RIVER BASIN DAYS

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.

SAFETY POLICY

The Fraser River Discovery Centre’s health and safety protocols are based on recommendations from the BC Health Authority.
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Please note that masks are recommended for all outdoor programs. We are a small team of staff who interact with a high volume of daily visitors. Please help keep us safe by respecting our mask policy.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH: CENTRAL PARK

RIVER BASIN DAYS: ORIENTEERING

River Basin Days is a 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.  

Have you ever wondered how to use a compass, or how to read a map? Join us for an introduction to orienteering! Orienteering involves navigating a course using a map and compass and finding your way from checkpoint to checkpoint without getting lost. In this one-hour workshop, you’ll gain a basic understanding of map reading and compass use and practice your skills on our 1.25km orienteering course. 

This workshop is aimed at older children, as map reading requires spatial reasoning skills. Register here.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 12th; 12:30-1:30pm and 2:00-3:00pm 

WHERE:  Central Park, Burnaby. Meet in the parking lot on the west side of the park, off Boundary Road.  

WHAT: 

  • Play an orienteering game  
  • Learn how to read a map and use a compass  
  • Navigate a 1.25km orienteering course 

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

COST:  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:  

  • Family Ticket ($15.00 each) – Covers 2 adults and up to 4 children  
  • Adult Ticket ($6.00) – Adult 19 and older  
  • Senior Ticket ($5.00) – Senior 65 and older  
  • Student Ticket ($5.00) – Student ID required  
  • Child ticket ($3.00) – 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 for all participants over five (5).