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May 2017

Sunday
May 28
10:00 AM

DeBoville Slough Nature Walk

Join members of the Friends of DeBoville Slough for a free, family-friendly walk. Get to know more about the plants, animals and birds in the area. Meet at the kiosk at the north side of DeBoville Slough and be sure to dress for the weather, including sturdy walking shoes.
10 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday
May 30
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Coquitlam Crunch and Yoga $12.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (591651) and signed waiver form is required. Challenge yourself by climbing the famous Coquitlam Crunch. The hard work will be worth it as you finish the evening off with a gentle restorative yoga class while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with an elevation gain of…

Wednesday
May 31
7:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Beginner Hiking Program to Cypress Lake on Eagle Ridge $24.50

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590660) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever heard of Cypress Lake, but did not know where it was or if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. We will start with a beginner’s…

June 2017

Thursday
Jun 1
6:30 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $32.75

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590659) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever wanted to hike Diez Vistas in the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, but did not know if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. Diez Vistas is…

Friday
Jun 2
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Colony Farm Regional Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Saturday
Jun 3
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest

All who drive the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler pass by Brohm Lake, but relatively few stop to sample what the adjacent Interpretive Forest has to offer. On this easy to moderate outing, we will loop through the Interpretive Forest and also circle Brohm Lake. The hike will feature outstanding views of the spectacular Tantalus Range. Roundtrip distance, depending…

Saturday
Jun 3
9:00 AM

Lazuli Bunting Walk at Colony Farm Regional Park

Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a 2-hour guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if possible.
Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam
Info: 604-520-6442
Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association. Free.
9 – 11 am

Sunday
Jun 4
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Park

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
All ages. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association. Free.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Thursday
Jun 8
7:00 PM

BMN Summer Evening Botany Walk #3: Woodhaven Trail, Belcarra Regional Park

Join other BMN members for a series of summer evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned, all starting at 7 PM and lasting about 1.5 hours, but you can leave whenever you wish. There will be a walk every other Thursday. On these walks, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. No need…

Friday
Jun 9
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Widgeon Reserve

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Saturday
Jun 10
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Woodland Walk

To celebrate the twenty-second anniversary of the creation of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, we will do an easy to moderate hike along the Woodland Walk Trail. On this outing we will travel through a lovely mature second-growth forest and view Saw Blade Falls. You should be prepared to cross a few small creeks by easy boulder-hopping, though there will be…

Saturday
Jun 10
10:00 AM

Environment Week: Wild about Burnaby Lake

Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe and learn how you can bring more nature to Burnaby! Registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359 Meet at Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St Presented with Burnaby Lake Park Association and City of Burnaby. Free. 10 am – 2…

Sunday
Jun 11
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Magnificent Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided walking tour of some of magnificent trees at Riverview. This walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots as the grass can be lengthy in places. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

Friday
Jun 16
6:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Lower Slopes of Eagle Ridge

On this evening hike we will explore some the different trails on the lower slopes of Eagle Ridge; we will be using a variety of trails, to take in some views of the lower mainland and the surrounding mountains. Roundtrip distance is 10 km (6.2 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 460 m (1500 ft). Meet at 6:00 pm….

Friday
Jun 16
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Colony Farm Regional Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Wednesday
Jun 21
6:00 PM

BMN CYCLE: Solstice Cycle

As a tribute to the end of spring and to celebrate one of the longest days of the year, we would like to offer an evening cycle trip over the Port Mann Bridge. This is a 20 km route that takes in the Pitt River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, and spectacular views from the Port Mann Bridge. This cycle will…

Thursday
Jun 22
7:00 PM

BMN Summer Evening Botany Walk #4: Trail along Hyde Creek in PoCo

Join other BMN members for a series of summer evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned, all starting at 7 PM and lasting about 1.5 hours, but you can leave whenever you wish. There will be a walk every other Thursday. On these walks, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. No need…

Friday
Jun 23
6:30 PM

BMN's 'Birding for Absolute Beginners'

This will be a free guided 90-minute walk around Como Lake, led by the Burke Mountain Naturalists. Meet at the south parking lot at Como Lake. Register ahead by email: BurkeMtnNats@gmail.com. The path around the lake is flat and wheelchair accessible. Total distance is about 1.5 km. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Friday
Jun 23
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Widgeon Reserve

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Saturday
Jun 24
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Cypress Lake from Old Orchard Hall

On this hike, we will explore Noons Creek in its entirety, from its headwaters in Cypress Lake to where it meets Burrard Inlet. We will begin our journey by using a short section of the Shoreline trail before using various other trails on Eagle Ridge to finally reach Cypress Lake. Please note there are several steep sections on this route….

Saturday
Jun 24
8:15 AM

Birding with Larry at Grant Narrows

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver to a half-day birding along the Pitt River Dyke from Grant Narrows to Catbird Slough. The grass may be long and in morning usually wet, so appropriate footwear is advised. Expected species are American Redstart, Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, and Band-tailed Pigeon. When birding in the Polder in June expect…

July 2017

Thursday
Jul 6
7:00 PM

BMN Summer Evening Botany Walk #5: Woods along the Coquitlam River near Gabriola Drive

Join other BMN members for a series of summer evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned, all starting at 7 PM and lasting about 1.5 hours, but you can leave whenever you wish. There will be a walk every other Thursday. On these walks, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. No need…

Friday
Jul 7
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Como Lake Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Sunday
Jul 9
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Linden Trees and Tea at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the linden trees. Linger for linden tea. Walk is led by a volunteer arborist, and last about one hour, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children…

Tuesday
Jul 11
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Intermediate Hiking Program to Munro Lake $24.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (596142) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever wanted to hike to Munro Lake in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, but did not know if you could do it? Here is a great three step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. The Munro Lake…

Thursday
Jul 13
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Lafarge Lake & Coquitlam River $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (596144) and signed waiver form is required. This loop hike will take in some of the natural areas and wildlife of Coquitlam City Centre. Time will be taken to enjoy nature and hear about the history of the area. Roundtrip distance 7 km with minimal elevation change. Meet at…

Saturday
Jul 15
1:30 PM

BMN HIKE: Lafarge Lake & Coquitlam River

This easy loop hike will take in some of the natural areas and wildlife of Coquitlam City Centre area, Coquitlam River and Hoy Creek. Our route will take in urban trails and roads, with minimal elevation gain. Roundtrip distance is 7 km (4.4 mi). Meet at 1:30 pm. Return 5:00 pm. Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more info.

Wednesday
Jul 19
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Ridge Park $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (596145) and signed waiver form is required. This evening hike will take in the power line right-of-way on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the wonderful forest of Ridge Park. There will be a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip distance is 6km with an elevation…

Thursday
Jul 20
7:00 PM

BMN Summer Evening Botany Walk #6: Woodhaven Swamp, Belcarra Regional Park

Join other BMN members for a series of summer evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned, all starting at 7 PM and lasting about 1.5 hours, but you can leave whenever you wish. There will be a walk every other Thursday. On these walks, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. No need…

Thursday
Jul 20
7:30 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Linden Trees and Tea at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the linden trees. Linger for linden tea. Walk is led by a volunteer arborist, and last about one hour, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children…

Saturday
Jul 22
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Belcarra Trails

For the first portion of this hike we will travel on the scenic Jug Island Trail. While traversing the spine of the peninsula, on our way to our destination, we will have Belcarra and Bedwell Bays on either side of us. We will be shaded by a thick forest of cedar, hemlock and fir trees as we approach a wonderful…

Friday
Jul 28
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Colony Farm Regional Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Saturday
Jul 29

BMN HIKE: Mt. Artaban

Mt. Artaban is the lowest of the three main peaks of Gambier Island. On this moderately strenuous hike we will visit the site of its one-time BC Forest Service lookout tower. The tower has deteriorated to a pile of boards, but outstanding views, especially of the Britannia Range, remain. Roundtrip distance is 10 km (6.2 mi) with an elevation gain…

August 2017

Thursday
Aug 3
7:00 PM

Free Guided Evening Tour of the Riverview Hospital Site with BMN

Join members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists and the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a special free guided tour of the outside portions of the heritage buildings and the tree collection at Riverview, plus a short detour into Riverview’s wilder “backyard” area. The tour will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and…

Thursday
Aug 3
7:00 PM

BMN Summer Evening Botany Walk #7: Ioco Townsite

Join other BMN members for a series of summer evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned, all starting at 7 PM and lasting about 1.5 hours, but you can leave whenever you wish. There will be a walk every other Thursday. On these walks, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. No need…

Friday
Aug 4
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Widgeon Reserve

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Friday
Aug 11
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Colony Farm Regional Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Saturday
Aug 19
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs

Great views and lovely small subalpine lakes will greet us in this moderate hike in Cypress Provincial Park. After a fairly steep uphill section of this trail, we’ll come out to a subalpine open area and reach Cabin Lake and soon Black Mountain summit. We go by a few more little lakes before descending into the woods and to Eagle…

Saturday
Aug 19
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Widgeon Reserve

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Sunday
Aug 20
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Magnificent Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided walking tour of some of magnificent trees at Riverview. This walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots as the grass can be lengthy in places. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

Saturday
Aug 26
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit and Pika Peak

This moderate to difficult hike is a must for keen hikers in the Tri-City area. We will travel on old logging roads through splendid second-growth forest and then on trails where we will experience the old growth of Burke Mountain. We will hear some of the history while enjoying the many waterfalls along the way. Once most of our elevation…

Saturday
Aug 26
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Como Lake Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Sunday
Aug 27
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

Join us for a short, but moderate hike through the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Maintained by the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest was established in 1949 from a Crown grant. We will travel in a loop starting from the parking lot at the end of Silver Valley Road. While walking through a beautiful…

Wednesday
Aug 30
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Fraser River Sunset $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (596146) and signed waiver form is required. This evening of exercise and hiking will take in Colony Farm, Citadel Heights, and end with watching a sunset by the Fraser River. Most of the hike is on level ground, but there is one short steep uphill section. Time will be…

September 2017

Sunday
Sep 10
7:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Elfin Lakes

This moderate to moderately strenuous hike will take us back to an area we visited in 2014. Once again we will brave the crowds and visit what is by any standards a truly magnificent place. We will visit Elfin Lakes, which are set at the end of an open ridge with breathtaking views of Mt. Garibaldi and Mamquam Mountain. On…

Saturday
Sep 16
9:00 AM

BMN CYCLE: PoCo Trail Cycle

As a tribute to the end of summer, we would like to offer a cycle trip on the PoCo Trail. This is a 26 km flat route circuit that takes in the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, Pitt River, DeBoville Slough, and Hyde Creek. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 12:30 pm. *Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more…

Saturday
Sep 30
1:00 PM

BMN HIKE: High Knoll Minnekhada Park

This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park. This park has an abundance of wildlife and the hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River Valley, the TriCities, and mountains beyond. Roundtrip…

October 2017

Saturday
Oct 14
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Dewdney Peak (Mission)

This moderate, but steep Fraser Valley hike is sometimes referred to as “The Dewdney Grind”. On this hike, we will pass by a memorial cabin dedicated to Ben von Hardenberg, a pilot who lost his life trying to put out a forest fire in 2003. Wonderful views of the Fraser Valley can be seen from a couple of viewpoints. Due…

Saturday
Oct 28
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

In recent years club members have realigned a portion of the Lake View Trail and also built new trail to a slightly higher and much more favourable viewpoint. On this moderate hike we will have an opportunity to see what they’ve done and, if the weather allows, enjoy the new lookout’s stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. Roundtrip…

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