Events

Feb
23
Sat
Bears Presentation at Lynn Valley Ecology Centre @ Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Darren Colello, wildlife adventurer and photographer, for a talk about BC’s bears, with photos that will take you into their world. Darren has a special interest in carnivores, wildlife conservation, and inter-species interaction, and has observed and photographed wildlife on four continents.

Apr
25
Thu
Guided Nature Walk at Hastings Park @ Hastings Park Conservancy
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk at Hastings Park @ Hastings Park Conservancy

NWPS will be leading a guided nature walk, open to the public, at Hastings Park on Apr. 25th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come join us!

This amazing FREE activity is not only a refreshing walk around the pond, but is also a great opportunity to learn about the diverse bird species and other creatures that inhabit the Sanctuary at Hastings Park, from experienced biologists and naturalists who know the park well. The walks are rain or shine, and last about 2 hours. Learn about birds, plants, trees, flowers, aquatic life and more. At least 130 species of birds have been identified in this peaceful urban wilderness since it was restored in 1997. Print this PDF of latest Bird Lis and bring it along on your walk! Bring binoculars if you have them, but please leave dogs at home, as they can disturb birds and other wildlife during the walk.

Apr
29
Mon
Spring Wildlife Camp at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Apr 29 all-day
Spring Wildlife Camp at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Check back soon for more information.

May
4
Sat
OWL Open House 2019 @ OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
OWL Open House 2019 @ OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

NWPS will be hosting a display table at OWL’s annual Open House May 4th and 5th! Get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at one of the busiest raptor rehabilitation centres in Canada! This is the only time of year that OWL opens up 70% of their facility to the public to get a peek at their medical facility and some of their various rehabilitation enclosures. See the process from intake and examination, to the flight pens, and then release. Come meet their local raptor species and learn about what they do!

The highlight of the Open House will be the release of a rehabilitated bird on both days at 1:00pm. Tours will leave on every half hour and there will be two ‘Raptor Meet and Greet’ events each day where you can get a more close-up view of some of their permanent residents. Come listen to David Hancock talk about Bald Eagles both days at 11:00am in the School House. After you visit with some of their birds, take a walk through the Wildlife Museum to learn about different raptor habitats and check out the unique gifts and wildlife theme items available in the Gift Shop! There will also be a raffle fundraiser with some awesome prizes from local sponsors.

Admission is by donation at the gate. Debit and credit accepted. 100% of the proceeds of the event are put towards food, medical supplies, cage upkeep, and facility growth. This is a great opportunity to help OWL and their dedication to the wellbeing of their raptors and getting them back to the wild and to learn more about what they do.

May
5
Sun
OWL Open House 2019 @ OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
OWL Open House 2019 @ OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

NWPS will be hosting a display table at OWL’s annual Open House May 4th and 5th! Get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at one of the busiest raptor rehabilitation centres in Canada! This is the only time of year that OWL opens up 70% of their facility to the public to get a peek at their medical facility and some of their various rehabilitation enclosures. See the process from intake and examination, to the flight pens, and then release. Come meet their local raptor species and learn about what they do!

The highlight of the Open House will be the release of a rehabilitated bird on both days at 1:00pm. Tours will leave on every half hour and there will be two ‘Raptor Meet and Greet’ events each day where you can get a more close-up view of some of their permanent residents. Come listen to David Hancock talk about Bald Eagles both days at 11:00am in the School House. After you visit with some of their birds, take a walk through the Wildlife Museum to learn about different raptor habitats and check out the unique gifts and wildlife theme items available in the Gift Shop! There will also be a raffle fundraiser with some awesome prizes from local sponsors.

Admission is by donation at the gate. Debit and credit accepted. 100% of the proceeds of the event are put towards food, medical supplies, cage upkeep, and facility growth. This is a great opportunity to help OWL and their dedication to the wellbeing of their raptors and getting them back to the wild and to learn more about what they do.