You can join a park interpreter on a guided hike through Minnekhada Regional Park on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great time to spot migrating birds in the water and the forest.
It's a moderately strenuous hike with hill sessions and natural rock stairs, and is suitable for people ages 15 and older.
Cost is $5.50 per person for adults, $3.25 per senior or youth. Participants should wear clothing suitable to the weather, and boots or walking shoes are recommended. You should also bring water and a snack, and meet at the Quarry Road parking lot. Also:
Join a Metro Vancouver park interpreter in Searching for Salamanders, a program for families with children six years and older running from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15 at Belcarra Regional Park.
Participants will search for and learn about these shy amphibians, which are often found under leaf litter. They hide by day and hunt insects and worms in the dark.
Cost is $4.25 per child, youth or senior; $8 per person for adults; or $21.25 per family. Registration is required.
To register for either session, call 604-432-6359.