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Learn about New West plants and animals at River Basin Days

“It’s like Pokémon Go, but for nature.”
Glenbrook Ravine
Fraser River Discovery Centre is heading to Glenbrook Ravine this weekend - and you're invited.

Families are invited to learn more about New Westminster’s plants and animals at this weekend’s edition of River Basin Days.

Fraser River Discovery Centre’s next River Basin Days event is taking place at Glenbrook Ravine Park on Saturday, June 18.

“If you have ever wondered about the kinds of plants and animals that live in our local parks, this month’s River Basin Days is for you,” said Stephen Bruyneel, the centre’s director of external relations and development. “We are going to Glenbrook Ravine Park in New Westminster on Saturday, June 18 to learn how to identify what is there using the easy-to-use Seek app.” 

Two sessions are being offered on Saturday – from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m. Attendees will need a device – like a phone or tablet – that can run apps and is connected to data.

“With that, and the Seek app, you can identify almost any plant, animal, or fungus we may come across,” said a notice about the event. “It’s like Pokémon Go, but for nature.”

Participants can park at Glenbrook Amenities Centre (76 Jamieson Crt.) and meet next to the park entrance sign. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for this activity, including the need to pre-register at  

“Join us on a guided walk as we discover a whole new world living all around us,” Bruyneel said. “We will walk about one kilometre through the park, so please dress appropriately and bring water as well. June weather is getting warm!” 

River Basin Days is a series of outdoor public programs geared towards families that takes place on the second Saturday of every month at rotating locations around the Fraser River Basin. FRDC staff guide families through one hour of activities, experiments, and art projects learn about the biodiversity of the mighty Fraser. 

Located on New Westminster’s waterfront at 788 Quayside Dr., Fraser River Discovery Centre provides a variety of programs and exhibits related to the Fraser River.