SUPER SATURDAYS

Taking place on the last Saturday of each month, Super Saturdays is a series of public programs geared toward families. There are lots of activities that explore different features of the Fraser River, from its booming industry to its diverse ecosystem! 

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

FEBRUARY 24th:

RUNOFF RACE!

Spring in the Lower Mainland means lots of rain plus melting snow from the mountains, repeating the cycle of flooding that has been part of the natural cycle of the Fraser River basin for thousands of years. Many First Nations around the lower Fraser even have oral histories from the end of the last ice age that tell of floods greater than anything recorded in the last two centuries!  

 As flooding becomes more frequent and unpredictable with climate change, how can we redesign our communities to keep people and places safe? Super Saturday on February 24th is the perfect opportunity to test out your urban design skills with our stream table! We’ll model river processes on a stream table, and design more resilient buildings, bridges, and roads. 

All ages are welcome, but please note that these activities are best suited for families with children aged 6-11.  

WHAT: 

  • Model how a river shapes the land using a stream table. 
  • Explore traditional and industrial methods of flood risk management.  
  • Design flood-smart infrastructure.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th, 10:00am – 4:00pm 

WHERE: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC 

COST: Included in admission to the Discovery Centre. Admission is free for members.

  • 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 are free.

Caretakers are asked to remain with their children for the duration of their visit.