River Basin Days is a monthly series of outdoor public programs geared towards families. Join us at different locations around the Fraser River Basin as we explore this incredible watershed! Our staff will guide you through 1-hour of activities, experiments, and art projects as we learn about the biodiversity of this great river.

Masks are recommended for all programs. Click HERE to read our Visitor Code of Conduct.


təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park

Drawing from Life

Unleash your inner nature artist with the Fraser River Discovery Centre! This month we are headed to təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park to practice drawing from life. We’ll learn some simple techniques for observational sketching, play art games, and paint a nature scene!

Registration cost includes admission to the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Pay when you register for this workshop, and the next time you visit the Centre in-person, you will be admitted for free.

This event will take place rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather.    

Click here to register.

WHEN: Saturday, July 13th, 2:00-3:00 PM (with enough interest, 12:30-1:30pm timeslot will be opened). 

WHERE: təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park, Belcarra, BC (meet the FRDC educator at the təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park parking lot, near the beginning of Jug Island beach trail).


  • Learn sketching techniques.
  • Play art games.
  • Paint a nature scene

WHO: While everyone is welcome, this workshop is aimed at children and their families.

COST: Includes admission to the Discovery Centre. Specific costs are listed below:

  • Family Ticket ($20.00 each) – for 2 adults and up to 4 children
  • Adult Ticket ($8.00) – Adult 19 and older
  • Senior Ticket ($6.00) – Senior 65 and older
  • Student Ticket ($6.00) – Student ID required
  • Child ticket ($5.00) – Children aged 3-12

Children 2 and under register for free. 

COVID-19 Safety:

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Individual group size is limited to five (5) maximum. Workshop registration limited to five (5) groups.
  • During the workshop, groups are required to follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Masks are recommended.

River Basin Days 2023 is supported by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.