Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

On October 1, join the waterfront celebration at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities for the entire family that explore the shoreline – all part of Water’s Edge Day. These include guided dragon boat tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, arts and crafts workshops, touch tanks, children’s entertainers, live music, and entrance to the Museum. And it’s all FREE!

Water’s Edge Day is now in its third year. Inspired by the work of the New York–based Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Water’s Edge Day is part of the Waterfront Initiative, a project 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.

“The waterfront contributes immensely to what makes Vancouver such a fabulous city to live in. We want to celebrate it while bringing awareness to role the waterfront plays in our city,” says Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance.

photo: Vancouver Aquarium's Intertidal animals

photo: Vancouver Aquarium’s Intertidal animals

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 that rely on the shoreline. Experience some by visiting the Vancouver Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 1st, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for free family-friendly activities, including:

  • Take a paddle tour in Tsleil-Waututh canoes with Takaya Tours
  • Go for a kayak with Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres
  • Touch ocean critters with Vancouver Aquarium’s mobile touch tanks
  • Participate in arts and crafts workshops
  • Paddle with Dragon Boat BC
  • Climb aboard a pirate ship and have your face painted
  • Learn about community-supported fisheries with Skipper Otto
  • Join the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
  • And enjoy free access to the Vancouver Maritime Museum

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