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OUTDOOR RECREATION Note: Outdoor Recreation programs include participants of all ages and are not limited to those 50 plus.
Hike: Lafarge Lake & the Coquitlam River (12 yrs +) This loop hike will take in some of the natural areas and wildlife of Coquitlam City Centre. Time will be taken to enjoy nature and hear about the history of the area. Roundtrip 7 km with minimal elevation change. at Pinetree Community Centre, front entrance 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $6.00 582163 Su Feb 19
Hike: Belcarra's "Secret Loop" (12 yrs +) Hike a little known circular route that takes in the fantastic Woodhaven Swamp, Burns Point, Admiralty Point and the Belcarra Waterfront. Approx. 12km with an elevation gain of 450m. at Belcarra Park, parking lot 581499 Su Mar 12 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $12.00
Hike: Buntzen/Sasamat Crossover (12 yrs +) See a different side of Buntzen Lake. From the parking lot head up to the saddle on Buntzen Ridge before dropping down to Sasamat Lake and complete a loop of the lake. Return via Energy Trail Look. This longer, intermediate level hike is roughly 14km with an elevation gain of 700m. at Buntzen Lake 581500 Su Mar 26
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
at Minnekhada Regional Park, Quarry Road lot 582160 Su Mar 5 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $6.00
Get golf ready introduces women to the golf swing, putting, chipping, equipment, rules, golf terminology, and etiquette in 5 lessons. Take your skills out on the course on the last class. Rental equipment included. In partnership with Eaglequest Golf.
at Eagle Mountain Drive, Gas Plant Service Road 581498 Sa Feb 18 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $12.00
581494 Th Feb 2
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Outdoor Ed: Surviving a Winter Hike (12 yrs +) This short hike to Eagle Bluffs will discuss equipment choices and other special considerations for winter hiking. Emphasis on safe travel and survival in the potentially hostile conditions that the winter season can bring. Approx. 10km roundtrip. at Eagle Mountain Drive 581521 Su Jan 29
Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
at Eaglequest Golf Centre 581293 W Jan 25 – Feb 22
7 – 8 p.m.
ADULT & CHILD Beaver Buddies (3 – 5 yrs)
At over 20,000ft Mount McKinley reigns supreme as the highest mountain in North America and experiences some of the most extreme weather on the planet, presenting climbers significant challenges to reach the summit. Enjoy a slide show by Steve Chapman on his experience climbing the 'Denali' and overcoming those obstacles.
Minnekhada Regional Park has a lot to offer and this hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views. Roundtrip distance is 8km with an elevation gain of 185 m.
7 – 9:30 p.m.
This intermediate/advanced hike and snowshoe is aimed for those with prior experience. Hike up a network of logging roads and mountain bike trails. Then put on your snowshoes and hike to Cypress Lake. Take in deep snowfields and snow covered tress. Approx. 10km with an elevation gain of 600m. Supply own snowshoes. If no snow, continue as a hike.
Take in the old field habitat of Colony Farm, the wetlands by the Coquitlam River, and some of the heritage trees of the Riverview Lands. Time will be taken to enjoy nature as you hike along. Roundtrip 8 km, minimal elevation change.
Hike: High Knoll (12 yrs +)
at Glen Pine Pavilion 581497 Th Mar 2
Golf: Get Golf Ready for Women Level 1 (16 yrs +)
Outdoor Ed: Climbing Mount McKinley (12 yrs +)
The Kingdom of Nepal boasts the biggest concentration of 8000m peaks in the world and is a Mecca for both climbers and hikers. A slideshow will explore some of the more popular trekking routes and show the ascent of two of Nepal's 'Trekking Peaks'.
Hike: Snowshoe Cypress Lake (12 yrs +)
Hike: Colony Farm & Lower Riverview Lands (12 yrs +)
at Colony Farm Regional Park - South End 582165 Su Feb 26 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Outdoor Ed: Trekking in Nepal (12 yrs +)
Join us to look for beaver lodges, beaver chopped trees and beaver trails. Learn more about the Canadian beaver, touch a beaver pelt and play beaver games. In Partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. at Minnekhada Regional Park 582157 Sa Mar 11
10 – 11:30 a.m. $12.00
Sense-ational Nature (3 – 5 yrs) Some say that if a drop of water falls in the forest, a hawk would see it, a coyote would smell it and a rabbit would hear it. Explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of nature with your child. Find out about animal super senses as you test your own. In partnership with Metro Vancouver. at Colony Farm Regional Park
582159 Th Mar 23
10 – 11:30 a.m. $12.00
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Winter bus trips, talks & workshops, registered fitness programs, and more!