The weather is getting hotter, which is perfect for these 10 great outdoor events happening in Vancouver and beyond this June! Check out Seek the Peak, Community Paddle and Feast, and more.
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What: This special woodland garden is home to many species of rare and unusual rhododendrons, azaleas, and fine heritage trees. Follow the meandering paths, pause by the ponds and discover for yourself, the story of The Glades.
When: June 1, June 15, July 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Glades – 561 172 St, Surrey
Admission: Entrance by donation (excluding Mother’s Day – ticketed event)
What: Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if you own them. Presented by Colony Farm Park Association, for all ages.
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park – Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam
What: Release coho salmon fry, see the fish hatchery and discover the ecological importance of salmon. Presented by Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club. Free for all ages.
When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Crippen Regional Park – Meet at Terminal Creek Hatchery, a 15-minute walk from the ferry dock
What: Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5-hour birdwatching amble. The event is presented by Delta Naturalists and asks that you bring binoculars. Ages 9+ are welcome.
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
What: Celebrate Father’s Day by taking dad to the beach. Learn about animal ‘fathers’ and nature at Boundary Bay, fill up on a pancake breakfast, enjoy live music and more. Presented by Boundary Bay Park Association & Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay Lions Club. All ages.
When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 am
Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Centennial Beach
Admission: Free activities, breakfast $3 per child, $6 per adult.
What: Think you’ve got what it takes to climb 4,100 feet. Whether you’re a seasoned Grouse Grind veteran or just willing to try anything out for a good cause, the 15th annual Seek the Peak is for you. Racers who wish to test their fitness, stamina, and mental toughness can either tackle the race on their own or split up the 13 km race amongst a team.
When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 8:15 am
Where: Ambleside Park to Grouse Mountain, West/North Vancouver
Registration: Available online
What: Celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day in a canoe or watch from the pier as Ta-ah Amy George and Cultural Leader Charlene Aleck lead a water blessing ceremony for the Burrard Inlet. Hear the different songs and witness the traditional ocean-going canoes from neighbouring First Nations. Share in a community feast, and enjoy live entertainment and a giveaway.
When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
What: Come celebrate summer in Vancouver and watch Team Terminal City take on the Smokin’ Laces at this free outdoor bout! There will be beach blanket bleachers and a lawn chair penalty box. Whistle at 10:30 am. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and smiles.
When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Sunset Beach Seawall, Vancouver
What: Begin at the historic London Farm House, which includes a fully restored heritage house, barn and old farm equipment that illustrates Richmond’s rural history, and continue through the Britannia Shipyards.
When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Meeting spot is parking lot across from the London Heritage Farm House, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
What: Take a close look at the fantastic underwater realm of invertebrates and microbes in a pond and under a microscope. Drop by anytime, all ages.
When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park – Meet at the pond, 20285 8th Ave, Langley