Children’s Programs

Read our accessibility statement, or visit the registration links below to learn how we can adapt certain programs. Please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

Treetop Tales

Join us for stories at the Ecology Centre on Fridays from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. Suitable for ages 2 and up, with an adult. No registration required. By donation, cash and card accepted. The Ecology Centre is an accessible building.

Friday, April 19 – 11 to 11:30 am

Friday, April 26 – 11 to 11:30 am

Friday, May 3 – 11 to 11:30 am

Friday, May 10 – 11 to 11:30 am

Friday, May 18 – 11 to 11:30 am

Friday, May 24 – 11 to 11:30 am

Forest Explorers

Discover the secrets of temperate rainforest, read stories, go on a forest walk and make a craft. Suitable for children ages 2 to 5 with an adult. These programs run both inside and outside, so dress for the weather!

Cost per child is $12 per program. Full refunds are available up until 2 weeks before each program. Non-transferable.

Splish Splash – FULL

Tuesday, May 14 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Explore the world of water and the animals that make it their home. Discover why the animals and plants of the temperate rainforest love being wet and cool.

Busy Bears – FULL

Tuesday, May 21 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Leap into the world of the temperate rainforest’s large predators, bears! Learn how they hunt and explore the habitats that they need to survive.

Super Senses – FULL

Tuesday, May 28 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Do you have bat ears and eagle eyes? Learn how animals use their super senses to hunt, hide, and survive in the rainforest.

Slippery Slugs – FULL

Tuesday, June 4 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Learn all about slugs and how these incredible slimy creatures help build our forest soil.

Animal Trackers – FULL

Tuesday, June 11 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Listen to far away sounds, inspect trees, and look way down low to discover who lives in Lynn Canyon Park.

Scat, Feathers and Bones

Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Explore the sometimes ickier and always intriguing parts of animal life!

Public Programs

Full refunds are available up until 2 weeks before each program. Non-transferable.

Edible Plants Walk

Sunday, May 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Walk near X̱á7elcha (Lynn Creek) in Lynn Canyon Park with T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss, learning about local plant ecology and plant connections to Indigenous teachings. T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss is an Indigenous Matriarch of the Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:lo and Hawaiian people. Through work as an ethnobotanist, artist, activist and community-based educator, they strive to share Indigenous customs, teachings, and futures and to connect Indigenous peoples.

Ages 10+. Cost: $12 per person (+ GST for ages 15+).

Discovery Days

Join us on a family adventure in the forest! Discovery Days programs are for families with children ages 3-8. You’ll enjoy a forest walk, story, and hands-on activities as you learn about plants and animals.

Cost per child is $12 per program. Full refunds are available up until 2 weeks before each program. Non-transferable.

Use Your Senses – FULL

Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 3 pm

Test out your amazing senses! Can you hear like a deer, or see like an eagle? Try out your echolocation abilities, and more.

Creatures of the Creek – FULL

Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3 pm

Discover the wildlife that lives in a small stream. Play creek-themed games and craft your own stream insect.

These programs are for families with children ages 5 to 13. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to register for a complimentary NatureKids to try it out – then you must become a member of NatureKids BC.

City Nature Challenge – FULL

Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 2:30 pm

Join us in the park to find and photograph wildlife in the city! Started in 2016 as a competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their own cities.

Flower and Leaf Presses – FULL

Saturday, May 5 from 1 to 2:30 pm

It’s spring and time for flowers! Learn how flowers grow and how to ethically collect flowers and leaves to preserve in a nature journal or as part of a craft project. Make seed balls so that you can grow your own pollinator garden, and create your own flower and leaf press to take home.