What: Metro Vancouver is planning to tunnel deep under Stanley Park to build the Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel. Drop by the Community Open House to learn more about the project and share your comments with the project team.
When: Thursday, October 5
Time: 4 to 8 pm.
Where: The big tent in Chilco Plaza (near Chilco Street and Alberni Street) next to the Stanley Park Nature House.
What: Learn about the Ice Age glaciation on the south coast, the geologic history of the Fraser River, and the peatlands in Derby Reach Regional Park. Hear about a disastrous landslide in Haney in 1880 that produced a tsunami on the Fraser River. Led by John Clague, professor of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University, author of Vancouver, City on the Edge, and an expert on earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and floods.
What: The Apple Festival features approximately 34,000 lbs of organic and conventionally grown apples available for sale to thousands of apple fans. Taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage BC-grown apples for just $5. There will also be a children’s area and live entertainment.
When: Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: UBC Botanical Garden – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Admission is $5 cash for adults; children 12 and under are free. Festival admission includes entry to UBC Botanical Garden.
What: Be wily like a coyote or wise as an owl to solve a nocturnal mystery on lantern lit-trails. Activities, performers and storytelling will reveal local night animals. Bring a flashlight and allow 1.5 hours to complete.
When: Saturday, October 14
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park. Park at Pacific Academy in Surrey at 10238-10300 168 St and take free shuttle bus to day use area. Please leave pets at home. Buses start at 5:30 pm and will transport participants to Surrey Bend Regional Park until 8 pm. The last bus leaves Surrey Bend at 9:30 pm. Limited parking at the day use area.
What: Follow the journey of salmon from hatching grounds to ocean. Watch salmon leaping, get up close and personal with real specimens and hear about their extraordinary lives. Please leave pets at home.
When: Saturday, October 21
Time: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Capilano Fish Hatchery, end of Capilano Park Rd, North Vancouver
What: A 10 km return hike with mines researcher Lloyd Knutsen in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Along the way, Lloyd will share his knowledge of the prospectors and history of mining in the area, look at historical artefacts and minerals, and tell stories using old maps and photographs. Presented by the BC Mills House volunteer hosts.
When: Sunday October 22
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at fish fence on 240 Street, north of Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge