Group Programs for Children

Booking Information

Booking a Group Program

Book your program at least 2 weeks in advance by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at 604-990-3755 from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

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 2024 fees are:

  • $3.00 – per child for virtual and self-guided programs – Eco Quest, Eye Spy, Forest Quest
  • $2.00 – per child to visit the Ecology Centre and watch a nature video

Minimum cost of $60.00 for virtual programs with less than 20 children. Minimum cost of $30.00 for self-guided programs with less than 10 children.

Cancellation Policy

Any program cancellations will be charged a $25 administration fee.

Program Options

Additional Options

Storm Drain Marking Kits

Grades 1 to 7 – March to October (Weather Permitting) – Booked full till June

Salmon and other wildlife are susceptible to pollution entering rivers, streams and the ocean from storm drains. Place fish symbols on the storm drains and let others know that these drains lead to local waterways. Phone 604-990-3755 or email us at [email protected] to book a kit. Watch the instructional video here.

Trail and Habitat Restoration

Volunteer in our District of North Vancouver parks to remove invasive plants, plant native species, and restore park areas. Please go to the District of North Vancouver Volunteer in a Park page for more information.

Room Rental

Looking for an indoor space for your visit to Lynn Canyon Park? We rent out the upper room in the Lynn Canyon Cafe. This room can hold 40 people classroom/theatre style or 25 people around tables. Please go to our Room Rental page for more information and fill out the inquiry form if you are interested in booking.

Getting Ready for Your Visit

How to Prepare for the Field Trip

  1. To get ready for your visit, please review your pre-trip materials.
  2. Plan to arrive in the park at 9:45 am or 12:45 pm to leave 15 minutes for a snack and toilet break before you come into the Ecology Centre. This is especially important if you are visiting with younger children.
  3. It’s often wet in the mountains, even if it’s not raining elsewhere in Metro Vancouver. Make sure that students and adult assistants are dressed for the weather. Please ask your students and assistants to come wearing layers, with waterproof boots and a waterproof jacket. Rain pants are also highly recommended!
  4. Remind adult assistants 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 students explore 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 at Duval Road or the #228 bus to Burrill Avenue and Lynn Valley Road. The community shuttle cannot fit a large group.
  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 individual cars, the closest parking to the Ecology Centre is the upper paved parking lot. Pay parking is in effect seasonally from March 1 to October 31. Parking is $3 per hour, for a maximum of 4 hours. The parking meter only accepts credit cards. District residents are eligible to purchase a $10.20 annual DNV Park Parking Pass that will enable them to park in the lot without paying the hourly rate. More information is available here.