World Rivers Day

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

World Rivers Day Banner

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.


(printable version [PDF - 141 KB])

Community Groups

  • AquaZone from Vancouver Aquarium
  • Celebrate 125/150 Activation Station
  • Burnaby Food First
  • Byrne Creek Steamkeepers
  • City of Burnaby
    - Engineering Department
    - Horticulture Department
    - Planning Department
    - GIS
  • Burnaby Public Library – pop up library with themed books
  • 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


  • Squiddy, the singing squid on stilts - 11am, 12:45, 2pm
  • Ginalina -  11:30am, 1:05pm
  • Stories on Wheels - 12noon, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • Nylon Zoo - Parades at 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm

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


World Rivers Day PSA [PDF - 311 KB]

Kids, Creeks and Nature

- the wonder and the wonderful



Special thanks to these amazing sponsors:

sitka foundation


real estate foundation of bc