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.



Nature Boats 

Come sail away with the Fraser River Discovery Centre! This month we’re headed to Brae Island Regional Park in Langley to build our very own nature boats! We’ll explore what kinds of objects float, scavenge for building materials, and learn a few simple boat-making techniques. Then, we’ll watch our boats set sail on their inaugural voyage!

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, June 8th, 2:00-3:00 PM (with enough interest, 12:30-1:30pm timeslot will be opened). 

WHERE: Brae Island Regional Park, Langley, BC (meet the FRDC educator at the Brae Island parking lot entrance).


  • Explore what objects float.  
  • Learn boat-building techniques
  • Build and sail your boat.

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.