World Rivers Day

Date: September 24, 2017 (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Marking the 13th World Rivers Day
& the 37th annual Rivers Day in BC


Join us for a free family-friendly celebration of our rivers and waterways. Activities include demonstrations, displays, tours, activities, crafts and music. Plus the Village, Carousel (rides $1.25 each) and Ice Cream Parlour will be open.

A warm welcome children's artist Ginalina as our headlining musical performer to our celebrations this year.


Community Groups

  • Science programming from Science Alive SFU
  • AquaZone from Vancouver Aquarium
  • Celebrate 125/150 Activation Station
  • City of Burnaby
    - Engineering Department
    - Horticulture Departmen
    - Planning Department
    - GIS
  • Burnaby Public Library – pop up library with themed books
  • Coastal Painted Turtle Project
  • North Shore Black Bear Society
  • OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society – live animals
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Science Alive at SFU – demo and interactive
  • Stanley Park Ecological Society
  • Stoney Creek Environmental Committee
  • Volunteer Burnaby – face painting
  • First Nations native plant booth


  • Ginalina -  2 sets
  • Stories on Wheels  - 3 sets
  • Nylon Zoo
  • Squiddy -  the singing squid on stilts

Special for Day 

  • Children’s craft – fish windsock
  • Event themed documentaries playing in the theatre
  • Salmon special in the Ice Cream Parlour
  • Gardener-in-Residence
  • Interpretation of Deer Lake Brook

More entertainers, community & environmental groups TBA

Kids, Creeks and Nature

- the wonder and the wonderful