Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Oct. 3rd

photo: Takaya Tours

Photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by more than 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River, there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall wraps around downtown and Stanley Park, connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline and display just how much of our city is linked to the waterfront.

On October 3, expect to see crowds celebrating the waterfront at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities for the entire family that explore the shoreline. There are guided boat tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, bird walks, solar catamaran rides, arts and crafts workshops, touch tanks, children’s entertainers and live music. And it’s all free.

Inspired by the work of the New York–based Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Water’s Edge Day is now in its second year. As part of the Waterfront Initiative, this project is spearheaded by the Georgia Strait Alliance as a way to establish a common vision for Vancouver’s waterfront; one that will restore, protect, and revitalize the shoreline.

Water’s Edge Day is an opportunity for people to explore the waterfront and experience all the different ways we interact with it in the city.

“We are fortunate to have so much shoreline in our immediate proximity,” says Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance. “The shoreline is where the land intersects with the sea, and it plays such a significant role in this city that we want to celebrate it and bring awareness to Vancouver’s waterfront.”

photo: intertidal animals on display

Photo: intertidal animals on display

Visit the Vancouver Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 3rd, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for free family-friendly activities, including:

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