is 8 km with an elevation gain of 650 m. This hike will go ahead only if the weather is dry. Please contact Mark (604. 552. 0727) for more info. and/or to register your interest.
This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (633325) and signed waiver form is required.
This is a great three step program for beginners to learn about hiking and enjoying the change of seasons with the fall colours. The program will take in local trails along the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm & Lower Riverview, and Minnekhada High Knoll.
Sat. October 13, 1:30pm to 5pm
Sat. October 20, 9am to noon
Sun. October 28, 9am to 1pm
For questions or to register contact the City of Coquitlam Registration Line (604. 927. 4386).
For additional info contact Ian (604. 939. 4039).
BMN will be having a display table and providing an educational session on bats at this festival.
There will be activities, performers, exhibitors, and storytelling that will reveal local night animals. Bring a flashlight and allow 1.5 hours to complete.
Park at the Pacific Academy (10238 – 10300 168 Street, Surrey) and take a free shuttle to the day use area starting at 5:30 pm as there is limited parking at the day use area in the park.
This is a free event.
On this moderate hike we will follow the course of the Capilano River from Ambleside Park to Cleveland Dam. We will enjoy a variety of terrain: from beaches and rocky shores to canyon cliffs and dense rainforest. We will return the same way. Roundtrip distance is 15 km and the elevation gain is 236 m. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 5:00 pm. Please contact Mark (604. 552. 0727) for more info.
Cheer on the salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. Engage with displays, games and fisheries experts from the Bell-Irving Hatchery and other community organizations.
Meet at fish fence on 240th St, north of Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge.
Presented by Metro Vancouver Parks and the Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society.
The Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery celebrates the return of BC’s favourite fish with fishy activities including salmon viewing, children’s crafts and music. BMN will be at this annual celebration with our display and children’s puzzles along with many other volunteers and local stewardship groups. Dress for the weather.
The Hoy Creek Hatchery is a 7 min. walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station, and is located in Hoy Creek Linear Park, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex ( Pinetree and Guildford Way). Free parking is available at Coquitlam City Hall, Pinetree Community Centre and Douglas College. Location via Google maps.
For more details, visit the Hoy-Scott Creek web site
Join us for a moderate hike, with steep sections, as we explore the Seymour River in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. This outing is all about water and the long history the area has with Vancouver’s water supply. We’ll access the Seymour River via the Twin Bridges Trail descending downhill through beautiful coastal forest. Arriving at the river, we’ll see the large pool and flooded foreshore that resulted from the December 2014 rockslide. We’ll then head northward along the Fisherman’s trail with several access points to the river, see remnants of pipes and a tunnel from the early water supply feed, and pass foundations from old homesteads. Lastly we’ll return to the parking lot via the Homestead Trail with more views of the coastal forest. Roundtrip distance is 8 km with an elevation gain of 200 m. Meet at 9 am. Return 3:30 pm. Please contact Chris (email@example.com or 604-315-5345) for more info.
This is the 19th year of celebrating of the returning salmon to Hyde Creek. BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles at this very popular (indoor) event. Hosted by the Hyde Creek Watershed Society and held at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. This is the last local community event of the season and provides excellent views of spawning salmon in nearby Hyde Creek and it’s free!
For more info, click here.
Visit O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) on December 1st, from 10am-3pm.
O.W.L. is a non-profit organization located in Delta dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned raptors, such as hawks, eagles, and of course, owls.
Get your picture taken with Santa and his owl helper and take a tour around our Wildlife Museum and visit raptors up close. Enjoy hot beverages and treats and find amazing and unique Holiday gifts.
$10 per digital photo. Entry by donation. All proceeds go to the care of injured and orphaned raptors.
Wheelchair accessible. Sorry, No Pets allowed.