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10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this March

Daniel Chai Mar 05, 2019 12:17 pm 1,480

Springtime is the perfect time to get outside! Here are 10 great outdoor events happening around Vancouver in March, including 24 Hours of Winter, Spring Break, and more.

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

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show / The BC Bike Show

What: Find your next adventure at BCs largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations. Sea kayak, scuba and stand up paddle boarding experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, climbing, water or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits.

When: March 2 and March 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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International Women’s Day at Mt. Seymour

Image: Mt. Seymour / Facebook

What: Mt. Seymour is celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 by inviting ladies to bring a plus one for free.

When: March 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Mt Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
More Info: Online

Piper Spit Bird Count

What: ​Whether you’re just getting to know the birds in your backyard or are on the lookout for rarities, grab your binoculars and join a park interpreter to watch the seasonal changes in the birds at Burnaby Lake. Ages 15+.

When: March 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

4th Annual Baked Salmon

What: The infamous fourth annual Baked Salmon | Banked Slalom returns to Mt Seymour on March 16, 2019. Powered by local riders on the locals mountain, this season’s banked slalom promises to be full of good times with good people. Trophy’s and prizes will be up for grabs but more importantly so are the bragging rights. There will be DJ playing and for those 19+ the Cariboo Brewing Beer Garden to enjoy.

When: March 16, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: Mt Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Register: Online. Entry costs $30 and helmet + lift ticket are mandatory for participants.

Spring Break at the Nature House

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What: ​Get out and enjoy nature this spring break.  The nature house at Burnaby Lake will be open with activities and crafts to help you and your kids get outside and experience spring. All ages.

When: March 18 to March 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Enchanted Forest

What: ​Experience the forest through the eyes of a gnome on a 1-hour nature quest.  Sneak a peek at the new nature discovery area.  Bring food to roast on the campfire.  Costumes welcome. All ages

When: March 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter from main park entrance on 8th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain 2019

What: Grouse Mountain is once more hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter event, giving all you powder hounds a chance to celebrate on the slopes from sundown to sunrise. The non-stop event will take place from Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 24, and features skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating and more. Attendees can dance or skate the night away under starry skies as DJs spin your favourite tracks. Glide down The Cut while taking in a spectacular Vancouver sunrise or enjoy one of the many round-the-clock activities.

When: March 23 to March 24, 2019
Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
More Info: On the Grouse Mountain website

Wednesday Wanderings: Amazing Amphibians

What: Meander through forests, marshes and tidal flats on beautiful trails that link us to these protected spaces.  Enjoy naturalists-led walks that inspire you to get to know your wild neighbours. Often overlooked, these shy residents are important indicators of ecosystem health. Come listen to their spring chorus and search for egg masses. Ages 19+,  registration required.  Barcode 7627

When: March 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley
Price: $3 per person, per session

Forest Walk and Campfire

What: ​Enjoy an evening forest walk to a campfire.  We provide the stories and roasting forks, you provide your own marshmallows and songs.  Hike departs at 6 pm sharp. All ages.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Tynehead Regional Park – meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey
Admission: Free

Mother Nature’s Recycling

What: ​Check out displays and presentations at these themed open houses.  Tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands.  If it wasn’t for snails, slugs, worms and their allies, there’d be a whole lot more poop in the park.  Learn about recycling, Mother Nature style. All ages.

When: March 31, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre. Meet at 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge.
Admission: Free

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