This evening of exercise and hiking will take in the steep uphill trek on the Coquitlam Crunch Trail. There will be a chance for great views and time will be taken to enjoy the vegetation and wildlife in the area. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with an elevation gain of 260 m. Meet at 6:00 pm. Return approximately 8:00 pm.
Please contact Terry (604. 942. 1626) for more info.
The City of Coquitlam is hosting an afternoon of active outdoor games, sports and nature crafts for the children. Find out about outdoor opportunities in the community and learn outdoor preparedness tips from the experts. Ian McArthur will be at this event with a hiking display and what gear you should be carrying if you are exploring in the outdoors.
Date: Saturday, May 26
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Victoria Park, 3435 Victoria Drive
On this difficult hike we will take the BCMC Trail, which is a distance of 3 km with an elevation gain of 853 m. We will have a light lunch on the peak, then enjoy the view of the North Shore, downtown Vancouver, and UBC. We will then walk around and enjoy visiting resident grizzly bears (Grinder & Coola). We will return by the Gondola ($10 each). Meet at 8:00 am. Return 3:00 pm.
Please contact Mahasti (604. 603. 9865) for more info.
To celebrate the twenty-third anniversary of the creation of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, we will do an easy to moderate hike along the Woodland Walk Trail. On this outing we will travel through a lovely mature second-growth forest and view Saw Blade Falls. You should be prepared to cross a few small creeks by easy boulder-hopping, though there will be help in crossing safely. Roundtrip distance is 11.5 km with an elevation gain of 300 m. Meet at 8:00 am. Return 1:00 pm.
Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.
Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby – presentations,
voyageur canoe tours, guided walks and invasive species pulls.
Meet at Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion,6871 Roberts St, Burnaby.
Info: www.metrovancouver.org (search ‘Wild about Burnaby Lake’) or www.burnabylakepark.ca
Presented with Burnaby Lake Park Association & City of Burnaby
Free, but registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359
Hear children’s stories about bats and other wildlife. Then watch and help count the bats emerging at dusk.
For children aged 5-10, who must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in front of the Community Gardens.
Presented by Colony Farm Park Association
FREE but registration required: 604-432-6359
Join members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists and the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided tour of some of the outside portions of the heritage buildings and a wander into Riverview’s wilder “backyard” area. The tour will last 90 minutes with some uphill and downhill sections. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Dogs on leash are welcome. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building at 7pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.