Start the Holiday Season with a Free, Family-Friendly Event in a Metro Vancouver Regional Park

Metro Vancouver park interpreters will teach you how to look for common winter birds at the Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks are a great place to get outside and get into the holiday spirit at the same time. Here’s some free, family-friendly events you can enjoy on Sunday, Dec. 6

(all events are Sunday, Dec. 6)

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

9 am – Noon
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Add some fun to your holiday season by participating in the tradition of the annual Christmas Bird Count. Metro Vancouver park interpreters will teach you how to look for common winter birds while learning basic skills like identification, using binoculars and field guides, and how to report findings. Stay for refreshments and cookie decorating at the Holiday Open House. This free event is suitable for ages 8 to 14. Space is limited and registration is required.
Please register at

Christmas at Burnaby Lake Nature House

11 am – 2 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Drop into the Nature House at 4519 Piper Avenue (off Winston St) for Burnaby Lake Park Association’s Annual Holiday Open House. Learn bird identification skills, and discover the history of the Lake and BLPA activities from our volunteers. Join us for a guided winter walk along forested trails to discover wildlife in the park. Try some crafts, decorating a wood duck cookie, and enjoy a hot drink. This free event is suitable for all ages. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Presented by Burnaby Lake Park Association.

Christmas Carol Sing-along

1 pm – 4 pm
Minnekhada Regional Park

An afternoon of festive fun including sing-alongs in front of a yule log and a visit from Santa. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Information:
Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association.

Santa Comes to Cammidge House

1 pm – 3 pm
Boundary Bay Regional Park

Visit with Santa on his annual trip to Cammidge House. Use the Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen. Information: 604-948-9908 or visit the blog of the Cammidge House Committee of Boundary Bay Park Association for complete details.

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