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May 2015

Wednesday
May 27
6:00 PM

HIKE: Lower Slopes of Burke Mountain $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512636) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip on a variety of forested trails in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park while taking time to enjoy nature. The group will travel on undulating trails taking in the reappearing spring vegetation in…

Thursday
May 28
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Colony Farm Regional Park

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Sunday
May 31
8:30 AM

BMN Hike: Buntzen Lake Loop

On this hike we will be making another trip to BC Hydro’s Buntzen Lake reservoir. This moderate hike will circle Buntzen Lake in a counter-clockwise direction walking on a well maintained trail. Highlights of the day will include a beautiful forest, lake views, and glimpses of Swan Falls. Roundtrip distance is 9.8 km (6 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain…

June 2015

Wednesday
Jun 3
7:00 PM

HIKE: Beginner Hiking Program to the High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park $20.00

These hikes are sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512634) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever wanted to hike to the top of the High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park, but did not know if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. The…

Thursday
Jun 4
6:30 PM

HIKE: Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $24.00

These hikes are sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512635) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever wanted to hike Diez Vistas in the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, but did not know if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. Diez Vistas is Spanish…

Saturday
Jun 6

Free Guided Bunting Walks at Colony Farm Park

Two walks are planned on this day to enjoy views of the beautiful lazuli buntings and other migratory birds at Colony Farm Regional Park. The first walk starts at 9AM and the second walk starts at 3PM. Walks will last approximately 2 hours. Dress for the weather with water and a hat if the day is hot. Meet at the…

Saturday
Jun 6
3:00 PM

Restoring Trust in our Democracy: Town Hall and All Candidates Meeting

Fair Vote Canada, in conjunction with TriCities LeadNow and the Douglas College Engagement Club, will present a political panel featuring representatives of the major federal parties.

Location: Douglas College – David Lam (A1470) 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Sunday
Jun 7
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Woodland Walk

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the creation of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, we will do an easy to moderate hike along the Woodland Walk Trail. This trip will be advertised as a public hike and we are looking for people willing to help lead or assist a leader. On this outing we will travel through a lovely mature second-growth…

Sunday
Jun 7
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

Monday
Jun 8
7:00 PM

Colony Farm Park Association's AGM and Bat Count

The Colony Farm Park Association hold their annual general meeting in the Park. Following the meeting, they will count bats at dusk. BMN members are especially welcome to attend. Meet in the grassy area near the Community Gardens at the end of Colony Farm Road.

Tuesday
Jun 9
7:00 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Special Outdoor Meeting at Riverview

It’s too nice in June to spend an evening indoors so our monthly club meeting will be held outdoors. Join others for a friendly and informative stroll amongst the heritage trees at Riverview. This walk is hosted by the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building. Riverview Hospital is located at…

Wednesday
Jun 10
6:30 PM

The Future of Riverview - the Fourth Open House

The visioning process was launched by the province in February 2014. The goal of the process is to build consensus among stakeholders, groups and individuals at the local, regional and provincial level on the future use of the Riverview Lands. Fourth Open House – Panel Discussion The fourth open house will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. It will…

Thursday
Jun 11
10:00 AM

Discover Nature in the Tri-Cities Booklet Launch at TD Bank

Burke Mountain Naturalists and TD Bank – Ottawa Street, Port Coquitlam branch will be having a celebration to launch the Discover Nature in the Tri-Cities booklet on Thursday, June 11, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (The club had received a $5,000 grant from TD Friends of the Environment towards the booklet project.) BMN members Al Grass, Jude Grass, David…

Thursday
Jun 11
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Coquitlam River near Lions Park, PoCo

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Friday
Jun 12
7:30 PM

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park - A Photographic Journey

The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC is hosting a presentation on BC’s youngest and least-explored provincial park. BC mountaineer and photographer Justin Brown will lead a virtual tour of the 17 days he and his partner Ian Koch spent traversing and exploring the remote reaches of Pinecone Burke in 2014. Author Lyle Litzenberger (whose book _Burke and Widgeon: A…

Saturday
Jun 13
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Sea to Summit Trail

This moderately strenuous Sea to Summit hike rises through the lower sections of the Stawamus Chief and and passes by Upper Shannon Falls. Then it continues up what was once an inaccessible route through beautiful forest to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola where views of Howe Sound, Sky Pilot and the surrounding peaks abound throughout. The group…

Saturday
Jun 13
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or loppers…

Sunday
Jun 14
1:00 PM

Free Guided Walk through the 'Backyard' of Riverview

Discover the beauty of the natural spaces on the Riverview Hospital grounds with Don Gillespie and other BMN members. Wear waterproof boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at 1 pm on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young building for a 2-3 hour walk. Banners and flags will help you find this building. To see a map,…

Friday
Jun 19
6:00 PM

BMN CYCLE: Solstice Cycle

As a tribute to the end of spring and to celebrate one of the longest days of the year, we would like to offer an evening cycle trip on the PoCo Trail. This is a 26 km flat route circuit that takes in the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, Pitt River, DeBoville Slough, and Hyde Creek. Meet at 6:00…

Saturday
Jun 20
8:15 AM

Birding with Larry at Grant Narrows

This trip is organized by Nature Vancouver, but BMN members can go along too. Enjoy a half-day birding at Grant Narrows along the Pitt River dyke from Grant Narrows to Catbird Slough. The grass may be long and in the morning usually wet, so appropriate footwear is advised. Expected species are Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, & Band-tailed Pigeon….

Thursday
Jun 25
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Woodhaven Swamp

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

July 2015

Friday
Jul 3
6:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Lower Slopes of Eagle Ridge

On this hike we will visit the red communications tower on Eagle Ridge. This tower is visible from many areas of the Lower Mainland, and nearby there is a great lookout that offers expansive views. We will use a variety of mountain bike trails as well roads along the power lines on this evening hike. Roundtrip distance is 6 km…

Thursday
Jul 9
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Mossom Creek Hatchery Lane and Hatchery

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Jul 11
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or…

Saturday
Jul 18
7:00 PM

'Stories Under the Stars' for Families @ Colony Farm Park

Listen to stories about bats and the other wildlife that live in the Park and help to count the bats which appear at dusk. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about bats and perhaps to see them for the first time. Open to all, no registration needed. Meet on the grassy area near the Community Gardens at…

Thursday
Jul 23
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Lower Marsh at Minnekhada

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Jul 25
6:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Skyline Trail

On this moderate hike in Manning Park, we will be start at the Strawberry Flats parking area and walk along an old fire access road through a lodgepole pine forest and through a flower meadow which contains strawberry blossoms and greening perennials in mid-July to August with a splash of bloom that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. From here we will…

August 2015

Thursday
Aug 6
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Burnaby Mountain Cleared Site

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Aug 8
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.”…

September 2015

Saturday
Sep 12
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Mt. Gardner

Once again, we will combine seafaring and hiking, this time sailing for Bowen Island, where we will climb to its high point, Mt. Gardner. The climb to Gardner’s north summit (the south, though slightly higher, is treed) is moderately strenuous, and since we will have a return ferry to catch, we will need to maintain a reasonable pace. The payoff…

Saturday
Sep 26
5:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit & 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…

October 2015

Saturday
Oct 3
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or…

Sunday
Oct 4
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: St. Marks Summit

We will revisit Cypress Provincial Park on this outing and hike a portion of the famous Howe Sound Crest Trail, starting from the scenic Yew Lake wetlands area and going as far as St. Marks Summit. On the way we will stop at the newly recreated Bowen Island Lookout, where, hopefully, we will have a great view of Howe Sound…

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