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Childrens' Programs

From story time for tiny tots to outdoor adventures for young nature lovers, we have programs that will get your kids excited about the natural world around them! Throughout the year the Ecology Centre offers exciting special events for families. Don't miss out on any of the fun!

Summer 2017

Treetop Tales

For children ages 2 and up, with an adult

Drop in. Suggested donation $2 per person

On the first and third Fridays of the month from 11 am to 11:30 am

April 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 18, Sept. 1

Leaping lizards - it's nature story time! Visit the Ecology Centre for seasonal stories with a nature theme.

Imagine and Explore

Micro Lynn Canyon

Saturday, July 8 or Saturday, August 12. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult. Cost: $8.50 per child

Register at 604-990-3755

Who's living under your feet? Discover the miniature animals living in the soil and under the water in Lynn Canyon Park.

Art in Lynn Canyon Park

Saturday, July 15 or Saturday, August 19. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult. Cost: $8.50 per child

Register at 604-990-3755

Nature has inspired many artists, including artists who love the North Shore. In this Imagine and Explore program, we'll create easy-to-make art inspired by the beauty of Lynn Canyon Park.

Powerful Predators

Saturday, July 22 or Saturday, August 26. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult. Cost: $8.50 per child

Register at 604-990-3755

What big teeth you have! Some predators have claws, some have talons, and some use poison to catch their prey. From centipedes to cougars, we'll explore local predators that live in Lynn Canyon Park.

Boisterous Birds

Saturday, July 29. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 3 to 8 with an adult. Cost: $8.50 per child

Register at 604-990-3755

Shhh! Can you sneak up on the birds? Make a bird blind to help you observe birds without frightening them away. It's a great way to learn about the birds that live in Lynn Canyon Park in the summer.

Summer Camps 2017

Growing Gardeners

Tuesday, July 4 to Thursday, July 6. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Get your garden growing this summer! We'll learn about wild plants, plants that are food for animals, and garden plants as well. Make a planter, grow bee food, and sprout some microgreens.

Art in the Park

Monday, July 10 to Wednesday, July 12. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8. Cost: $67

Are you inspired by nature? Create masks, design land art, and enjoy everything Lynn Canyon Park has to offer with the eye of a naturalist and an artist.

Survive! - Younger Kids

Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Do you have the skills to survive in the woods? Learn how to build a shelter, discover wild foods, and find your way in the forest.

Survive! - Older Kids

Monday, July 24 to Wednesday, July 26. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 8 to 12. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Do you have the skills to survive in the woods? Learn how to build a shelter, discover wild foods, and find your way in the forest.

Rainforest Explorers

Monday, July 31 to Wednesday, August 2. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Would you be able to live in the rainforest? Develop habitat building and tracking skills, and learn about the animals who live in Lynn Canyon Park. If fun games, walks, and puppet shows in the woods are for you, then come trek with us!

Find Your Way

Monday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 16. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Discover the art of wandering and map-making. Learn how to read a compass, understand a map, and create your own scavenger hunt through the forest.

The Forest of Inspiration

Monday, August 21 to Wednesday, August 23. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 9 to 12. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of the rainforest! Lynn Canyon is such an inspiring place that you can't help feeling creative - so let's capture some of that beauty with cool art and homesteading projects.

Maker Camp

Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, August 30. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

For children ages 5 to 8. Cost: $67

Register at 604-990-3755

Do you love to create? In this camp, you'll develop your homesteading skills. You'll have fun making berry jam, producing your own paper, and creating beeswax candles.

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