Nature Walks at Maplewood Flats

We host a variety of walks and tours throughout the year that encompass indigenous knowledge, conservation, habitat restoration, native plants, birds, wildlife and ecosystems.

Photo: Barge Channel by Chloe Hartley

Follow @maplewoodflats on social media to get the latest updates on these events.

Check out our Eventbrite to sign up and register for walks & talks on-site.

Monthly Bird Walks

Facilitated by birders, ecologists, naturalists, and photographers.

Hosted on a Saturday or Sunday once a month, go to our Eventbrite to see the upcoming Bird Walks and to register.

Nature Walks

Hosted by Coast Salish Plant Nursery Staff Member, Sam Mactavish. Attendees will explore the trails where specific plants will be highlighted, what types of birds can be seen, and discuss some of the Habitat Restoration work being done at the flats.

Hosted once a month, on weekends, go to our Eventbrite to see upcoming Nature Walks and to register. 

Bird Surveys

Join us bright and early on the first Saturday of each month to participate in our monthly bird surveys. Participants of all levels are welcome to take part in the survey led by experienced birders. Please email if interested in joining the survey team.

Fall-Winter DST hours: 8:30-11:30am
Spring-Summer hours: 8-11am

Maplewood Flats is on eBird! Find North Vancouver-Maplewood Conservation Area to record your bird sightings at Maplewood Flats.

Habitat and Cultural Use

Plant Walks

Learn about native plants and their importance as a food source for birds and animals, their significance for increasing biodiversity, and which ones can be found throughout Maplewood Flats.

Hosted seasonally, go to our Eventbrite to see upcoming events.

Indigenous Plant Walks with Senaqwila Wyss

Hosted by Senaqwila Wyss of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Tsimshian, Sto:lo, Swiss, and Hawaiian ancestry. She was trained traditionally by her mother, T’uyt’tanat Cease Wyss. Together, they founded Raven and Hummingbird Tea Co, and share their knowledge and love for indigenous plants broadly. Follow @maplewoodflats on social media, go to our Eventbrite Page or subscribe to our newsletter to get the details for the next scheduled plant walk.

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Plant Scavenger Hunt with Senaqwila Wyss

In place of her indigenous plant walks, Senaqwila Wyss led a virtual scavenger hunt outlining invasives & plant families in your backyard and the basics of plant identification. A fun relaxed event for the whole family.

All Seasons
Self-Guided Tour

Maplewood Flats trails are well-marked if you prefer to go at your own pace or schedule. Download the map (PDF) or get one at the Greeter’s Hut.

Download the Self-Guided Tour Map