10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this September

Aug 25 2018, 6:57 pm

Explore beautiful British Columbia in September with our list of 10 fun Vancouver outdoor events. Experience Feast of Fields, Heritage Apple Day, and more.

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

Campbell Valley Nature Walks – A World of Colours

  • What: Learn about wildlife and wildflowers on these casual walks with veteran naturalist Al Grass. The park’s plants and animals show a marvellous diversity of colours. But what does it all mean? All ages. Bring your camera.
  • When: Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
  • Where:  Campbell Valley Regional Park
  • Admission: Free

Nature Trek up Lynn Headwaters


(Gezim Ibrahimi / Shutterstock)

  • What: Learn more about the forest and forest inhabitants of this park as you hike the 13.8 km return trip to Norvan Falls. Ages 19+.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where:  Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
  • Admission: $8 per adult. Registration required, barcode 7391; 604-432-6359

24th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

  • What: Feast of Fields is a wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you’ll stroll across a farmers field, travelling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from some of BC’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $95; buy online

We’re Lichen it!

  • What: If you like fungus and algae, then lichen is your new best friend. Learn about this mutually beneficial relationship in a single body. Ages 8+.
  • When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Admission: Free

Going on a Bug Hunt

  • What: Follow a snail, stalk a grasshopper and search for a spider on this exploration for things that crawl on six legs or more. Ages 6 to 9.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park
  • Admission: $4.50 per child. Registration required. Barcode 7466. 604-432-6359

2018 Annual Seymour Salmonid Society Hatchery Open House

  • What: Find out what’s been going on at the hatchery and learn more about the Seymour Salmonid Society. There will be an unveiling of the wall mural by Ron Den Daas, hatchery tours, games, giveaways, live band and food truck. Free shuttle bus transport starts at 9:30 am.
  • When: Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: Free shuttle starts at 9:30 am, event starts at 10 am.
  • Where: Seymour Hatchery – Rice Lake Gate- 4900 Lillooet Road
  • Admission: Free

Rainforest by Night

  • What: Experience a west coast rainforest beneath a full moon when owls, salamanders and beavers are active.
  • When: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park
  • Admission: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per child/youth/adult 65+. Registration required.  Barcode 7455. 604-432-659

World Rivers Day – Watershed Tour

  • What: Through games and activities, explore big concepts in some of the most beautiful parts of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Take a trip over the Seymour Falls Dam on a magic school bus and walk along the lower river through beautiful trails.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free. Ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required 604-432-6430. Barcode 7488

Eensy, Weensy Spider

  • What: They spin silken webs and float through the sky, but there’s no need to fear them unless you’re a fly. Enjoy a day in nature with your child learning about spiders. Ages 3 to 5. Must be accompanied by an adult.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
  • Admission: $4.50 per child Registration required. Barcode 7465. 604-432-6359

Heritage Apple Day

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  • What: Sample a variety of apples, learn about pollinators, try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. All ages.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
  • Admission: Free
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