Children’s Programs – Fall 2021

Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays

Join an Ecology Centre naturalist online to learn more about the wild world around you. These programs take place every other Wednesday at 10:00 am. Register below to receive a Zoom link an hour before the program begins. Please consider making a donation so we can keep these programs running.

Night Flyers

Wednesday, October 20 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Join us for a celebration of bats! We’ll learn interesting facts about bats, then create step-by-step bat drawings. Suitable for ages 4-8+.

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The World Under Your Feet

Wednesday, November 3 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Explore how soil is made, the layers of the soil, and the animals, plants, and fungi that both rely on and help create a healthy ecosystem. Suitable for ages 8+.

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What’s For Lunch?

Wednesday, November 17 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

The forest is full of food. Read a story, search for animal food, and view forest life up close with our amazing projector! Suitable for ages 3-6.

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Create a Winter Card

Wednesday, December 1 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Do you love winter? Create a lovely card to send to family or friends this season. Suitable for ages 8+.

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Take Flight

Wednesday, December 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Learn more about winter birds around the Vancouver area, and discover how you can take part in citizen science through the Bird Count. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Draw a Snow Scene

Wednesday, January 5 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Do you love snow? Bring your pencil crayons and paper to our online workshop, and draw a scene featuring a snowy day. Suitable for ages 4-8.

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Once Upon a Tree

Wednesday, January 19 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

What is a tree, and how does it work? Learn how trees make their own food and how they are part of the soil, air, and water cycles of the temperate rainforest. Suitable for ages 6+.

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Discovery Days – FULL

Enjoy a walk, craft, and story in Lynn Canyon Park! Families with children ages 3-8 are welcome to join us for this pre-registered, monthly series of programs. The cost for all four monthly classes is $44 (plus fees). For registration after the first program on October 16, please phone us at 604-990-3755 for a discounted rate.

Programs run from 1-3 pm, one Saturday a month. 

This fall and winter, Discovery Days will be held outdoors, so bundle up! Masks are recommended for adults. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well.

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Going Batty

Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Learn more about these amazing nocturnal animals!

On the Move

Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Learn about animal migration!

Getting Some ZZZZs

Saturday, January 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

What is hibernation? Do local animals hibernate?

Waking Up

Saturday, February 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Learn how the park’s plants and animals are getting ready for spring!

Treetop Tales

Leaping lizards! It’s time to head back to Treetop Tales. Join us for stories in the forest on the first and third Fridays of the month. Suitable for ages 2 and up.

This fall and winter, Treetop Tales will be held outdoors in our covered back walkway, so bundle up! Masks are recommended for adults, and distancing will be possible. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well. 

Drop-in programs, no registration needed.

Swimming Salmon

Friday, November 5 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Read and learn about these amazing fish.

Muddy Puddles

Friday, November 19 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Enjoy the beauty of fall rain and mud!

Solstice Story Time

Friday, December 17 from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Bring a lantern and join us for winter stories to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice!


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

A Wild Mushroom Walk – FULL

Sunday, November 7 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Join Willoughby Arevalo and Terezinha Cabral for a mushroom walk and mushroom origami! This program is supported by the NatureKids and the Elders Council on Parks.

This program is a collaborative program, Registration for this program will be taking place independently of the Ecology Centre. 

Beautiful Birds – FULL

Sunday, December 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Join biologist Hana Hermanek to learn about local winter birds, and get ready for the winter bird count! The Bird Count has been running since 1900, and it’s the longest citizen science project in North America. This year, your family can take part! This in-person program takes place in Lynn Canyon Park.

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