We are open daily, 10:00am-4:00pm. Drop by and discover the Fraser!

The Fraser River Discovery Centre’s health and safety protocols are based on recommendations from the BC Health Authority.
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Usually on the second Saturday of every month, River Basin Days is a series of outdoor public programs geared towards families. Join us at rotating 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.


Bust out your pencils and paper, this month we’re headed to Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby to practice drawing from life! We’ll learn some simple techniques for observational sketching, play some art games, and paint with real ocean water. No experience necessary, this workshop is for all ages and abilities. All art materials will be provided.

There is minimal shade on the beach, so please come prepared for the weather. We will also spend some time sitting on the beach, so you may want to bring a towel or blanket.

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.

COVID-19 Safety protocols are in place, so please register in advance. Register here.

WHEN: August 14th, 2:00-3:00pm

WHERE: Barnet Marine Park, the west parking lot off of Takeda Drive (meeting location specified in confirmation email)


  • Learn sketching techniques
  • Play art games
  • Paint with ocean water

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


  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Individual group size is limited to five (5) maximum. Workshop registration limited to four (4) groups.
  • During the workshop, groups are required to follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Masks are required.