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Get outdoors with Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza, a series of free family-friendly environmental programs that run from April to June each year, hosted in collaboration with our community partners.   

This spring, explore nature on your own with our self-guided activities or join us for in-person programs such as walks and talks.    

This Week's Highlights

  • May 21 – Refresh your plant ID skills and get hands-on experience removing invasive species at the Burns Bog Conservation Society’s Plant ID Workshop and Invasive Species Removal. Register below.

  • May 20 – Learn about some “un-bee-lievable" pollinators and celebrate World Bee Day with the Honeybee Centre. Register below.

  • Enter the Urban Forest VIP Weekly Contest and discover this week’s Very Important Plant (VIP), the largest maple tree in Canada.

  • Get to know a Surrey park better on a park crawl and plan your next weekend adventure. Choose from different activities including Best Bird Watching Parks, Best Forest Bathing Parks, Best Parks for Little Ones, and more!

Program Registration

Take part in one of our free, in-person environmental program opportunities. There are both registered and drop-in opportunities available. Registration is required for most programs.

West Beach Interpretive Walk | April 20, 1–3pm 

Enjoy an interpreted beach walk. Learn about eelgrass and some of the special creatures that call Boundary Bay home. Dress for the weather, wear beach shoes and bring a water bottle.  

Location: West Beach, Semiahmoo Bay. Meet at the west beach boat ramp on Marine Drive across from High Street, White Rock.  

Hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society. To register, email mshiker4@gmail.com

 

Nature Afterschool Fun | April 22, 3–4pm

Join us for nature-themed crafts and activities! For children ages 8 to 10 years old. 

Location: Guildford Library (15105 105 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online.

 

Youth Invasive Plant Removal | April 22, 4:30–6pm & 5–6:30pm

Take action this Earth Day and join the Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) in removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Participants must register as a SYSS member to attend.  

Location: Hazelnut Meadows Community Park (6840 140 Street)   

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

Get Growing! | April 23, 10am–4pm

Join us for family-friendly activities celebrating spring. Activities include a plant sale, storytime and nature walk, garden workshops, live music, and more! Programs are free with entry to the garden. 

Location: Darts Hill Garden Park (1633 170 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Drop in – no registration is required. 

 

Nature Work Party  | Apr 23, 10–11:30am & 10:30am–12pm

Join us for a Nature Work Party this Earth Day weekend! We will be removing invasive plant species, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. All ages welcome. Please register each participant.   

Location: T.E. Scott Park (7014 148 Street)   

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online

 

Youth Invasive Plant Removal | April 23, 1–2:30pm & 1:30–3pm

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Participants must be a registered SYSS member to attend.  

Location: T.E. Scott Park (7014 148 Street)  

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

Seed Library | April 23, 11am–2:30pm  

The Seed Library offers free access to seeds and supports local gardeners in saving seeds at home. We are a living seed exchange, currently sharing 60 varieties of regionally adapted, open pollinated and self-fertile seed. 

Location: Ocean Park Library (12854 17 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Seed Library and Surrey Libraries. Drop in – no registration is required.

 

Trillium Nature Walk (accessible) | April 27, 1–3pm

​Spot trillium flowers along a compacted universal access trail designed for people with varying abilities. It is an easy 800-metre walk with interpretive stops by nature guides.  

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Ave, between 144 and 148 St.

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society. Register online.  

 

Outdoor Nature Family Storytime | April 29, 10–10:30am

Join us for nature-themed stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family! Help imaginations grow and build a love of reading. Outdoor cushions provided. Bring your own blanket (optional) and dress for the weather. 

Location: Francis Park (15951 83 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online.

 

Youth City Nature Challenge Nature Walk | Apr 29, 4:30–6pm

Learn how to use iNaturalist, practice identification skills while gathering valuable data for Surrey as part of the 2022 City Nature Challenge. Participants will need to carry a smartphone and register as a SYSS member to attend.   

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 Block of 100 Avenue)  

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

City Nature Challenge – Nature Walk | April 30, 9am–12pm

​Snap and upload your nature pics to compete in this worldwide challenge. Cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature. Help your city win – download the free iNaturalist app and join us to learn how to use it to be a community scientist. 

Location: Tynehead Regional Park. Meet at Serpentine Hollow Entrance (10050 161 Street) 

Hosted by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Drop in – no registration is required. 

City Nature Challenge – BioBlitz | May 1, 10am–12pm 

Participate in 2022 City Nature Challenge with a Bioblitz where families will use the iNaturalist app to upload observations of plants and animals. Learn about nearby nature and contribute to local citizen science. The data that is collected will also be used in the 2022 City Nature Challenge, a global bioblitz event.   

Location: Elgin Heritage Park (13723 Crescent Road) 

Hosted by NatureKids BC. To register, email nicomekl@naturekidsbc.ca.  

 

Newton Plant Project and Seed Exchange | May 3, 3:30–4:30pm 

Create your own potted plant to bring home and bring some packaged seeds to share with others!  This event is open to all ages and abilities.  

Location: Newton Library (13795 70 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online

 

Forest Fairy Walk | May 4, 6:30–7:30pm  

Walk with a forest fairy to discover the forest from a fairy’s perspective. Discover where they play, what they eat and where they might be hiding!  

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Ave, between 144 and 148 St. 

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society. Register online.  

 

Nature Family Storytime | May 6, 10–10:30am 

Join us for nature themed stories and songs. Fun for all ages! 

Location: Cloverdale Library (5642 176A Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online

 

Darts Hill Garden Work Party | May 6, 11am–2pm 

Join our head gardeners in the care and maintenance of Surrey's beautiful feature gardens. Everyone is welcome to participate – no experience is required. Tools and training provided. All ages. 

Location: Darts Hill Garden Park (1633 170 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.

 

Youth Invasive Plant Removal  | May 6, 4:30–6pm & 5–6:30pm  

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Participants must register as a SYSS member to attend. 

Location: Hazelnut Meadows Community Park (14069 68 Avenue, Surrey) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

Arbor Day | May 7, 10am–2pm 

Get your hands dirty and help grow Surrey’s urban forest this Arbor Day! Help us plant new trees to provide shade, clean air, and a beautiful space to enjoy. Everyone is welcome. Tools and instruction provided. 

Location: William Beagle Park (12944 92A Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.

 

Nature Work Party | May 7, 10–11:30am & 10:30am–12pm  

Join us for a Nature Work Party at Clayton Park. We will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. All ages welcome. Please register each participant.   

Location: Clayton Park (18513 70 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.

 

Youth Invasive Plant Removal | May 7, 1–2:30pm & 1:30–3pm   

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Participants must register as a SYSS member to attend. 

Location: Clayton Park (18513 70 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

Recycled Crafts – Books into Brooches | May 7, 2–3:30pm 

​​​Turn discarded books into works of art and create a beautiful brooch for yourself or a loved one.  

Location: Semiahmoo Library (1815 152 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online

 

Virtual Nature Afterschool Artsy Kids | May 9, 4–4:45pm  

Join us for a fun nature-themed craft. Each session will feature a different book and related craft activity. You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, or an iPad/tablet.  

Location: Online – Microsoft Teams

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online.  

 

Learn to Fish | May 11, 6–8pm 

Learn about hatchery roles, fish identification, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging and casting, followed by hands on fishing at the lake! Rods and tackle provided. Parent participation required 

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park. Meet at the south end of the lake (14600 block of 100 Avenue) 

Hosted by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Register online.  

 

Ten Native Plants to Know | May 11, 6:30–8pm 

Join our guides for a nature walk and learn to identify ten plants of our local biogeoclimatic zone. Trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are included in our top ten.

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Ave, between 144 and 148 St. 

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society. Register online.

 

Nature Family Storytime | May 13, 10–10:30am 

Join us for nature-themed stories and songs. Fun for all ages! 

Location: Newton Library (13795 70 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online.

 

Guided In-Person Nature Walk | May 14, 10–10:45am

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Learn about the history, and flora and fauna of Green Timbers Urban Forest during the Surrey Nature Centre’s guided nature walks. Call or email us to learn more. 

Location: Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. To register, email naturecentre@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6065. 

 

River Basin Days: Nature Poetry | May 14, 12:30–1:30pm & 2–3pm

Write nature poetry! Learn 3 to 4 poetry forms and then write poems inspired by our walk through the park. No experience necessary. Masks and parental participation is required. For ages 6 years and older.  

Location: Redwood Park (17900 20 Avenue). Meet beside the lower parking lot near the kiosk.

Hosted by Fraser River Discovery Centre. Register online after April 30.

 

Celebrate Migratory Bird Day! | May 15, 9:30am–12pm  

Join us for a birding walk in the highest rated Important Bird Area in Canada. Learn about the variety habitats at Blackie Spit and why they’re so important to migratory birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a water bottle. 

Location: Blackie Spit Park (3136 McBride Avenue) 

Hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society. To register, email blueheron@birdsonthebay.ca.

 

Virtual Guided Nature Walk | May 18, 1–1:45pm 

Enjoy a guided virtual tour of the Surrey Nature Centre and Green Timbers Park from the comfort of your own home. 

Location: Online – Microsoft Teams 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. To register, email naturecentre@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6065.  

 

Who Lives Here? | May 18, 6:30–7:30pm 

So many animals call the forest home. Are they out in the day or at night? Where do they sleep? What do they eat? We will hunt for answers to these questions and more! 

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Ave, between 144 and 148 Street.  

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society and NatureKids BC. Register online

 

The Glades Woodland Garden Work Party | May 19, 10am–12pm 

Join our head gardeners in the care and maintenance of Surrey's beautiful feature gardens. Everyone is welcome to participate – no experience is required. Tools and training provided. Ages 15 years and older. 

Location: The Glades Woodland Garden (457 172 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.

 

Youth Invasive Plant Removal | May 20, 4:30–6pm & 5–6:30pm             

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Participants must be a registered SYSS member to attend. 

Location: Hazelnut Meadows Community Park (14069 68 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

World Bee Day | May 20, 3:30–5pm  

It’s World Bee Day and we can’t wait to show you our bees! Join us in the courtyard for lots of bee themed activities including bee-friendly flower planting and a Beekeeping demo from 4–4:30pm!  

Location: Honeybee Centre (7480 176 Street) 

Hosted by Honeybee Centre. To register, email cassie@honeybeecentre.com or call 604-575-2337. 

 

Nature Work Party | May 21, 10–11:30am & 10:30am–12pm  

Join us for a Nature Work Party at Fleetwood Park. We will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. All ages are welcome. Please register each participant.   

Location: Fleetwood Park (15802 80 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.  

  

Youth Invasive Plant Removal | May 21, 1–2:30pm & 1:30–3pm   

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) will be removing invasive plants, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Must be a registered SYSS member to attend. 

Location: Fleetwood Park (15802 80 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Apply as a volunteer and register online

 

Burns Bog: Plant ID Workshop & Invasive Species Removal | May 21, 9:45am–12:30pm  

​Join the Burns Bog Conservation Society for a fun morning of plant identification and help remove invasive species from Deltas largest salmon-bearing stream! Gloves and shovels will be provided.  

Location: Delta Nature Reserve (10388 Nordel Court, Delta). Meet at the front entrance of Delta Planet Ice.

Hosted by Burns Bog Conservation Society. Register online

 

Mini Beast Madness | May 22, 1–3pm 

Join us to explore and learn about the wee creatures inhabiting streams and wetlands and their importance in the food web. Join a guided interpretive walk to a wetland nearby on the Little Campbell River.  Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle. 

Location: Brooksdale Environmental Centre (19353 16 Avenue) 

Hosted by Little Campbell Watershed Society. To register, email blueheron@birdsonthebay.ca.  

 

Guided In-Person Nature Walk | May 25, 10–10:45am 

Learn about the history, and flora and fauna of Green Timbers Urban Forest during the Surrey Nature Centre’s guided nature walks. Call or email us to learn more. 

Location: Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. To register, email naturecentre@surrey.ca or call 604-502-6065. 

 

Learn to Fish | May 25, 6–8pm 

Learn about hatchery roles, fish identification, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging and casting, followed by hands on fishing at the lake! Rods and tackle provided. Parent participation required 

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 block of 100 Avenue). Meet at the south end of the lake.

Hosted by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Register online.  

 

Forest Photography Tips | May 25, 6:30–8pm 

Join us for a fun walk around Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest. It’s a chance to learn and share photo tips, meet new people, practice your photography, and capture a great photo for your Instagram!  

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Ave, between 144 and 148 St.

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society. Register online.

 

Meeting with Plants – A Guided Walk | May 26, 6–8pm 

​Ever wondered what plants live in your neighbourhood and in local parks? Join the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver for a  walk to learn how to identify native and introduced plants commonly found in Surrey.  

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 block of 100 Avenue). Meet at the parking lot off of 100 Ave. 

Hosted by Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver. Register online

 

Picnic with Pollinators | May 28, 11am–2pm  

Who pollinates 30% of your food? Bring your own picnic, use nets to look for bugs and play games with bees, butterflies and beetles to find out who helps feed you.  

Location: Surrey Bend Regional Park (17775 104 Avenue). Meet at the day use area.

Hosted by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Drop in – no registration is required.  

 

Seed Library | May 28, 11am–2:30pm  

The Seed Library offers free access to seeds and supports local gardeners in saving seeds at home. We are a living seed exchange, currently sharing 60 varieties of regionally adapted, open pollinated and self-fertile seed. 

Location: Ocean Park Library (12854 17 Avenue) 

Hosted by Surrey Seed Library and Surrey Libraries. Drop in – no registration is required.

 

Working in the Woods with Wood | May 28, 2–4pm

Come and experience a Make It workshop using recovered wood to create your masterpiece. Bring your own tools if you like. Basic tools provided. Ages 6 to 12 years old; parent participation required. 

Location: Sanford Hall, Kwomais Point Park (1367 128 Street) 

Hosted by Ocean Park Beautification Committee. Register online.  

 

Green Timbers Open Forest | May 29, 11am–5pm

Learn about the native plants you can find in Surrey’s urban forest! Go on a scavenger hunt to discover new species and play fun games with SNAP.

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 block of 100 Avenue)

Hosted by Green Timbers Heritage Society and Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP). Drop in – no registration is required.

 

Nature Family Storytime | May 30, 10–10:30am  

Join us for a nature-themed story, songs, and rhymes for the whole family! Help imaginations grow and build a love of reading. Fun for all ages and their caregivers! 

Location: Strawberry Hill Library (7399 122 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online

 

Darts Hill Garden Work Party | May 30, 10am–12pm  

Join our head gardeners in the care and maintenance of Surrey's beautiful feature gardens. All ages are welcome to participate – no experience is required. Tools and training provided. 

Location: Darts Hill Garden Park (1633 170 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.

 

Virtual Nature Afterschool Artsy Kids | May 30, 4–4:45pm  

Join us for a fun nature-themed craft.  Each session will feature a different book and related craft activity. You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, or an iPad/tablet.  

Location: Online – Microsoft Teams 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online

 

Take & Make Crafts – Books into Flowers | May 31, 6–7:30pm  

Turn discarded books into works of art and create beautiful paper flowers for yourself or a loved one. Pick up a craft kit from a participating library branch starting May 2. Log into the digital meet up on May 31 at 6pm for a crafting hangout or to show us your finished product.   

Location: Online 

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online

Birding in Sunnyside Acres | June 1, 9– 11am 

Stop, look and listen. Take a moment to notice the birds. Owls, hawks, woodpeckers, chickadees, and wrens—who knows how many species you will see on this walk with an experienced birder! 

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Ave, between 144 and 148 St. 

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society. Register online

 

Learn to Fish | June 1, 6–8pm 

Learn about hatchery roles, fish identification, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging and casting, followed by hands-on fishing at the lake! Rods and tackle provided. Parent participation required. 

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 block of 100 Avenue). Meet at the south end of the lake.

Hosted by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Register online

 

Coast Salish Native Plant Walk | June 4, 11–11:45am  

Join Coast Salish ethnobotanists and learn about Indigenous plant use – from medicines for teas or edible berries, dye plants and more. This plant walk will emphasize the cultural association of native plants and their ecological role, outline invasives and plant families in your backyard, and the basics of plant identification.  

Location: Elgin Heritage Park (13723 Crescent Road) 

Hosted by Coast Salish Plant Nursery at Maplewood Flats and Surrey Parks. Register online

 

Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Open House | June 4, 1–4pm 

Celebrate the return of our annual Open House with guided tours, family activities, and sweet treats! 

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Avenue, between 144 and 148 Street. Parking available at Softball City. 

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society and Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP). Drop in – no registration is required.  

 

The Value of Trees in our City | June 4, 2–4pm

Discover and learn about some of Surrey’s largest and most majestic trees. Listen to UBC Forestry expert, Dr. Lorien Nesbitt talk about how valuable trees are in adapting to increasing temperatures and densification.

Location: Sanford Hall, Kwomais Point Park (1367 128 Street)

Hosted by Ocean Park Beautification Committee. Register online

 

Environmental Extravaganza Story Time and Craft: Caring for Our Planet | June 7, 3:30–4pm

Join us for a Nature themed storytime and craft about caring for our planet! For children ages 8 and up and their caregivers. 

Location: Ocean Park Library (12854 17 Avenue). This program is outdoors.

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online.

 

World Oceans Day Lunch & Learn | June 8, 12:30–1:30pm

Celebrate World Oceans Day by listening to experts speak about the status of the southern resident killer whales, glass sponge reefs and the creatures that live in them, the status of pelagic birds and forage fish in the South Salish Sea, and more. 

Location: Online

Hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society. Register online.

 

Owls in the Forest | June 8, 5–7pm

The Northern Spotted Owl is one of Canada’s most endangered species and its entire Canadian range is within southwestern BC. Come walk a short loop with stations where you can learn about efforts to breed and release these owls into local forests.

Location: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park. Meet at the Wally Ross Trail parking lot on the north side of 24 Avenue, between 144 and 148 Street.

Hosted by Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society and Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program. Register online.

Garden Q&A | June 8, 6:30–7:30pm

​An outdoor, walk-about program at Cloverdale library with City of Surrey Park Technician Dirk Steenge.  Learn about how the City plans, selects, plants, and takes care of the beautiful landscaping at and around Cloverdale library. Ask questions, get advice, and be inspired for your own garden. 

Location: Cloverdale Library (5642 176A Street)

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. Register online.

 

Learn to Fish | June 8, 6–8pm

Learn about hatchery roles, fish identification, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging and casting, followed by hands on fishing at the lake! Rods and tackle provided. Parent participation required.

Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 block of 100 Avenue). Meet at the south end of the lake.

Hosted by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Register online.

 

Opening Day: Surrey Urban Farmers Market | June 11, 10am–3pm  

The Urban Farmer’s Market is focusing on community sharing and educational awareness about our environment and how what we are used to day to day has impact on this. Our vendors are local and they have to make/bake/grow/raise/wild harvest the products they bring to the market. 

Location: Royal Kwantlen Park (13035 104 Avenue). Meet at the parking lot at the corner of 104 Avenue and Old Yale Road.

Hosted by Surrey Urban Farmers Market. Drop in – no registration required.  

 

Owls in the Park | June 11, 11am–1pm  

Learn about owls found in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks then follow a short self-guided trail to learn all about the Northern Spotted Owl life cycle and conservation in British Columbia. Finish by meet with the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program volunteers to discover even more!  

Location: Tynehead Regional Park (16689 96 Avenue). Meet at the 96 Avenue entrance by the Tynehead Hatchery.

Hosted by Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Drop in – no registration is required.  

 

Celebrate World Oceans Day | June 12, 10am–12pm 

Celebrate World Oceans Day and join in for a shoreline cleanup and invasive removal at this important bird and biodiversity area. We will provide tools and instructions. Bring water, gloves, wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.   

Location: Blackie Spit Park (3136 McBride Avenue) 

Hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society and Surrey Parks. To register, email mshiker4@gmail.com.

Outdoor Storytime at the Surrey Nature Centre | Every Tuesday, 10–10:45am 

Join us for storytime at the Surrey Nature Centre and stay for an outdoor activity after. Storytime happens rain or shine, and children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Location: Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Register online.  

 

Darts Hill Garden Park – Garden Stroll | Friday–Sunday from April to June, 10am–4pm 

Created by Francisca Darts with the dedicated support of her husband Edwin, Darts Hill Garden Park is a showcase of 70 years of devotion, hard work and a pure love of horticulture. Admission by donation.

Location: Darts Hill Garden Park (1633 170 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. Drop in – no registration is required. 

 

The Glades Woodland Garden – Glades Stroll | Saturday & Sunday from April 30 to June 5, 10am–4pm 

The Glades Woodland Garden features over 3,500 mature rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants. Some of the rhododendrons are more than 6 metres (20 feet) tall and are ablaze with colour in the spring. The garden also contains a superb collection of fine trees, many of which are now designated as heritage. Children under 12 are free; adults $7.

Location: The Glades Woodland Garden (457 172 Street) 

Hosted by Surrey Parks. To register, email partnersinparks@surrey.ca 

 

Climate Change Around the World | June 1–8

Visit the fireplace lounge at Guildford Library to see environment-focused art on display from the talented students at Guildford Park Secondary.

Hosted by Surrey Libraries.

 

YouTube Nature Storytime | Anytime after May 24

Join Librarian Leslee as she celebrates Environmental Extravaganza with a YouTube Nature Storytime.

Hosted by Surrey Libraries. 

Take a look at some of our programs and events from previous years!

Get Outside Guide

Get ready to get outside and explore nature. This year’s Get Outside Guide is full of nature exploration opportunities, contests, and challenges! Download your guide, or pick up a copy at your local Surrey library, recreation centre or the Surrey Nature Centre. 

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Our Community Partners

The Environmental Extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of our community partners. Their hard work brings this fun and informative series to you each year. Check out their environmental contributions in Surrey and learn how you can get involved.

Thank you to our community partners!