World Rivers Day

Date: September 23, 2018 (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Burnaby's World River Day Celebrations

Marking the 14th World Rivers Day
& the 38th 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 $2.65 each) and Ice Cream Parlour will be open.

A warm welcome to children's artist Ginalina as our headline musical performer at our celebrations.


Community Groups

  • BC Wildlife Federation
  • Bird Studies Canada
  • Burnaby Engineering Department
  • Burnaby Food First 
  • Burnaby Horticulture Department
  • Burnaby Lake Park Association
  • Burnaby Planning Department and GIS
  • Burnaby Public Library  
  • Byrne Creek Streamkeepers
  • Metro Vancouver Tap Water Team
  • North Shore Black Bear Society
  • Pedal Library, Burnaby Public Library
  • *OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
  • Stanley Park Ecological Society
  • Stoney Creek Environmental Committee
  • Watershed Watch Salmon Society


  • Kelly Haines: Ventriloquist - 2:30pm, 3:40pm
  • Ginalina -  11:30am, 1:05pm
  • Stories on Wheels - 12noon, 1:30pm, 2;45pm
  • Nylon Zoo: dress-up interactive story telling - 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 3pm

Special Activities for Day 

  • Volunteer Burnaby – face painting, 11-4pm
  • Children’s craft – fish windsock, all day
  • Children’s Science experiments - Science Alive at SFU, 11am-4pm
  • AquaZone: Ocean Wise Mobile Program, 11am-3:30pm
  • Event themed documentaries playing in the theatre
  • Salmon special at the Ice Cream Parlour
  • Gardener-in-Residence, all day
  • Interpretation of Deer Lake Brook, all day
  • Takaya Tours-Aboriginal Medicinal Plant Tours, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm


Kids, Creeks and Nature

- the wonder and the wonderful



Special thanks to these amazing sponsors:

sitka foundation


real estate foundation of bc