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July 2016

Thursday
Jul 28
6:00 PM

HIKE: Lower Slopes of Burke Mountain $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (566674) and signed waiver form is required. This evening of exercise and hiking will take in some new and old trails in the redeveloped area around Coast Meridian Road. Some of the trails will be along the upper reaches of Hyde Creek. Time will be taken to enjoy the…

Saturday
Jul 30
7:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Cheakamus Lake

This beautiful and relatively easy hike is close to Whistler and in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The trail follows the Cheakamus River past rocky outcrops and big trees to reach magnificent Cheakamus Lake. We’ll travel along the lake to where Singing Creek flows into the lake. At this point, there is a small beach where we can have lunch and maybe…

August 2016

Thursday
Aug 4
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #6 - Trail along Hyde Creek in PoCo

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. This is the sixth of seven gentle walks 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….

Saturday
Aug 6
6:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Garibaldi Lake

Surprisingly, our BMN hiking group has only visited Garibaldi Provincial Park a few times. We’ve made trips to Wedgemount Lake, Elfin Lakes, The Gargoyles, Columnar Peak, and only one trip previously to what may be considered the park’s crown jewel, Garibaldi Lake. On this moderately strenuous loop hike, we will pass through beautiful Taylor Meadows, which given this year’s snowpack…

Saturday
Aug 6
8:30 AM

Birding with Larry at Grant Narrows

Join members of Nature Vancouver on this half day birding field trip in Pitt Meadows. The route will follow the Pitt River Dyke from Catbird Slough north to Grant Narrows, followed by a short walk along the Grant Narrows Nature Dyke. Expected species are Gray Catbird, Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird and possibly American Redstart. But who knows what else may…

Sunday
Aug 14
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Buntzen Lake Loop

For this hike we will be making another trip to BC Hydro’s Buntzen Lake reservoir. On this moderate hike we will circle Buntzen Lake starting south and going in a clockwise direction on the well-maintained trail. Highlights of the day will include a beautiful forest, lake views, glimpses of Swan Falls, and a dip at North Beach picnic area –…

Monday
Aug 15
10:00 AM

"Curious by Nature" event at Minnekhada Regional Park

Drop by these pop up nature stations to chat with an expert. Learn about a featured creature – from birds to bears to beavers – or bring your questions.
Meet at Quarry Road parking lot. Free Drop in. Registration not required. All ages. Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks.
August 15 @ 10:00~11:00 am

Thursday
Aug 18
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #7 - 7 Mountain Air Trail on Burnaby Mountain

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. This is the seventh of seven gentle walks 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….

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…

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.”…

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
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
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…

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…

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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