10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver in March

Feb 26 2020, 12:00 pm

From winter into spring! March brings these 10 great outdoor events in and around Vancouver. Check out the 5th Annual Baked Salmon, Night Quest, and more.

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

Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours

Facebook / Mt Seymour

What: Explore the connection between snow and drinking water on a Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tour. Learn about the water supply in a fun and active way, discover alpine plants and animals, then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. For ages 16+.

When: March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22, 2020
Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Mt. Seymour
Admission: $18 if bringing own snowshoes, $25 includes snowshoes rental

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography” Part 2

What: Ron Long was a professional photographer at SFU for 36 years, with most of those years photographing exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. In his retirement, Ron has travelled to many nature hot spots around the globe, including recent visits to southern Africa, South America, Australia, and across North America. Ron will share photos from his extensive portfolio and share photography techniques that anyone can use.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

VASS Cup & Snowfest

What: The 2020 VASS Cup & Snowfest is a fundraiser for Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, which provides ski and snowboard programs for people with disabilities. There will be a full and fun afternoon of activities for all abilities at Grouse Mountain.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Register: Online

Red Barn Fun Day

What: Terra Nova Rural Park artists host a family-friendly exploration of art and nature. Attendees will meet at the Red Bar and then go on a guided nature walk. There will be seasonal tea and hands-on craft activities to enjoy, and everyone is welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Terra Nova Rural Park — 2631 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

5th Annual Baked Salmon

What: The fifth annual Baked Salmon – Banked Slalom returns to Mt. Seymour on March 14. Trophies and prizes will be up for grabs, and there will be live entertainment and a beer garden to enjoy. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Russ Lee recovery fund.

When: March 14, 2020
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 – March 18 and March 25

Burnaby Lake Regional Park/Metro Vancouver

What: ​The Nature House at Burnaby Lake is open with activities and crafts to help children get outside and experience spring. All ages are welcome

When: March 18 and March 25, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Night Quest

What: Explore 2 km of lantern-lit trails during Night Quest, and meet nocturnal forest critters. Bring a flashlight or lantern and allow 90 minutes to complete. Pets are encouraged to be left at home.

When: March 20 and 21, 2020
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park – Meet at Park Centre on 16th Ave, 400 m west of Blanca Street
Admission: Free

Brewski Fest

What: Cypress Mountain hosts Breski Fest, where local breweries, cideries, and distilleries give out free samples of some of their best products, and attendees get to vote on their favourite. There will also be a BBQ, prizes, swag, and a DJ to keep the party going.

When: March 21, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Cypress Mountain — Crazy Raven Bar & Grill Patio (North of the Lodge, inside the RFID gates)
Admission: Free for all 19+ ticket and passholders

Enchanted Forest

What: Explore the forest through the eyes of a gnome on this one-hour nature quest.  Attendees are encouraged to bring food to roast on the campfire, and costumes are welcome. Open to all ages.

When: March 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter from main park entrance on 8th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free

Green Expectations

What:​ Learn how to identify coniferous and deciduous plants, including evergreens, Indian plum and more, at Green Expectations. Discover their traditional uses and why they are important to wildlife. Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society. All ages.

When: March 29, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free