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Date/Time

Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 8:00am - 10:00am

Where We Will Meet

Kiosk at Park entrance near Patterson Station

Where The Walk Will End

Starbucks at Boundary Road and Kingsway

About This Walk

Join us for a photo walk through an urban forest by the light and shadow offered on an early fall morning. Greater Vancouver, which includes several municipalities, is a city that lives in a forest. The current forest, a descendant of the original, has been preserved within municipal natural parks. Central Park in Burnaby contains a stand of some of the oldest trees in the city. These include century-old Douglas-firs, stately western redcedars, and other mature Pacific Coast trees. Native shrubs and ferns form the understory. We will walk the trails, capturing moments in the forest life cycle. This walk is open to all age groups, and to photo enthusiasts of all skill levels. The walk will mostly be under canopy, but dress for Vancouver weather. Trails are flat, wide, and accessible.

Your walk leaders are a father-daughter team. Jim Nicholls is a retired geologist who now spends his time enjoying trees and birds in the natural environment. He has spent the past several years photographing the forest and its denizens. Jennifer is an environmental technician and arborist, working to preserve these natural spaces. Most days, both can be found standing in the forest and looking up.

Latest InformationOctober 5th, 2023

The weather forecast for Saturday morning is clear and sunny. The deciduous leaves are turning colour and add a bonus to the setting. We have created a georeferenced map of our walk. We used the Avenza GPS phone app to gather locations. Avenza allows you to see your location offline. We can provide participants with an electronic copy on Saturday morning.

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