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23 March 2024 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

Location: Bus # 19 Bus Loop Gazebo

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We invite you, our community, LGBTQIA2S+, friends and allies, to join us on a cultural walk that focuses on the birds and animals of Áx̱achu7 (Beaver Lake). Like many Indigenous groups, North America wide, Salish, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) , sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations see the land, birds, animals and plants as relatives. Join us to come connect with nature, self and community.

This program is cosponsored by Talaysay Tours, Stanley Park Ecology Society and the Province of BC.

ABOUT “Queer Friends and Feathers” SERIES

Welcome to the SPES’ Queer Friends and Feathers! We’ll be hosting some free events that focus on different ways we can connect with birds outside in so called “Stanley Park” – whether that is a guided birding tour, art and photography, or learning a more specific skill like bird surveying. This series is for queer and trans people that want to learn more about nature together. Come with a friend or alone, have a snack, and take it easy – you don’t need any experience to appreciate birds!  


Accessibility notes: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surfaces (such as gravel and pavement) for up to 1.5 hours. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Julia at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca     

Your Meeting Location is here: Bus Loop (#19 Bus Stop) – Stanley Park. Our guide will be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour start waiting at the Gazebo right in the bus loop. Please click on (map)and review in advance. This location is adjacent to the Stanley Park Pavilion and near the parking lot for Stanley Park Mini Train Parking lot. (1) (2) (3) (4) 

Terms and Conditions

(1) Registration required - NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  This is a free program for members of the queer and trans community.      

(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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