Calendar of Events

Birds on the Bay:

Celebrate Boundary Bay, a Special Place - Canada's top-rated Important Bird Area of 597 sites and a Hemisphere Reserve.  As a major stopover on the Pacific Flyway, this amazing area features habitats of eelgrass beds, mud flats, estuaries, salt marshes, bogs and watercourses which support more than 333 species of birds, some rare and endangered.  Get to know more - join with Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society and partners to explore habitats, see the birds and local wildlife, sketch and photograph, enjoy kayak trips and special events as we celebrate Birds on the Bay.

Schedule is subject to updates and changes, please confirm details when registering for an event.


What to Bring

  • The walks will go rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
  • Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes.
  • A good pair of binoculars and a field guide are helpful, but not essential. A limited number of binoculars will be available on a number of our walks.


    Ongoing events:

    Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Eco-Walks
    Take a leisurely walk (approx. 1 hour) along well-groomed trails to learn about history and geology of the Urban Forest. Learn to identify native trees and shrubs and have an opportunity to observe wildlife.  Wheelchair accessible.   All age groups are welcome. By appointment only - registration required.  Group Size - minimum of 5 - maximum 12.  Host: Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society Cost: Free!  Tour booking: (604) 535-9288

    Nest Box Program at Burnaby Lake Regional Park in January and February
    Help the Burnaby Lake Park Association service over 200 next boxes that provide homes for swallows, chickadees, wood ducks and flying squirrels.
    Information: 604-520-6442 or

    Look for more info on these events:

    • Surrey Environmental Extravaganza – starts April 21 with event running through to World Ocean Day on June 8
    • Earth Day – Sunday, April 22 (Events will take place around this date locally.)
    • Earth Day Celebrations – April 19 to 26– Check your city or municipality for local events
    • International Migratory Bird Day – May 3-10 (Events will take place around this date locally.)
    • Shorekeepers’ Training Weekend May 16-18 - more info at or call (604) 536-355
    • International Day for Biological Diversity (theme Islands and Biodiversity)   May 22
    • World Ocean Day - June 8 - Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach  


      Find MORE Events for Children and Families:

  • New programs are continually being added.  Bookmark this page for updates of FOSBs and partner events!

  • Check our calendar each summer for walks and events led by our Beach Hero Marine Interpreters... Be a Beach Hero!

    Visit The City of Surrey's Environmental Extravaganza website for more information on activities and events for the whole family in Surrey.