Other Resources

The following is a list of links to helpful resources.

Naturalists Organizations in BC

BC Nature
BC Nature is a federation of local natural history groups and represents over 52 local nature clubs throughout BC.

Nature Vancouver
Nature Vancouver promotes the enjoyment of nature, fosters public interest and education in the appreciation and study of nature, encourages the wise use and conservation of natural resources, works for the complete protection of endangered species and ecosystems, and supports access to, and maintenance of, natural areas in the vicinity of Vancouver.

NatureKids BC
NatureKids (formerly called Young Naturalists Club of BC) is an exciting nature discovery and environmental action program that invites your people ages 5-14 years to discover nearby nature on explorer days with local experts, learn about native wildlife and plants in NatureWILD Magazine and take part in environmental actions to protect their habitat with the Action Awards program.

Stewardship Groups in the Tri-Cities Area

Friends of the DeBoville Slough

Hyde Creek Watershed Society

Port Coquitlam and District Hunting and Fishing Club Coquitlam River Hatchery

Maple Creek Streamkeepers

Coquitlam Riverwatch

Coquitlam River Watershed Society

Rivershed Society of British Columbia

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Agencies

Critter Care Wildlife Society
Critter Care Wildlife Society specializes in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned native mammal species of BC’s southern and lower mainland. They are the only facility in BC specializing in the care of mammals and one of only four bear rehab facilities in the province.

Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation
OWL is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds.

Wildlife Rescue Association
WRA of BC provides leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals (including birds) in the urban environment. Located on Burnaby Lake.

WildSafeBC (formerly Bear Aware)

WildSafeBc is an education program designed to prevent and reduce conflicts between people and wildlife in our communities.

City of Coquitlam

City of Port Coquitlam

Local Government Representatives

MLA Port Coquitlam – Mike Farnworth

MLA Coquitlam Maillardville – Selina Robinson

MLA Port Moody Coquitlam- Rick Glumac

MLA Coquitlam Burke Mountain- Joan Isaac

MP New Westminster Coquitlam- Fin Donnelly

MP Port Moody Westwood Port Coquitlam- James Moore

Environmental Agencies

Bad Seed – City of Coquitlam
Learn more about invasive plants and what you can do to help prevent plants from spreading.

Ministry of Environment Environmental Emergency Program
Report an environmental emergency or view emergency information broadcasts.

Birding Resources

Bird Canada
A multi-author blog sharing information on northern birds.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Use the online Bird Guide to identify birds, learn about the life history, listen to the sounds, and watch bird behavior on video.

Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC))
VARC conducts bird monitoring and banding, provides research, demonstration, education, volunteer opportunities, and visitor programs at its main Colony Farm field station.

Metro Vancouver Parks in the Tri-Cities Area

Belcarra Regional Park

Colony Farm Regional Park

Minnekhada Regional Park

Walking/Hiking Trails in the Tri-Cities Area

Belcarra/Port Moody

Buntzen Lake

Diez Vistas

Jug Island Beach

Admiralty Point

Shoreline Trail System


Mundy Park

Como Lake Park

Colony Farm Regional Park

DeBoville Slough

Minnekhada Regional Park

Port Coquitlam

Traboulay PoCo Trail

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