Date(s) - 18/Feb/2019
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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🌿Family Nature Hike– Bowen Island Exploring Bark, Lichens, and Roots (difficulty rating A5-B6)
Date & Time: Monday February 18 (Family Day) Meeting: 8:45am at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal ticket booth.
Location: Bowen Island
This kid friendly hike is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family to Nature Vancouver. Early spring before the trees leaf out is the best time to notice the amazing, but often overlooked variety of bark, lichens and roots. This will be an easy, moderately paced hike with lots of short stops to appreciate the diversity of our chosen subjects. We’ll catch the 9:05am ferry to Bowen Island and do the 7km forested loop around Killarney Lake (~130m gradual elev. gain) followed by the (optional) short but steeper 2.5km hike to Dorman Point (~120m elev. gain) for its Arbutus trees and beautiful views.
Wear sturdy runners or boots, and dress in layers as February weather is unpredictable. Pack a lunch and maybe a hot drink. Trip goes rain or shine.
Return Ferry costs: $10.45 (>12yrs old), $5.25 (<12yrs), Experience Card discount rates ($4.10 & $2.10) available on this route. Return ferry times: 2:55pm (Lake loop only) or 4:00pm (Dorman Pt. option). Ticket sales cut off 8:55. Bus from downtown takes about 45 minutes.
Please contact leaders: Teresa Gagné & Denis Laplante email d_t_01 (at) shaw (dot) ca , or home phone 604-437-4453 if you plan to come.