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Environment Week

Burnaby Environment Week is an annual two week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in late May and early June to coincide with Canadian Environment Week and United Nations World Environment Day on June 5. City staff and our community partners aim to deliver activities that are family oriented, informative and encourage community participation.

2017 Environment Week ~ Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, June 11

Planning for Environment Week is underway.  Below is a preliminary schedule of events and activities with more to be added.  Please check back regularly for updates.  Follow the City of Burnaby on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of updates. 

Have any questions? Contact the City of Burnaby Planning Department at 604-294-7400 or planning@burnaby.ca.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE (last updated: 2017 February 24)

SATURDAY MAY 27

Environment Festival at City Hall

9:00 AM – 2:00PM, Burnaby City Hall, outer courtyard and surrounding walkways, 4949 Canada Way

This is a free public event with environmental displays from City departments and stewardship groups, live music, fun prize draws, self-guided tours of the nearby Great Blue Heron colony, and activities for kids.  The weekly Burnaby Artisans Farmers’ Market is nearby in the north parking lot.  Plan to attend both.  Hourly prize draws at the Environment Festival will include Farmers Market dollars that can be spent the same day.

NEW THIS YEAR! This year’s festival will have information about electric vehicles (EVs) from Emotive and some EVs on display.  Come and learn about the present and future of zero emission automobiles.

Burnaby Farmers Market

9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way
The Farmers Market happens at the same time and place as Environment Festival. Vendors selling local foods and produce, food trucks – what more can you ask for!

Burnaby Garage Sale Day Event

9:00 AM-1:00 PM, community-wide
Enjoy exploring private garage sales throughout the City or register and host your own!
A list of participating locations will be available at www.burnaby.ca/garagesale and in local papers.

SUNDAY, MAY 28

(Tentative) 4th Annual Historical Walking Tour of Upper Still Creek Watershed

Planning is underway.  Check back for updates.

Mandarin Language Nature Tour, Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area

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Sunday, May 28, 3:00-5:00 PM.  Meet in front of Horizon Restaurant, 100 Centennial Way
Mr. Joseph Lin of the Green Club will lead a public nature tour, in the Mandarin language, of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area discussing the flora, fauna, and how to protect the environment. Mr. Lin is the founding President of the Lower Mainland based Green Club.

5月28日(星期日)下午三時至五時,林聖哲老師導覽:本拿比山自然歷史解說

導覽:林聖哲老師為生態旅遊資深解說員,綠色文化活動請參閱網站www.greenclub.bc.ca


集合:在Horizon Restaurant餐廳門口(100 Centennial Way, Burnaby)。地圖:http://goo.gl/maps/sdWbl

交通:由Burnaby Mountain Parkway,於SFU大學西方接Centennial Way上山,依指標到最高停車場。

本拿比山公園(Burnaby Mountain)位於本拿比市北區,西門菲沙大學(SFU)西側,居高臨下,可以遠眺伯拉德內海(Burrard Inlet)與印地安分支(Indian Arm)的美景。由此眺望遠山近水水,以及溫哥華港區的景色,令人驚歎不已,這是欣賞溫哥華日落最好的景點之一。

除了遠近馳名的姊妹城市日本釧路贈送的圖騰柱,生動的北海道丹頂鶴植物雕塑,還有成行的櫻花樹,以及花團錦簇的玫瑰花園。其東側山坡地的闊葉樹林內有大葉楓(Bigleaf Maple),赤陽木(Red Alder),鮭莓(Salmonberry),各式各樣蕨類植物。

除了常見的歌帶鵐(Song Sparrow)、斑點唧鵐(Towhee)、燈草鵐(Junco)、山雀(Chickadee)、戴菊鳥(Kinglet)、冬鷦鷯(Wren),以及叢山雀(Bushtit)。候鳥季節可見中美洲的黃鶯歌唱,或許還有蜂鳥正在採集花蜜,白頭海鷹在天空自由遨翔。

MONDAY, MAY 29

Regular Meeting of City Council, Environmental Awards Presentations

7:00 PM, City Hall, 4949 Canada Way
Recipients of City of Burnaby Environmental Awards and Stars will be recognized at the Regular Meeting of City Council

Bike to Work Week (Spring Edition), May 29 to June 4

Brought to you by HUB: Your Cycling Connection, Bike to Work Week encourages residents and businesses to include bicycling as part of their regular work commute.  Register yourself or your team here.  Prizes available this year will be announced on April 1.

TUESDAY, MAY 30

Guided Canoe Trips on Deer Lake

Session 1: 6:00-7:00 PM, Barcode (*available May 1). Session 2: 7:15-8:15 PM, Barcode (*available May 1). Meet at Deer Lake Park, parking lot off of Sperling Avenue

Registration opens May 1.  Pre-registration required. Trips are for ages 10 years and older; children aged 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and waivers must be signed by all participants (parent must sign for those under 19 years old). To register, contact any Burnaby Recreation Centre, or visit www.Burnaby.ca/webreg and provide the barcode noted above.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

Commuter Challenge, June 4 to 10

The Commuter Challenge brought to you by BEST - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, is a fun and friendly competition between individuals and workplaces.  Participants take transit, ride share, car share, walk, cycle or work from home.  By tracking their commutes online, participants see their total number of CO2 emissions avoided, fuel saved and calories burned.  Find out how to register here.  Log your commutes and be eligible to win some great prizes. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Guided Canoe Trips on Deer Lake

Session 1: 6:00-7:00 PM, Barcode (*available May 1). Session 2: 7:15-8:15 PM, Barcode (*available May 1). Meet at Deer Lake Park, parking lot off of Sperling Avenue

Registration opens May 1.  Pre-registration required. Trips are for ages 10 years and older; children aged 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and waivers must be signed by all participants (parent must sign for those under 19 years old). To register, contact any Burnaby Recreation Centre, or visit www.Burnaby.ca/webreg and provide the barcode noted above. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

NEW! Wild About Burnaby Lake

10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Meet at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St.

Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe and learn how you bring more nature to Burnaby!  Registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359.  Free fun for all ages!  Presented by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and the Burnaby Lake Park Association.

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Open House - Burnaby Eco-Centre

10:00 AM-2:00 PM, 4855 Still Creek Drive
Learn about what we accept, where materials go and help close the loop on Food Scraps Recycling by picking up a bag of free compost.  Limit of two (2) bags of compost per residential property (proof of Burnaby residency required).  Limited supplies available, first come, first served. 

Car Trunk Sale – Environment Week Edition

9:00 AM-2:00 PM, Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue
Shop for bargains and treasures!  Free admission for buyers.  Sellers can call 604.297.4521 for information.           Registration Code: 428088. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

Great Blue Heron – Tour Burnaby’s own urban heron colony

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Barcode (437053).  Meet at the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts, Room 209, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby BC.
Registration is required.  Experience Burnaby’s great blue heron colony at the height of the season. Join us for a talk and tour to view these incredible birds at Deer Lake Park. A species at risk in BC, the Pacific great blue heron is usually very sensitive to human disturbance, but this colony has formed right in the heart of the city. Learn more about the triumphs and trials that the heron families face throughout the season through a short indoor presentation and then get a firsthand look at the nesting birds on a tour of the colony.

This tour is suitable for all ages and abilities.  Bring binoculars if you have them.

To register, contact any Burnaby Recreation Centre, or visit www.Burnaby.ca/webreg and provide the barcode noted above.