Fall 2021 – Group Programs for Adults

The Ecology Centre is offering both in person and virtual programs to community groups this fall.

Booking Information

Booking a Group Program

Booking for fall programs begins the Wednesday, September 15th at 10 am.

Book your program at least 2 weeks in advance by calling us at 604-990-3755 from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Program bookings cannot be completed over email, but if you have questions about our programs you are welcome to contact us by phone or at [email protected].

When you book, please be ready with the program name, your group size, booking dates, group name, phone number and e-mail.

Group Program Fees

Our program fees vary according to group size and the type of program. Our 2021 fees are:

  • Up to 12 adults – $107.00
  • 13 to 30 adults – $199.00
  • $3.00 – per adult for virtual and self-guided programs – Forest Quest
  • $2.00 – per adult to visit the Ecology Centre and watch a nature video

Minimum cost of $30.00 for virtual programs with less than 10 people.

Cancellation Policy

Any program cancellations will be charged a $25 administration fee. Programs that are cancelled with less than 3 weeks notice will be charged a $50 fee.

Program Options

Bears and Salmon

This programs is 1.5 hours
For groups of up to 30 adults

Experience the wild beauty of Lynn Canyon’s forests and discover the animals that call this forest home. Our Bears and Salmon tour takes you on a walk through the temperate rainforest of Lynn Canyon Park. We will visit the Suspension Bridge, a walkway that hangs almost 50 meters above the canyon. During the tour, your group will have the opportunity to see Lynn Creek and learn how animals like the salmon depend on the river as a home and as a migration route to the ocean. Learn about the signs that show that a bear has travelled in the forest before you, and discover how bears and salmon are connected to the forest in a powerful ecological bond.

Monday to Friday at 10 am to 11 am or 1 pm to 2 pm.
Cost: $3.00 per person.

All About Bears

British Columbia is bear country! Learn about these magnificent animals that are icons of the wilderness. Discover basic bear biology and learn about a black bear’s life cycle and seasonal habits. We share the best practices for exploring in bear habitat, how to identify the signs of bears and what to do in an encounter. You will also learn how to responsibly coexist with one of BC’s largest mammals.

Take Flight

Hop, dive, and flutter your way to this on-line workshop about birds! In this program, you’ll learn about the evolution and adaptations of birds. We’ll discover the feeding and nesting habits of local birds and the remarkable ways that different birds find niches in the temperate rainforest ecosystem.

These small-group programs are for a maximum of 10 people.
Cost: $3.00 per person
Phone: 604-990-3755 to book a time

Forest Quest

1.5 hour self-guided rainforest tour

Take your group on an educational adventure that combines a treasure hunt and ecology knowledge! Led by clues and a forest map, your group will decode the mysteries of temperate rainforest plants and animals, searching for the secret of life in the rainforest. You’ll also have a chance to view forest life up close with our amazing projector!

Getting Ready for Your Visit

How to Prepare for Your Visit

  1. To get ready for your visit, please review any information we have sent to you.
  2. Plan to arrive in the park 15 minutes before your program for a snack and toilet break before you come into the Ecology Centre.
  3. It’s often wet in the mountains, even if it’s not raining elsewhere in Metro Vancouver. Make sure that your group is dressed for the weather. Please ask everyone to come wearing layers, with waterproof boots and a waterproof jacket. Rain pants are also highly recommended!
  4. Remind your group that the forest is a great place to unwind… and unplug. Please leave electronic devices at home. If you’d like to take photographs, keep your camera or phone in a zippered pocket during the rest of the field trip to make sure that it is safe and dry.

When you arrive at the Ecology Centre, check in at the front desk. As your group explores the Centre, our program staff will speak with you about the program and the learning needs of your group.

Getting to the Park

Lynn Canyon Park is easy to access.

  1. Public transit. Take the #227 community shuttle to Peters Road ad Duval Road or the #228 bus to Burrill Avenue and Lynn Valley Road.
  2. Private bus. Bus parking is limited. Please notify us in advance if you will be arriving by private bus so we can make arrangements for parking.
  3. Car. If you’re visiting with drivers, the closest parking to the Ecology Centre is the upper paved parking lot. Please note that there is now pay parking, in effect from March 1 to October 31. Parking costs $3 per hour, for a maximum of 3 hours, and is payable by credit card only. Residents of the District of North Vancouver can apply for a $10 annual Park Parking Pass. More information is available here.