View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
In response to COVID-19, NatureKids BC is providing online resources and interactions, such as Virtual Explorer Days, to ensure the safety of our members. Please read our COVID-19 Guidelines and Policy for any potential in-person gatherings this summer.
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Explore Capilano River Regional Park
On this Explorer Day, we’ll have an opportunity to see, hear, smell, touch, and explore life in the temperate rainforest. We’ll enjoy fun hands-on discovery and learning activities led by a park interpreter amongst the trickling streams, giant trees and trails of Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver.
In order to maintain safe physical distancing, this Explorer Day will be a little different than usual. We will have 2 groups, each with a max. number of 6 people including parent/guardian, that will go on a one hour tour. Tour #1 will be from 10:00 to 11:00, and Tour #2 from 11:00 to 12:00. We recommend taking the time before or after your tour to visit beautiful Capilano Lake, the reservoir where our drinking water in Vancouver comes from! See photo below.
We are recommending that only one parent accompany their child/children on the tour, to maximize the number of children able to participate in this program. We will attempt to combine similar ages of children in the 2 tour groups. A waitlist will be kept in case we have more interested families than spots available.
Meeting location: Capilano Hatchery, 4500 Capilano Park Road, North Van. Use the park entrance at the intersection of Capilano Road and Mt Crown Road and proceed to the end of the road to find the hatchery building. See attached map. If you are coming by public transit, there are multiple routes to access the Hatchery. Please check out the TransLink website to see which route works best for you.
Dress for the weather. This tour will go rain or shine. The pathways in the park are gravel so wear closed-toed shoes with some grip if possible.
Covid 19. To keep us all safe throughout the walk, families will stay together. Parents/guardians will be responsible for maintaining 6 ft. distance from the interpreter and other families. Face masks are welcome, but not required. Please note, that although other Park goers are respectful of physical distancing, it may not always be possible to maintain 2 metres along the forest trails.
Please do not register for this event if anyone in your family bubble has symptoms of Covid 19 such as coughing or fever, or if anyone in your family bubble has been in contact with someone who has such symptoms. Thank-you!!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and ages of your children.
Explorer Day Etiquette:
- Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
- Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
- Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
- Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
- Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.