Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. People in more than 192 countries come together to raise awareness and demonstrate support for environmental issues. Here in Metro Vancouver, land of hippies and tree huggers, we’ve got lots of local events to celebrate this year!
Saturday, April 18
Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup
Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday, April 19
Stanley Park Eco Stewards Volunteer Event
Stanley Park, Vancouver
12:30 – 3:00 pm
Learn firsthand about the threat invasive species pose to our native ecosystems, and help restore degraded habitats in the park by removing invasive plant species, planting native species, decommissioning unsanctioned trails, and adding other habitat enhancements.
Saturday, April 25
Clean Up Langley Day
Various locations in Langley – see website
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Businesses, community groups, families, and individuals come together to participate in this community-wide cleanup. Supplies will be provided.
Party for the Planet
City Hall Plaza, Surrey
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2015’s Party for the Planet will feature 3 stages and roving performers throughout the event.
Earth Day Vancouver 2015 Celebration
Everett Crowley Park, Vancouver
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Help plant 1000 trees and bring the kids for family-friendly entertainment.
Burnaby Earth Day Event
2961 Norland Ave., Burnaby
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn about bees and honey, take a recycling depot tour, get your face painted, and enjoy an organic BBQ, contests, and prizes.
Sunday, April 26
Annual Earth Day Celebration, March and Festival
Commercial Drive, Vancouver
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Earth Day parade will start on the corner of Grandview Highway and Commercial Drive, and finish at Grandview Park. There will be speakers, musicians, and booths at the park.
Earth Day Celebration
Moodyville Park, North Vancouver
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Help remove invasive plants and plant local species in the park. Enjoy a variety of community displays, a scavenger hunt, and prizes! Tools and light refreshments will be provided.
Earth Day Pilgrimage to Burns Bog
Burns Bog, Delta
Earth Day Crafts and Activities
If you’re not local or if you’re looking for something different, check out these creative crafts and activities you can do with your kids to celebrate Earth Day and help teach environmental stewardship.
Free Earth Day Activities for All Ages from Eat, Drink and Save Money
How to Teach Kids to Love Nature from Hen Family
Earth Day Trash Pick-up for Kids with Free Printable from Chockababy!
Earth Day Party from Julieverse
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Mom 2 54321
DIY Bird Feeder from My Baby Stuff
Earth Day Word Search from Thrifty Mommas Tips
10 Downloadable Earth Day Freebies from Educents
Hairy Spring Gardening Craft for Kids from Mom Vs. the Boys