Taking place on the last weekend of each month, Super Weekend 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.

JULY 27th – 28th

Fiery Friend and Foe!

Fiery Friend and Foe! 

The smoky season is upon us, and with it the promise of future forest renewal. Fire is an essential and healthy part of the river ecosystem that has been monitored and managed in many forms by First Nations communities for generations. As our climate becomes hotter and drier; however, the potential impact of fires also grows in complicated, and sometimes devastating, ways. 

From ignition through to the growth of new seedlings, join us for July’s Super Weekend to get to know this fiery force!  


  • Learn how wildfires can start and move through the landscape. 
  • Observe plant adaptations to surviving fire.  
  • Mimic the effects of a prescribed burn. 

WHEN: July 27th – 28th, 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. Specific costs are listed below:  

  • Family Ticket ($20.00) – 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.

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