Stanley Park Field Trips

Discover Stanley Park’s wild side as your students roll up their sleeves and connect with nature in hands-on and interactive programs exploring forest, beach and wetland ecology. We offer a diversity of curriculum-based school field trips for kindergarten to grade 7 students. 

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School Field Trips in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Primary School Programs

1.5 hours

$169 for up to 25 students

Intermediate School Programs

2 hours

$219 for up to 30 students

Nature Detectives (Grades K-3)    Forest Fundamentals (Grades 4-7)
Beautiful Bats (Grades K-4)  Introduced Invaders (Grades 4-7)
 Beach Explorers (Grades K-3)  Wetland Wildlife (Grades 4-7)
 Salmon Release Program (Grades 2-3) forest don enright Stanley Park Survivor (Grades 4-7)
      Beach Explorers (Grades 4-7)
   Salmon Release Program (Grades 4-7)

Other Field Trip Opportunities

Self-Guided Stanley Park Kits

~2 hours

$38/day

Overnight Nature Camps

2 days, 1 night

$60/student

 

 

Nature Detectives (Grades K-3)

Discover the hidden secrets and stories of the forest in this sensory journey through nature. 

Awaken your senses as you explore the temperate rainforest. Find tiny life forms with magnifiers, meet bugs, feed trees, and transform into a bat while learning how all of these forest elements are connected.

Designed for grades K-3, Nature Detectives is $169.00 for a one and a half hour program for up to 25 students. Can be adapted for pre-K as well.

Read the Nature Detectives Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

Forest Fundamentals (Grades 4-7)

The lush temperate rainforest is diverse, abundant and full of interconnected species.

Engage all of your senses to piece together the story of forest dwelling plants and animals and their important roles in the web of life.

For grades 4-7, Forest Fundamentals is $219.00 for a two hour program for up to 30 students.  

Read the Forest Fundamentals Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

Use the Pre-Trip Activities to help prepare students for their trip and connect learning to the curriculum.

 

 

Wetland Wildlife (Grades 4-7)

Beaver Lake is one of Vancouver’s last natural wetlands, and it is home to incredible plants and animals. 

What makes the wetland ecosystem a good place to live? How do diverse communities of animals eat their way along the food chain? Roll up your sleeves and explore Beaver Lake wildlife up close with dip nets, magnifiers and games.

For grades 4-7, Wetland Wildlife is $219.00 for a two hour program for up to 30 students.  

Read the Wetland Wildlife Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

Introduced Invaders (Grades 4-7)

How do invasive species affect the balance of Stanley Park’s delicate ecosystems? 

Join us on a fun, fact-filled quest to find out what impact invasive plants have on biodiversity, and consider the role humans play in protecting our ecosystems. Put on some gloves and take direct action to remove invasive English ivy from Stanley Park.

For grades 4-7, Introduced Invaders is $219 for a two hour program for up to 30 students.   

Read the Introduced Invaders Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

 

Beach Explorers (Grades K-7) 

Visit the Lumberman’s Arch beach at low tide and explore the incredibly diverse and abundant life in the intertidal zone.

Low tide offers us a glimpse at fascinating animals and plants that have adapted to life in and out of the sea.  Hunt for crabs, sort seaweeds, and find out what else lives or eats on the seashore, while students discover important human connections to the oceans.

Beach Explorers is a tide-dependent program and is available in spring between April and June.  Please contact us for available dates.

For grades K-3, Beach Explorers is $169.00 for a one and a half hour program for up to 25 students.  

For grades 4-7, Beach Explorers is $219.00 for a two hour program for up to 30 students. 

Read the Beach Explorers Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

Beautiful Bats (Grades K-4)

Discover the many wonders of the only mammal that can fly. Find out how bats live, hunt, echolocate and adapt to their habitat using their unique bodies. Because bats are nocturnal, we will not see any live bats during the program. Instead, we will explore their habitat with unique props and activities. Bats really are beautiful; learn why in this interactive forest adventure.

For grades K-4, Beautiful Bats is $169.00 for a one and a half hour program for up to 25 students.  Beautiful Bats is available September to November each fall.

Read the Beautiful Bats Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

 

forest don enrightStanley Park Survivor (Grades 4-7)

Explore wilderness survival in Stanley Park and immerse your class in this team-based adventure. 

Imagine yourself lost in the woods; would you know what to do?  Learn the essentials of what humans need to survive. Try your hand at knot tying and practice your new skills while building your own wilderness survival shelter.

For grades 4-7, Stanley Park Survivor is $219.00 for a two hour program for up to 30 students.  

Read the Stanley Park Survivor Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

 

Salmon Release (Grades 2-7)

Investigate one of only four remaining salmon-bearing streams in Vancouver and discover how salmon are deeply connected to their environment.

Enhance learning as your students release salmon fry into the fresh waters of Stanley Park. Do a stream survey and meet fry prey up close and personal in an exploratory pond dip.

Our Salmon Release Program complements the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Salmonids in the Classroom Program.  If you are studying salmon, also check out our Salmon Forest classroom program for a great way to kick off your studies.

For grades 2-3, Salmon Release is $169.00 for a one and a half hour program for up to 25 students.  

For grades 4-7, Salmon Release is $219.00 for a two hour program for up to 30 students.  

Salmon Release is available in April each year.  Bookings must be coordinated with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  Please contact us for more details.

Read the Salmon Release Program Teacher Information Package for information on curriculum connections, meeting location, preparing for the program and more.

 

 

Items found in the self-guide tourDiscovery Kit (Grades 3-7)

Are you as big as an eagle? What lives at Lost Lagoon? Do herons have an easy life? Do salmon visit Stanley Park? Discover the answers to these questions and more while leading your own adventure with our easy to use Discovery Kit.

Bring your class for a half-day Park Program and extend your trip for the day. This is a great option for two classes from one school who want to share a bus.

The Discovery Kit is a backpack containing:

  • A class set of binoculars
  • A detailed map
  • An easy to follow teaching script
  • Fun props, engaging activities and visuals

Read the Discovery Kit Teacher Information Package for more information on where to pick up the kit and preparing for the program.

The Discovery Kit can be rented for $38.00/day and shared between two classes.