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May 2016

Saturday
May 28
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…

June 2016

Wednesday
Jun 1
6:30 PM

HIKE: Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $32.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (559077) and signed waiver form is required. h2. Program dates: Wed. June 1, 6:30 to 9pm Sun. June 12, 8am to 1pm Sun. June 19, 8am to 2pm Sun. June 26, 8am to 3:30pm Have you ever wanted to hike the Diez Vistas Trail in the Buntzen Lake Recreation…

Thursday
Jun 2
7:00 PM

HIKE: Beginner Hiking Program to Cypress Lake on Eagle Ridge $24.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (559078) and signed waiver form is required. h2. Program dates: Thurs. June 2, 7 to 9pm Sun. June 12, 2 to 4:30pm Sat. June 18, 8am to 1pm Sat. June 25, 8am to 1pm Have you ever heard of Cypress Lake, but do not know where it is or…

Saturday
Jun 4
9:00 AM

Lazuli Bunting Walk at Colony Farm Park

Enjoy migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a 2 hour guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if possible.
All ages. Free. Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Meet in front of the community gardens at the end of Colony Farm Road in Coquitlam.
Information: 604-520-6442
9 – 11 am

Sunday
Jun 5
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.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Thursday
Jun 9
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #2 - Colony Farm Regional Park

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. This is the second 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
Jun 11
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Woodland Walk

To celebrate the twenty-first 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 11
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, June 11th 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…

Tuesday
Jun 14
7:00 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Special meeting outdoors at Riverview (starts at 7:00PM)

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 among the heritage trees at Riverview and up to Finnie’s Garden. This walk is hosted by the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building….

Wednesday
Jun 15
7:30 PM

Free Lecture: "Lost Creeks and Underground Water in New Westminster"

New Westminster Historical Society hosts “Lost Creeks and Underground Water in New Westminster”. This presentation will look at the Douglas College research project, spearheaded by Mike McPhee, to identify and locate some of the city’s lost and hidden waterways.
Held at the New West Library, 716 6th Ave. For more info, call the Library at 604-527-4667.

Saturday
Jun 18
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…

Tuesday
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 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…

Thursday
Jun 23
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #3 - Woodhaven Swamp

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. This is the third 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
Jun 24
6:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Lower Slopes of Eagle Ridge

On this hike we will visit the red and white 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…

Thursday
Jun 30
7:00 PM

Outdoor Ed: Lower Mainland Hikes: Where to go, what to bring? $9.00

This slide show is sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (559585) is required. Come out and enjoy an evening of slides while learning about local places to hike and how to be prepared. Do you know what ten essential items you should have in your pack? Ian McArthur will present slides of hikes in Coquitlam and other local areas….

July 2016

Saturday
Jul 2
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Elk-Thurston

On this moderate hike we will visit the Chilliwack Valley, not always thought of in connection with mountain hiking. On this outing we will travel up through the forest to a subalpine ridge and visit Elk and Thurston mountains. On a clear day this ridge offers an expansive view of the surrounding mountains. The roundtrip distance is 15 km (9.3…

Thursday
Jul 7
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #4 - Woods along the Coquitlam River near Gabriola Drive

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. This is the fourth 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
Jul 9
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, July 9th 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…

Tuesday
Jul 12
6:00 PM

HIKE: Intermediate Hiking Program to Munro Lake $24

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (566692) and signed waiver form is required. h2. Program dates: Tues. July 12, 6 to 9pm Sun. July 17, 8am to noon Sun. July 24, 8am to 3pm Have you ever wanted to hike to Munro Lake in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, but did not know if you could…

Saturday
Jul 16
11:00 AM

Celebrating the Seashore @ Belcarra Regional Park

Join Metro Vancouver Parks staff for an up-close look at sea creatures found at Belcarra. Watch barnacles eat with their feet, touch a Dungeness crab and get your face painted (but only if you want).
Meet at Belcarra picnic area.
FREE. Drop in. Registration not required.
11am-2PM

Saturday
Jul 16
7:30 PM

Stories Under the Stars at Colony Farm Park

Listen to children’s stories about bats and other wildlife, then watch and count bats as they emerge at dusk. Suitable for ages 5-10.
Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association.
FREE but registration required by clicking here.
7:30 – 9:30 pm

Wednesday
Jul 20
6:00 PM

HIKE: Ridge Park $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (566673) and signed waiver form is required. This evening hike will take in the power line right-of-way on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the wonderful forest of Ridge Park. There will be a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip distance is 6km (3.7 mi) with…

Thursday
Jul 21
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #5 - Coquitlam River near Lions Park, PoCo

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

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…

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 –…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

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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