Event Calendar

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April 2017

Saturday
Apr 29
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Brae Island and Derby Reach

On this moderately easy hike we will sample two Fraser River regional parks: Brae Island and Derby Reach. We will walk the Tavistock Point and Houston loop trails, and connect the two via the Fort-to-Fort Trail. This portion of the Fraser is rich in wildlife and of considerable historical interest. Roundtrip distance is 15 km (9.3 mi), but if we…

Sunday
Apr 30
11:00 AM

Goodbye Chums & Stewardship Centre Opening Celebration

Celebrate the opening of the new Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre. Release salmon fry into the creek where they will start their journey to the sea. Enjoy fun activities, games, storytellers and musical entertainment from The Wilds.
Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
Info: 604-530-4983
Presented by Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society
11 am – 3 pm

Sunday
Apr 30
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Magnificent Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided walking tour of some of magnificent trees at Riverview. This walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots as the grass can be lengthy in places. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

May 2017

Monday
May 1
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Miller Ravine & the Chines $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590657) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide 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…

Saturday
May 6
10:30 AM

Spring Celebration at Maplewood Flats

Enjoy guided walks along the scenic trails that wind around this part of Burrard Inlet, and all the activities, lunch and storytelling in the Corrigan Nature House. Located at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats, 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver. This free event is part of Vancouver Bird Week. There is a full schedule of events, running from 10:30 am…

Saturday
May 6
11:00 AM

Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek

The annual Noon’s Creek Hatchery Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek and the Port Moody skating arena. Help to release young chum into Noons Creek and view displays from 50 environmental groups in the lower mainland. Enjoy the music, children’s activities, food, and fun! BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles.
From 11am-3pm

Sunday
May 7
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Westwood Plateau $9.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590671) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will take in greenways and urban streets on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the forest of Ridge Park. There will be a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip distance is 12km with an elevation gain of…

Sunday
May 7
10:00 AM

BMN TRIP: Visit Reifel Bird Sanctuary with the Dave and Gill Richardson

Join Dave and Gill Richardson, BMN members and avid birders, on a visit to Reifel Bird Sanctuary on Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Sanctuary is located within the Fraser River estuary in south Delta (Ladner), and is an important area for the millions of birds seeking feeding and resting areas during their annual migrations along…

Sunday
May 7
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Park

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
All ages. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association. Free.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Tuesday
May 9
7:30 PM

BMN MONTHLY MEETING: Population Recovery of Coastal Western Painted Turtles in the South Coast of BC

The remaining population of painted turtles in our part of the province is officially listed as endangered. These are our only native freshwater turtles, and are easily distinguished from the ‘pet’ turtles that have been released into ponds and other waterways. At our May 9th meeting, SFU graduate student Deanna McTavish will describe the recovery plans for this species, and…

Wednesday
May 10
7:00 PM

'Port Moody Naturally' Seminar

Port Moody Naturally will be a double feature this Spring! This seminar will be held at the Inlet Theatre where two dynamic speakers are lined up: First, Beautiful and Resilient Gardens – Naturally! by expert gardener Dr. Linda Gilkeson, who will show you how to keep your garden beautiful, healthy and resilient – the natural way. And second, *Tweets, Trees…

Saturday
May 13
9:00 AM

Invasive Plant Control Work Party at DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough for a morning of work and camaraderie while helping the environment. We will be working on controlling Japanese knotweed. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough at 9am. Be sure to were sturdy footwear and dress for the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget the water…

Saturday
May 13
9:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Kanaka Creek

We will explore the two branches of Kanaka Creek in the Cliff Falls section of Kanaka Creek Regional Park. This moderate to easy hike, on rough trail surfaces, winds its way through a coastal forest and crosses Kanaka Creek and North Fork Kanaka Creek at several locations. The creeks are a spectacular sight with potholes, sandstone cliffs, numerous rapids, and…

Saturday
May 13
1:00 PM

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Colony Farm Park

Join the Colony Farm Park Association for displays, children’s activities, a history tour at 1 pm and introductory birding walks at 2:30 pm.
Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam
Info: 604-520-6442
Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association
1 – 4 pm

Sunday
May 14
1:00 PM

Mother's Day Walking Tour of the Heritage Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a special free Mother’s Day tour of the heritage trees at Riverview. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on leash are…

Saturday
May 20
11:00 AM

Forest Fairy Gathering at Burnaby Lake

Visit the ‘Gnome Depot’ to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting and be prepared for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome.
Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave.
Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Free.
11 am – 3 pm

Wednesday
May 24
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Line Trail Loop $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590668) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will ascend on steep mountain bike trails and old roads to the top of the power lines on Burke Mountain. Views to Eagle Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be the highlight of this evening while taking time to see the…

Saturday
May 27
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Diez Vistas

This is a favourite moderate hike in the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area. Diez Vistas is Spanish for “ten views.” The trail starts steeply and soon gives way to some beautiful views of Indian Arm and the North Shore mountains. Views of Buntzen Lake and Eagle Ridge can be seen on a clear day. We will return by crossing the suspension…

Sunday
May 28
10:00 AM

DeBoville Slough Nature Walk

Join members of the Friends of DeBoville Slough for a free, family-friendly walk. Get to know more about the plants, animals and birds in the area. Meet at the kiosk at the north side of DeBoville Slough and be sure to dress for the weather, including sturdy walking shoes.
10 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday
May 30
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Coquitlam Crunch and Yoga $12.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (591651) and signed waiver form is required. Challenge yourself by climbing the famous Coquitlam Crunch. The hard work will be worth it as you finish the evening off with a gentle restorative yoga class while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with an elevation gain of…

Wednesday
May 31
7:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Beginner Hiking Program to Cypress Lake on Eagle Ridge $24.50

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590660) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever heard of Cypress Lake, but did not know where it was or if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. We will start with a beginner’s…

June 2017

Thursday
Jun 1
6:30 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $32.75

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590659) 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…

Saturday
Jun 3
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest

All who drive the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler pass by Brohm Lake, but relatively few stop to sample what the adjacent Interpretive Forest has to offer. On this easy to moderate outing, we will loop through the Interpretive Forest and also circle Brohm Lake. The hike will feature outstanding views of the spectacular Tantalus Range. Roundtrip distance, depending…

Saturday
Jun 3
9:00 AM

Lazuli Bunting Walk at Colony Farm Regional Park

Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a 2-hour guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if possible.
Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam
Info: 604-520-6442
Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association. Free.
9 – 11 am

Sunday
Jun 4
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Park

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
All ages. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association. Free.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Saturday
Jun 10
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Woodland Walk

To celebrate the twenty-second 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…

Saturday
Jun 10
10:00 AM

Environment Week: Wild about Burnaby Lake

Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe and learn how you can bring more nature to Burnaby! Registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359 Meet at Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St Presented with Burnaby Lake Park Association and City of Burnaby. Free. 10 am – 2…

Sunday
Jun 11
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Magnificent Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided walking tour of some of magnificent trees at Riverview. This walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots as the grass can be lengthy in places. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

Friday
Jun 16
6:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Lower Slopes of Eagle Ridge

On this evening hike we will explore some the different trails on the lower slopes of Eagle Ridge; we will be using a variety of trails, to take in some views of the lower mainland and the surrounding mountains. Roundtrip distance is 10 km (6.2 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 460 m (1500 ft). Meet at 6:00 pm….

Wednesday
Jun 21
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 over the Port Mann Bridge. This is a 20 km route that takes in the Pitt River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, and spectacular views from the Port Mann Bridge. This cycle will…

Friday
Jun 23
6:30 PM

BMN's 'Birding for Absolute Beginners'

This will be a free guided 90-minute walk around Como Lake, led by the Burke Mountain Naturalists. Meet at the south parking lot at Como Lake. Register ahead by email: BurkeMtnNats@gmail.com. The path around the lake is flat and wheelchair accessible. Total distance is about 1.5 km. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Saturday
Jun 24
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Cypress Lake from Old Orchard Hall

On this hike, we will explore Noons Creek in its entirety, from its headwaters in Cypress Lake to where it meets Burrard Inlet. We will begin our journey by using a short section of the Shoreline trail before using various other trails on Eagle Ridge to finally reach Cypress Lake. Please note there are several steep sections on this route….

July 2017

Sunday
Jul 9
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Linden Trees and Tea at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the linden trees. Linger for linden tea. Walk is led by a volunteer arborist, and last about one hour, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children…

Saturday
Jul 15
1:30 PM

BMN HIKE: Lafarge Lake & Coquitlam River

This easy loop hike will take in some of the natural areas and wildlife of Coquitlam City Centre area, Coquitlam River and Hoy Creek. Our route will take in urban trails and roads, with minimal elevation gain. Roundtrip distance is 7 km (4.4 mi). Meet at 1:30 pm. Return 5:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.

Thursday
Jul 20
7:30 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Linden Trees and Tea at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the linden trees. Linger for linden tea. Walk is led by a volunteer arborist, and last about one hour, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children…

Saturday
Jul 22
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Belcarra Trails

For the first portion of this hike we will travel on the scenic Jug Island Trail. While traversing the spine of the peninsula, on our way to our destination, we will have Belcarra and Bedwell Bays on either side of us. We will be shaded by a thick forest of cedar, hemlock and fir trees as we approach a wonderful…

Saturday
Jul 29

BMN HIKE: Mt. Artaban

Mt. Artaban is the lowest of the three main peaks of Gambier Island. On this moderately strenuous hike we will visit the site of its one-time BC Forest Service lookout tower. The tower has deteriorated to a pile of boards, but outstanding views, especially of the Britannia Range, remain. Roundtrip distance is 10 km (6.2 mi) with an elevation gain…

August 2017

Thursday
Aug 3
7:00 PM

Free Guided Evening Tour of the Riverview Hospital Site with BMN

Join members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists and the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a special free guided tour of the outside portions of the heritage buildings and the tree collection at Riverview, plus a short detour into Riverview’s wilder “backyard” area. The tour will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and…

Saturday
Aug 19
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs

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
Aug 20
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Magnificent Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided walking tour of some of magnificent trees at Riverview. This walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots as the grass can be lengthy in places. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

Saturday
Aug 26
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
Aug 27
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

Join us for a short, but moderate hike through the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Maintained by the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest was established in 1949 from a Crown grant. We will travel in a loop starting from the parking lot at the end of Silver Valley Road. While walking through a beautiful…

September 2017

Sunday
Sep 10
7:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Elfin Lakes

This moderate to moderately strenuous hike will take us back to an area we visited in 2014. Once again we will brave the crowds and visit what is by any standards a truly magnificent place. We will visit Elfin Lakes, which are set at the end of an open ridge with breathtaking views of Mt. Garibaldi and Mamquam Mountain. On…

Saturday
Sep 16
9:00 AM

BMN CYCLE: PoCo Trail Cycle

As a tribute to the end of summer, we would like to offer a 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 9:00 am. Return 12:30 pm. *Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more…

Saturday
Sep 30
1:00 PM

BMN HIKE: High Knoll Minnekhada Park

This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park. This park has an abundance of wildlife and the hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River Valley, the TriCities, and mountains beyond. Roundtrip…

October 2017

Saturday
Oct 14
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Dewdney Peak (Mission)

This moderate, but steep Fraser Valley hike is sometimes referred to as “The Dewdney Grind”. On this hike, we will pass by a memorial cabin dedicated to Ben von Hardenberg, a pilot who lost his life trying to put out a forest fire in 2003. Wonderful views of the Fraser Valley can be seen from a couple of viewpoints. Due…

Saturday
Oct 28
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…

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