Date(s) - 06/Jul/2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Intertidal Exploration at Centennial Beach
Enjoy a mid-day exploration of the extensive sandflats and eelgrass beds during the low spring tides. We will walk several kilometres to the water’s edge as we identify the unique flora and fauna along the way. Learn the historical background of many of these species that have adapted to living inside the sheltered expanse of Boundary Bay.
Trip difficulty rating: A.
Plan on a 2.5-3 hour beach walk that goes rain or shine. Please wear appropriate attire for sun (visor and sun screen), wind or rain. Rubber boots or waterproof booties are necessary to reach the eelgrass beds; or, be willing to get your feet wet. Bring water and a snack.
Please contact your leader, Sheila Byers, (scbyersattelus.net) if you have any questions or would like to carpool.
DIRECTIONS: Follow Highway 99 south onto Highway 17 and head west towards the BC Ferry terminal. Exit left at the intersection with 56th St leading south to Tsawwassen. At 12th Avenue, turn left (eastward) and follow the road as it turns southward into Boundary Bay Road. Watch for 6B Ave and follow signs to BBRP, past Cammidge House, to Centennial Beach. There is lots of parking near the Butler’s Beachside Cafe.
Meet at the beach edge adjacent to the Butler’s Beachside Cafe at 1 PM. Sheila will be carrying a white bucket.