World Rivers Day Celebrations
- September 22, 2019
- Times: From: 11:00 AM to 04:30 PM
- Location: Burnaby Village Museum
- 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
- Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6
- Admission: Free
- Phone: 604-297-4565
Celebrate Our Local Waterways
World Rivers Day celebrations return to the Burnaby Village Museum on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:30pm with entertainment, demonstrations, displays, tours, plus lots of activities for children and adults.
Environmental exhibitors with hand-on activities, demonstrations, and educational sessions will be on-site. Be sure to pause on the bridge that crosses Deer Lake Brook to take in the beauty of this ecologically significant waterway that runs through the village site. For the past three years, Coho salmon have been returning to this brook.
Leave time to stroll through the Village and into Burnaby’s past. Explore the interurban tram, chat with the clerk at the General Store, watch the blacksmith demonstrations at the forge and hear the printer working the Platen Press. Grab a seat in the Central Park Theatre where a special rivers day themed documentary will be screened and a take spin on the vintage C.W. Parker Carousel. (Rides are only $2.65 each.)
World Rivers Day is celebrated by millions of people around the globe. The event was created by Burnaby resident and internationally renowned conservationist, Mark Angelo. Mark will be onsite and speaking during the ‘Welcoming Remarks’ at 1:00pm. In 1993, the City of Burnaby was the first municipality in BC to proclaim BC Rivers Day.
More event details are available on our website.