Get to Know Fish Creek – Monthly events provide opportunities for family members to connect with one another and with nature while having fun outside!
Join us for an afternoon in the park where your family or cohort can enjoy a wide variety of interactive, guided and self-directed activities on a variety of themes from plants to pollinators, and from birds to beavers. Example winter activities:
- warm up by the campfire and listen to a story,
- try snowshoeing,
- learn about the birds that live here year-round,
- hunt for wildlife tracks,
- discover local wildlife survival adaptations,
- find out how you can protect the park when you visit,
- and much more!
Events will happen afternoons on the 4th Saturday of each month, from January to November, 2022. Winter events will be shorter (ex. 1:00-3:00pm) while summer events may be longer (ex. 1:00-4:00pm in the afternoon or 6:00-8:00pm in the evening). Each event will take place at a day use area* in Fish Creek Provincial Park and feature activities centered on a theme – see event list below.
- Saturday, February 26 ,2022 – Shannon Terrace (map) – Winter
- Saturday, March 26, 2022 – location TBC – Beavers
- Saturday, April 23, 2022 – location TBC – Geology
- Saturday, May 28, 2022 – location TBC – Exploration
- Saturday, June 25, 2022 – location TBC – Plants
- Saturday, July 16, 2022 – Bow Valley Ranch – Water
- Saturday, August 27, 2022 – location TBC – Bats
- Saturday, September 24, 2022 – location TBC – Pollinators
- Saturday, October 22, 2022 – location TBC – Night Sky
- Saturday, November 26, 2022 – location TBC – Interconnectedness & Changing Seasons
*Event locations are subject to change due to weather, facility access or other unforeseen circumstances, so please check back to confirm event location before attending.
Thank you to all who supported Family Nature Experiences on GivingTuesday! Together we raised over $2,800. Show your support for connecting children and families with nature by donating online or by visiting the Friends of Fish Creek office in the Bow Valley Ranch. Proceeds support the purchase of equipment and resources to be used at these events and also covers staff time to coordinate volunteers and partners to bring these events to life. With your support, we can remove barriers so more families can get connected outdoors!