Birthday Parties – Fall 2023

October to May: birthdays are from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays or Sundays.

Join an Ecology Centre naturalist for an exciting birthday program in Lynn Canyon Park. Discover the temperate rainforest on a guided nature walk and then take a closer look at what we find under our special magnifier. After the program you will have use of the outdoor covered picnic table for food that you provide. Birthday parties run for one hour with a naturalist, and one hour for food and cake.

Birthday themes are best suited for children ages 4 to 9. Maximum 10 children.


1:00 pm start from October to May

12:30 pm Birthday Family Arrives

12:45 pm Guests Arrive

1:00 pm Indoor Introduction

1:15 pm Outdoor Guided Nature Walk

1:45 pm Indoor Conclusion

2:00 – 3:00 pm Outdoor Picnic Area (on your own for food/cake/games,etc.)

Payment details:

Price of $185.50 plus tax to be paid at the time of booking ($158.00 plus tax for families with a membership).

We require two weeks notice for a full refund less a $30 administration fee.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Interac, Amex, debit.

Dino Adventure

For ages 4 to 6. Are you Dino-crazy!? Go on a hunt for dinosaur fossils, search for ancient plants and then view what you’ve found under our magnifier.

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Rainforest Ramble

For ages 4 to 9. Learn about the plants and animals living in the temperate rainforest. On our nature walk, your nature guide we will show you how to find your favourite forest animals and plants to view up close!

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For ages 4 to 9. Learn about insects living in the temperate rainforest. Search for these tiny inhabitants with your nature guide in Lynn Canyon Park and see them super close with our magnifier!

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Additional Information:

You can check-in at the Ecology Centre 30 minutes before the birthday party begins. An undercover picnic table will be reserved for you at this time to set-up before the party if you wish. We recommend asking guests to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure they find parking and meet at the Ecology Centre.  The party begins at 10:30 am during June to September or 1:00 pm from October to May. The program segment with our naturalist runs for 1 hour. After that, the covered picnic table is available for 1 hour for cake, food, present-opening, etc.

Food is not allowed to be eaten inside the Ecology Centre, but after our program you can eat at the covered picnic area. We do not supply birthday items (food, cutlery, plates, knife for cutting the cake, napkins, or cups, etc.). We strive to minimize waste – if you can, please bring reusable or compostable plates and cutlery.  Please do not bring balloons into the park. There is no access to a refrigerator or freezer. Do not leave food unattended at the picnic tables.

The party is for a maximum of 10 children, including the birthday child and any siblings, during the one hour of programming. At least one adult must be present during the program. Attending adults are responsible for child supervision. You may have more guests join-in at the picnic area.

You may park one vehicle in our staff parking area, located at the North end of the upper parking lot.  Please come into the Ecology Centre when you arrive to get your one complimentary parking pass to display on your vehicle dashboard. Guests may park in the upper or lower pay parking lots. Parking from March 1 to October 31 costs $3 per hour for a maximum of 4 hours and only payable by credit card at the outside kiosks. Alternatively, guests can pick up and drop off in the 5 min drop-off area also at the North end of the upper parking lot.

Part of our birthday programs include a nature hike. Programs run rain or shine. In case of severe weather (lightning, high winds), we will adapt the program to be more indoors for the naturalist’s part. Please dress for the weather with sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate layers. The forest is often cooler than you might expect.