10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this March

Feb 24 2018, 7:26 am

Get outside this March with our list of 10 great Vancouver outdoor events. BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K, Enchanted Forest and more – explore and enjoy!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

  • What: Western Canada’s largest adventure & travel show. See canoe, kayak & paddle boarding experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for off-roading, biking, hiking, running, water or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits.
  • When: Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$12, children 11 and under free

Creative Café

  • What: ​Visit historic Minnekhada Lodge and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
  • When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • When: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park – Meet at Minnekhada Lodge – 4455 Oliver Rd, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Casual Birding Walk

  • What: ​​Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour birdwatching amble – bring binoculars. For ages 9 and up.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House, via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
  • Register: Online, Free

Run Wild Vancouver presents: Survive Outside

  • What: Run Wild Vancouver is hosting a special edition of the Adventure Smart Survive Outside classroom program. Seasoned trail runners share personal stories and practical tips to help play safe on the trails when traveling fast and light. Attendees will also learn ways to manage the dynamics of running in a group, leadership skills and things to consider when adventuring with less experienced runners.
  • When: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: MEC North Vancouver – 212 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

2018 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K

march 17

(St. Patricks Day 5K / Facebook)

  • What: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by running a 5K through scenic Stanley Park. Afterwards, stay for the party, with a DJ, green beer and more. Proceeds raised are going to support Diabetes Canada.
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • Register: Online

Follow their Footsteps: Animal Signs

  • What: ​​​Learn to be a forest detective by identifying various animal tracks by size, shape, pattern, gait and more. Models and photos of different tracks will be on hand, and there will be an outdoor walk where attendees look for animal signs.
  • When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Super Animals

  • What: ​​If you could have a superpower what would it be? Find out about animals with super speed, ultra strength, and mighty jumps. Super hero costumes welcome.
  • When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave
  • Admission: Free

Spring Fling

  • What:Celebrate the first day of spring at the Surrey Nature Centre, with face painting, guided walks, nature stories, eco crafts and more.
  • When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Pacific PTSD Awareness 5km Walk/Run

march 25

(Pacific PTSD Awareness Society / Facebook)

  • What: The third annual 5km Run/Walk for all first responders and the community is in promotion of PTSD awareness. Partial funds raised will go towards the Honour House Society in recognition of their work with first responders and their families.
  • When: Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Where: Mill Lake Park – Abbotsford
  • Register: Online, $40-$45

Enchanted Forest

  • What: Find out how trees talk to each other through their roots and look for forest sprites and rock trolls on this one hour nature quest.
  • When: Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter by main park entrance on 8th Ave
  • Admission: Free
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