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Join the Lower Mainland's first NatureBlitz on Saturday, February 27th in the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and Alaksen National Wildlife Area, located at 5191 & 5421 Robertson Rd on Westham Island in Delta, BC. This free, family-friendly nature adventure offers a dawn to dusk line-up of wildlife walks, outdoor exploration and even a photography contest, all with the help of local naturalists and nature experts from NatureKids BC, Nature Canada, the BC Waterfowl Society, the Delta Naturalists' Society, the Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited spaces are available for each activity during the NatureBlitz, so advance registration is required. Simply click the "Register" link above to get free tickets for each activity you'd like to attend. We may open up additional spaces for activities that are over-subscribed.
** This is a RAIN or SHINE event. Some events will be modified in the event of rain. **
Participants will get an up-close, educational look at waterfowl and songbirds, small grassland mammals, invasive species, and possibly even owls, bats and other creatures of the night through a series of activities at each of these amazing natural areas. So get your warm outdoor clothing (and rain gear), gum boots and flashlights ready – as well as your camera or Smartphone – and come join us as we explore the midwinter mysteries of nature right on Metro Vancouver’s doorstep. It's nearby nature – and it's your NatureHood!
Don't forget to pack a camera or camera phone/Smartphone for the event, either! You can enter our draw for best NatureBlitz photos simply by posting your nature pics from the event on social media (Instagram, facebook, Twitter, etc.) using the hashtag #NatureBlitz!
A limited number of binoculars, field guides and magnifying lenses will be available to borrow at the event. Light snacks will be available at noon but participants are encouraged to bring their own food.
Limited on-site parking is available. Please consider carpooling to the event if possible.
A full schedule and map are available here!
Financial support for this event has been provided by:
Do I have to manually re-enter the attendee information for each additional activity I select during registration?
No, you only need to enter the information for each attendee once, e.g., each member of your family. If you are participating in multiple activities can can simply choose to copy the information from a previous ticket using the drop-down menu provided on the registration form. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or encounter any problems during registration.
I am registering myself and another adult (or additional adults) for the event. Can I accept the waiver of liability/informed consent on their behalf?
No, you are not able to officially accept the waiver on behalf of another adult. For this reason we will ask each adult to verify and/or accept the waiver upon check-in at the event on February 27th.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information on EventBrite at any time by using the "log in" link on your ticket. Simply select the ticket you would like to modify and choose the "edit" option in the upper right corner. ou may also contact the Organizers until 5pm on February 26th by email. Simply provide your order number, your name and an explanation of the changes you wish to make. A confirmation message will be sent to you once the updates have been applied.
You may cancel your order at any time using the link provided in your e-ticket or your order confirmation email message.
What can't I bring to the event?
- No dogs are allowed on site, with the exception of assistance or service dogs.
- Please do not bring any R/C vehicles or drones to the event.
- Absolutely no firearms or weapons are permitted on-site.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Registrations are only transferrable between immediate family members. Notwithstanding, every adult attending the event must read and accept a waiver.