Nature Walks at The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats

The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats hosts a variety of walks and tours throughout the year.

Birding

Guided WAlks

Monthly Guided Walks, 10am-noon

Hosted by legendary naturalist Al Grass.
Saturdays, 10:00 am to noon

holiday WALKS

Afternoon Holiday Walks,
1-3pm

Hosted by Kevin Bell. Lifelong Naturalist, ornithologist, ecologist, and retired Chief Naturalist/Manager at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre and D.N.V. Natural Parklands. Mondays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Summer WALKS

Late Summer Walk with Rob Lyske, 10am

Every August starting at 10:00 am. Rob Lyske is an amazing birder, he can hear birds you can’t! Don’t miss this amazing walk. WBT Membership required.

Bird Survey

Monthly 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.

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

The Conservation Area at 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 indigenous plant use, from medicines for teas or edible berries and more, throughout Maplewood Flats. 

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.
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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

The Conservation Area 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.