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August 2016

Friday
Aug 26
7:00 PM

Explore the Evening...with Metro Vanc Parks

Join a casual nature walk to explore Colony Farm Regional Park near sunset.
Meet at parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road.
7-8PM Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Free. No need to register.

Saturday
Aug 27
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Mount Galiano

At least once over the summer months, we like to combine a little seafaring with hiking. This year we will take the ferry from Tsawwassen to the closest of the southern Gulf Islands, Galiano, and climb to its highest point. From the summit we will have fantastic views of other Gulf Islands, including Mayne, North and South Pender, Prevost, and…

Wednesday
Aug 31
6:00 PM

HIKE: Fraser River Sunset $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (566671) and signed waiver form is required. This evening of exercise and hiking will take in Colony Farm, Citadel Heights, and end with watching a sunset by the Fraser River. Most of the hike is on level ground, but there are a couple of short steep uphill sections. Time…

Wednesday
Aug 31
6:30 PM

Climate Plan Town Hall

Port Coquitlam-Coquitlam MP Ron McKinnon is hosting a Canadian Climate Plan town hall. It’s happening on the 31st of August at the Coquitlam Centre Library on Pinetree, from 6:30-8pm.

For more information on this and other Town Hall events, and to RSVP, click here.

September 2016

Friday
Sep 2
7:00 PM

Explore the Evening...with Metro Vanc Parks

Join a casual nature walk to explore Burnaby Lake Regional Park near sunset.
Meet at the Nature House.
7-8PM Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Free. No need to register.

Saturday
Sep 3
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry along the Pitt River Dykes

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Sherling Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s fourth September field trip for this route, the group added another 8 species to this growing list bringing the total to…

Saturday
Sep 10
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Bear Mountain

On this moderate to strenuous hike, we will ascend a modest summit near Harrison Hot Springs. Most of the hike is on an old gradual switchback road to ease the elevation gain. Great views of Harrison Lake, the upper part of the Fraser Valley, and the surrounding mountains are well worth the effort. The final viewpoint has been called “eye-popping.”…

Sunday
Sep 11
11:00 AM

TREEFEST Festival at Riverview

This will be the 23rd annual Treefest — a community festival to celebrate environmental stewardship focusing on the heritage trees, buildings and landscapes of the Riverview Hospital site in Coquitlam. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, September 11th, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Riverview Hospital grounds located at 2601 Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. This year’s…

Tuesday
Sep 13
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Guest Speaker Prof. Brent Ward on 'The Story of Glaciation in Metro Vancouver'

Guest speaker this month is SFU professor Brent Ward who will present an overview of the history of glaciations in BC with an emphasis on the lower mainland and the Tri-Cities area. His presentation will outline what caused the ice ages that characterize the last 2.6 million years of Earth’s history. Ward’s talk will focus on the timing and nature…

Saturday
Sep 17
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Black Mountain and Eagle Bluff

Great views and lovely small subalpine lakes will greet us in this moderate hike in Cypress Provincial Park. After a fairly steep uphill section of this trail, we’ll come out to a subalpine open area and reach Cabin Lake and soon Black Mountain summit. We go by a few more little lakes before descending into the woods and to Eagle…

Sunday
Sep 18
9:45 AM

Volunteer at Hoy Ck with the Lower Mainland 'Green Team'

Local residents are invited to help with the following activities (please click on the links below for more info and to sign up): Dig up Himalayan Blackberry at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam Sept 18 9.45-12.30pm Plant native species at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam Sept 18, 12.45-4pm No experience is necessary. Instruction, tools, gloves and refreshments are provided. Need more info?…

Sunday
Sep 18
2:00 PM

HIKE: Miller Ravine & the Chines $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (572917) and signed waiver form is required. This is a trip through the lush upper section of Miller Ravine while taking time to enjoy nature. The group will then descend into the steep forested area of the Chines before regaining elevation to make a loop back to the starting…

Saturday
Sep 24
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit and Pika Peak

This moderate to difficult hike is a must for keen hikers in the Tri-City area. We will travel on old logging roads through splendid second-growth forest and then on trails where we will experience the old growth of Burke Mountain. We will hear some of the history while enjoying the many waterfalls along the way. Once most of our elevation…

Sunday
Sep 25
1:00 PM

Free Guided Walking Tour of the Heritage Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for this special tour of the trees at Riverview, led by arborist Dana Slocum, to mark National Forest Week. The walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

Sunday
Sep 25
3:00 PM

HIKE: Coquitlam River $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (572918) and signed waiver form is required. To celebrate World Rivers Day, this is a loop trip along a section of the Coquitlam River. Time will be taken to explain how nature and humans coexist in the watershed of this urban stream. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with minimal…

Wednesday
Sep 28

'Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver' Fall Forum

Please save this date for the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver’s fall forum and 10-year anniversary to be held at the City Centre Community Centre at #105-5900 Minoru Blvd. in Richmond on September 28. There will be guest speakers and presentations in the morning, lunch and birthday cake, and the afternoon will offer a choice of concurrent field tours…

October 2016

Saturday
Oct 1
9:00 AM

Friends of DeBoville Slough Invasive Plant Control Work Party

The Friends of DeBoville Slough will be conducting an Invasive Plant Control Work Party, Saturday, October 1st from 9am to Noon. Come out for a morning of camaraderie and exercise while helping the environment. With the assistance of the City of Coquitlam we will be working on controlling Japanese Knotweed. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of…

Saturday
Oct 1
1:30 PM

HIKE: Jug Island and Whiskey Cove Loop $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (573481) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will be in Belcarra Regional Park. We will hike on the standard trail to Jug Island Beach taking in views of Bedwell Bay and Eagle Ridge. Then we will return via Whiskey Cove while admiring the views of Indian Arm…

Sunday
Oct 2
1:00 PM

Last Tour of Riverview Trees for the Season

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for the last tour in 2016 of the trees at Riverview. This is a wonderful time as the trees start to display their brilliant fall colours. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or…

Saturday
Oct 15
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

In recent years club members have realigned a portion of the Lake View Trail and also built new trail to a slightly higher and much more favourable viewpoint. On this moderate hike we will have an opportunity to see what they’ve done and, if the weather allows, enjoy the new lookout’s stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. Roundtrip…

Saturday
Oct 15
9:45 AM

Volunteer at Hoy Ck with the Lower Mainland 'Green Team'

Local residents are invited to help with the following activities (please click on the links below for more info and to sign up): Remove blackberry at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam Oct 15 9.45am-12.30pm Plant native species at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam Oct 15 12.45-4pm No experience is necessary. Instruction, tools, gloves and refreshments are provided. Need more info? email lowermainlandgreenteam…

Sunday
Oct 16
9:00 AM

HIKE: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (572919) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will go through the forest, lake, & wetland areas of the well known Mundy Park and the not so well known forest and streams of the Riverview Forest. Time will be taken to enjoy nature as we hike along. Roundtrip…

November 2016

Sunday
Nov 6
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Burnaby Mountain and Horizons Restaurant Brunch

Join us for a not so well know moderate hike just outside the TriCities’ border. We will travel in a loop starting from the Barnet Highway and heading west and up more than 500 stairs to SFU where we will join the Trans Canada Trail heading east and return west via the Cougar Creek Trail and Barnet Trail. Views of…

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