Join us on March 31st & April 1st for the Family Nature Festival at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve - a day full of family-friendly activities to get you and your loved ones outdoors and connected with nature and your community. Come explore the reserve on guided tours, take a mindfulness class with our Yoga instructor, try your hand at beginner art classes with an accomplished local artist, bring the little ones for a visit to our craft station and touch tables, and more! Plus, you'll have a chance to connect with local conservation organizations and hear about the amazing work being done to protect nature in our area!
The festival runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm both days. All events are free thanks to our amazing volunteers and partner organizations, with a special thanks to the City of Chilliwack which has generously provided funding through the Neighborhood Grant – Celebration and Activity program! No registration is required to attend. We hope to see you there!
Guided Heron Viewing will be featured at this year's Family Nature Festival (details above)! Don't miss this opportunity to learn all about the amazing Pacific Great Blue Heron! There will also be free guided Heron Walks between 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 11:15 am-12:15 pm on Saturday, May 6th, which you can register for below!
Description: The Pacific Great Blue Heron is a species at risk and the namesake of our Nature Reserve due to the large breeding colony that has thrived here for more than 50 years. Join us for a FREE hour-long guided tour to learn all about this fascinating species.
Led by an experienced environmental educator, our Heron tours take you on a journey of discovery, to learn about the life cycle of the Pacific Great Blue Heron and view their breeding grounds. You'll learn all about this remarkable species, its habitat, and how it has thrived on the Nature Reserve. Immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery and enjoy viewing the Herons and other wildlife as you walk through the Reserve, gaining an understanding of the significance of this natural area and the role it plays in maintaining habitat for this species and many others. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to experience the wonders of the Nature Reserve and deepen your appreciation for its importance to our local wildlife.
Heron tours are FREE and suitable for people of all ages. We hope that we'll see you at the next one!