Fall Ecology Events Around Vancouver (In-Person and Online)

Nature's Edge Boardwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Spend some time learning about the natural world or volunteering to restore the environment this fall. Remove invasive species, learn about the ocean, go bird watching, or gaze at the stars. With lots of online and in-person ecology events happening in the Vancouver area, there’s something for everyone.

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Fall Ecology Events Around Vancouver (In-Person and Online)

Find a Birding Spot Near Vancouver on the BC Bird Trail

Northern Flicker woodpecker

Northern Flicker Woodpecker. Photo Scottslm on Pixabay.

Did you know that British Columbia is on the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migration route for birds flying between Alaska and Patagonia? That means that the Vancouver area is a great spot to go birding! The BC Bird Trail is a new initiative designed to help you find the best places to bird watch across BC. To get you started, here are a few BC Bird Trail locations near Vancouver.

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Find a Birding Spot Near Vancouver on the BC Bird Trail

Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

A woman taking photos of ducks, geese and swans at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Spotting wildlife at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Suzanne Rushton

Vancouver is known as a city connected to nature. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that there are lots of places near Vancouver to spot wildlife. You can see eagles, seabirds, raccoons, beavers, coyotes, whales, dolphins, seals, frogs, bears, bunnies and lots more. Grab your camera and maybe some binoculars, and head to one of these ten wildlife hot spots.

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Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

Six Free Events to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day this Saturday

The Vancouver Bird Festival invites everyone of all ages to join Nature Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board for free bird walks (rain or shine!) across the city to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to witness the annual songbird migration with expert bird guides. There are six bird walks to choose from:

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Six Free Events to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day this Saturday

Turtle Power! Burnaby Lake Style

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Cricket comes alive on the sports fields Photo: Rob Weiss

How far would you venture to discover Western Painted Turtles, a stunning wildlife sanctuary, a nature house, a cricket match, an equestrian centre, a rowing pavilion, miles of nature trails and a butterfly garden?  Rest assured, you do not have to travel far!  To my delight, Burnaby Lake Regional Park has it all.  Located in the heart of Burnaby, adjacent to the busy Trans Canada highway, lies a natural oasis and sports haven.

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Turtle Power! Burnaby Lake Style

Vancouver Air Traffic is Up! 50,000 Reasons to Visit the George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Sandhill Crane George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Vancouver

Photo: R. Weiss

Nestled between Vancouver’s thriving international airport and the Roberts Bank twin terminal port facility lies a natural oasis. Home to millions of birds, the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is on Westham Island, just west of Ladner and only minutes from downtown Vancouver. On your approach to this amazing wildlife area, you will cross an old wooden one lane bridge and pass by quaint and quirky houseboats. Organic farms, ice cream stands and wineries welcome you to stop on route to the sanctuary and with each passing minute, you will begin to feel like you have left the hustle and bustle of the city behind you.

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Vancouver Air Traffic is Up! 50,000 Reasons to Visit the George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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