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23 September 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PDT

Location: Nature House

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 Come meet some unique trees from around the world in Stanley Park and learn how they contribute to Vancouver’s diverse and thriving urban forest. You’ll hear stories of some unique trees found within the park, learn to identify common urban trees found throughout the city, and explore ways you can contribute to helping our urban forest within a changing climate. A virtual map will be provided so you can share the trees you learn with friends and family. 


Elliot Bellis is currently a Landscape Architect master’s student at the University of British Columbia with a background as an urban forester and arborist. He enjoys connecting people with trees and is happy to answer any curiosities you have about urban forestry. You can learn more about plants, trees, and other debris in urban areas on his educational Instagram platform: @urban.ecologist. 


Accessibility note: The walk will leave from the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon and start with a short 5-minute walk to the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden. The walk will move counterclockwise around the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt and end at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation building near the Stanley Park Brewpub. The pace will be slow along a gravel path and include short stops along the way.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca       

This program will meet at the Nature House on Lost Lagoon (located near the intersection of Alberni and Chilco Street, underneath the viewing platform). Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a health check.   (1) (2) (3) (4)  

Terms and conditions    

(1) Registration required - NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!       

(2) Weather dependent - Please check your email 12 hours before the program date and time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat.      

(3) Program Availability – Program full or you cannot attend this day or time?   Sign up here to be notified when the program runs in the future.        

(4) Cancellation policy – We refund cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public by donating your registration fee. (This is one way we can all subsidize programs in this changing economic climate and ensure these programs are available on a sliding scale.)  


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.     

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