Things to do in Burnaby 2018

Printmaking & Pinot
May 16, May 30, June 20 | 6:00-9:00pm
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave.
Explore different printmaking techniques with our expert instructors while sipping on your choice of pinot. Wine included. Fees apply, for ages 19+ years. To register call 604-297-4422.

Spring Songbirds Hike
May 26 | 8:00-11:00am
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Join a moderately difficult hike through the north slope of Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area to learn about spring bird migration in the forests along Pandora Trail, Nature Trail and Ridgeview Trail. Registration required online at Fees apply. Use barcode
461988 .

Nature Prints Children’s Program
May 26-June 16 | 1:00-3:00pm
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave.
Children delve into the world of printmaking with natural objects, exploring relief prints, stamping and collographs. For ages 6-9 years, fees apply. To register call 604-297-4422.

Collage Party
June 1 | 5:00-8:00pm
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave.
Drop in for this free family program! Explore David Ostrem’s photo-collages and create your very own collages from comic books. For more information visit

Burnaby Museum Bee Safari
June 2 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Ave.
Meet us at the museum to find out how to identify a few of the 451 different species of native bees in B.C. We'll learn how to avoid being stung by bees and wasps and get an up-close look at some of the non-stinging bees and other pollinators. Bring your camera! Register at Fees Apply. Use barcode 463255 .

Hats Off Day June 2 | 9:30am-4:30pm
Hastings Street
Boundary Rd to Gamma Ave.
Join us as our streets get packed with families, friends, neighbours, and merchants! Hats Off Day is when Heights merchants "take their hats off" to their community and their customers, and the entire Heights community celebrates together. The parade begins at 10:00 AM along Hastings Street from Beta Avenue to Boundary Road and the street festival kicks off at 11:00 AM with lots of music, food and kids activities. For more information visit

Heron Colony Tour June 10 | 8:00-10:00am
Deer Lake Park
Learn about the triumphs and trials that heron families face throughout the season. Get a firsthand look at the nesting birds on a three kilometre walking tour suitable for all ages and abilities, including a short indoor presentation. Bring binoculars if you have them. Register online at (barcode:
462908 ).

Burnaby’s Festival of Learning
May 6-12 | Various times and locations
Check out this week-long festival that kicks off with RhodoFest at Deer Lake Park on May 6 and ends with Science Rendezvous at Simon Fraser University on May 12. This festival celebrates learning in all its forms and includes talks, tours, displays and more. These free events are for all ages and happen across Burnaby. For more info or a complete list of events, visit

Parks’ Summer Volunteer Recruitment Session
May 23 | 6:30-8:30pm
Cameron Recreation Complex
9523 Cameron Street
Looking to have an awesome summer while also making a difference in the community? Come join City of Burnaby’s energetic summer volunteer team and develop leadership skills in a positive and fun environment. Volunteers will be working side by side with experienced summer camp and park leaders to create lifelong memories for children and families in Burnaby. You are encouraged to attend a volunteer recruitment session. For more information and to register, visit

Get Appy: Library to Go E-Books and Audiobooks
May 16 | 7:00-8:30pm Cameron Library
9523 Cameron St.
Come learn how to download, read and listen to E-Books and Audiobooks. For further information or to register call 604-421-5454.

Chemical Awareness: Your Home, Environment and Health
June 11 | 5:30-7:30pm
Bob Prittie Metrotown Library | 6100 Willingdon Ave.
As part of the Environmental Health Program, Health Canada will be here to help you identify sources of exposure to chemical substances in your daily life and reduce your health risk. Registration is required. To register, call 604-436-5400.

Chalk Art Experience
June 16 | 11:00am-5:00pm
Bonsor Recreation Complex 6550 Bonsor Avenue
Dive into the world of chalk art this June at Bonsor! Watch over 15 local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. Rain or shine. Free for all ages! More information at

Jeff Ladouceur: Pearl Path Artist Talk
June 24 | 2:00-3:00pm
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave.
Jeff Ladouceur’s artworks feature old-timey, comic-inspired characters: droopy elephants, big-nosed salesmen, and bubble babies rendered with a dizzying level of detail. For more information, visit
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