12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2023 in Vancouver

Volunteers with the Stanley Park Ecological Society remove invasive Ivy.

Volunteers with the Stanley Park Ecological Society remove invasive Ivy. Photo: Stanley Park Ecological Society

Every year people around the world honour the beautiful planet we live on by celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd. Here are 12 Earth Day events happening this year in Vancouver.


Earth Day EcoStewards in Stanley Park

Spend Earth Day volunteering to remove invasive species in Stanley Park with the Stanley Park Ecological Society. Meet at the Nature House on Lost Lagoon, then head out into the park with other volunteers to learn about local ecology and conservation issues while you uproot invasive species.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Stanley Park Nature House, 712 Lost Lagoon Path, Vancouver

Cost: Free, registration required



Earth Day at Trout Lake

The Trout Lake Community Centre is holding a family-friendly Earth Day event. It includes live music, games, crafts, and environmental education boots. You can also register for a beeswax wrap-making workshop.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 11 am to 2 pm

Where: John Hendry Park, 3300 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Cost: Free. Workshops are $1.90 per person and you must register in advance.


Earth Day Birthday Bash with Fresh Roots

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fresh Roots schoolyard farm at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. The kid-friendly event includes activities, cake, and a potluck community salad. You can also do some hands-on work in the garden.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Where: Vancouver Technical Secondary School, 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver

Cost: Free. RSVPs are encouraged to ensure there is enough cake.


EarthFest at Everett Crowley Park

The Champlain Heights Community Centre holds an annual EarthFest event in Everett Crowley Park. Join members of the community to plant native shrubs and wildflowers to help grow the park’s urban forest.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 11 am to 3 pm

Where: Everett Crowley Park, 8200 Kerr Street, Vancouver

Cost: Free


Garry Point Park and River Cleanup

Join Surfrider Vancouver for an Earth Day Cleanup at Garry Point Park in Richmond’s Steveston neighbourhood. Volunteers will help clean up litter from the park and nearby beach, then sort it for recycling and disposal.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 12 pm

Where: Garry Point Park, 12011 Seventh Ave, Richmond

Cost: Free. RSVP required.



Earth Day in Moodyville Park

North Vancouver’s 2023 Earth Day celebrations will take place in Moodyville Park. The event includes educational booths and free activities. You can also help out with the invasive plant pull.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Moodyville Park, 759 E 3rd St, North Vancouver

Cost: Free


Pollinator Party at the Fraser River Discovery Centre

The Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster is marking Earth Day with a Pollinator Party. Learn about how local species including bees, bats, butterflies and hummingbirds pollinate flowers in the Fraser River Basin. You  can also decorate a mini pollinator pond to take home.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

Cost: $6 per adult, $5 per senior or student, $3 per child (age 3-12), or $15 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children)


Party for the Planet at Surrey Civic Plaza

The all-day Party for the Planet festival in Surrey includes live performances by local musicians and dancers as well as environmental educators. Buy environmentally-friendly products from local small businesses at the sustainable marketplace. Surrey Parks will also be holding a plant sale where you can purchase native plants for your yard, garden, or patio.

When: Saturday, April 29 from 11 am to 7 pm

Where: Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey

Cost: Free



Earth Day at Douglas Park

Head to Douglas Park in Langley to celebrate Earth Day with a fun event organized by the Environmental Sustainability Committee. The festival includes workshops on container gardening and foraging for edible foods. You can also take part in a scavenger hunt, Earth Day bingo, and tons of kids’ games.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Douglas Park, 5403 206 St, Langley

Cost: Free



Earth Day in Maple Ridge

This year’s Earth Day event in Maple Ridge is centered around the theme of “Flow”. Organized by the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, the festival includes a farmer’s market, a family freecycle event, electric vehicle displays, food trucks, a repair cafe, a kids’ play zone, live entertainment, and lots more.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Memorial Peace Park, 224 St at Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Cost: Free


Earth Day River Clean-up in Chilliwack

Join the Chilliwack/Vedder River Clean-up Society for an Earth Day River Clean-Up. Head to Thompson Park between 8:30 and 9:30 am to pick up garbage bags, gloves, and pick-up sticks, then bring your haul back to the park by early afternoon. There will be raffle prizes too.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Thompson Park, 48600 Chilliwack Lake Road, Chilliwack

Cost: Free. Register in advance.


Organize Your Own Earth Day Event

Celebrate Earth Day with family and friends. Visit the Earth Day Canada website for ideas on how you can reduce your impact on our planet. Or mark the occasion by soaking up some of Vancouver’s spectacular natural scenery: take a hike, go on a bike ride, paddle a kayak, try forest bathing, or visit a garden.

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish. Photo Credit Tourism Squamish

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