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Calving Festival - Parksville

403 Lowry's Rd
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 2B5
Websitehttp://www.cheeseworks.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-954-3931

Daily from March 9, 2014 to April 20, 2014

Welcome to Morningstar Farm in the spring! This is the season when most of the farm's calves are born. Come & visit us & learn more about our cows, calves & their lives on our heritage dairy farm. You may even witness a live birth. Visitors can also get up close & personal with the sheep, pigs, bunnies & Carl (the llama). Take a free self-guided tour of the farm & stay for a picnic. We'd love to meet you!

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Brant Wildlife Festival - Parksville

Various Locations Through Parksville
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 2H5
Websitehttp://www.brantfestival.bc.ca
Toll-free866-288-7878
Phone604-924-9771

Daily from March 1, 2014 to April 21, 2014

The Brant Wildlife Festival celebrates nature, especially Brant geese as they rest & feed on the shores of Parksville & Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The festival will host nature walks, wildlife viewing adventures, community celebrations, learn to fish sessions & nature camps for children, family days & much more.

Celebrations will begin as thousands of migrating seabirds, sea lions, seals, salmon, eagles, gulls, Brant & their friends congregate to await the life sustaining phenomenon of the Pacific herring spawn.

Check the website for more information.

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Bird Walk at the VanDusen Botanical Garden - Vancouver

5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6M 4H1
Websitehttp://vandusengarden.org/visit/whats-happening/events-calendar?page=1
Toll-free
Phone604-257-8335

Every 4 weeks on Saturday from April 26, 2014 to May 24, 2014

Join Jeremy Gordon for a guided birding exploration in the Garden. Rain or shine. Free for Members or with Garden admission. 10 a.m. meet in the Visitor Centre Atrium.

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2014 Tofino Shorebird Festival - Tofino

Various Locations Throughout Tofino
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Websitehttp://www.raincoasteducation.org/events/tofino-shorebird-festival
Toll-free
Phone250-725-2560

Daily from May 2, 2014 to May 4, 2014

Every year from late April through May, flocks of sandpipers, plovers, Whimbrels, and many other shorebirds pass through the Tofino area. Thousands stop here to feed and rest as they make their impressive journey from South and Central America northward to their Arctic breeding grounds. The Tofino Shorebird Festival celebrates this impressive annual migration with a series of educational birding activties throughout the region. We draw on local and visiting experts to participate in the festival, offering guest lectures, birding workshops and much more! This is a great opportunity to experience the largest wildlife migration in the region, learn about these impressive birds, and understand why Tofino is one of the very best places in western Canada for bird watching.

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Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival - Invermere

Locations Around Invermere
Invermere, British Columbia
V0A 1K0
Websitehttp://www.wingsovertherockies.org
Toll-free
Phone888-342-2473

Daily from May 5, 2014 to May 11, 2014

The Wings Over the Rockies Festival 2013 was a huge success with record participation and perfect weather. The theme of the 17th annual festival -Celebrating, Mountains, Wetlands and Wildlife explored the changes that are occurring in climates and natural environments and how birds and animals are adapting.

The 2014 event will take place May 5-11 with the program being posted in early March. Registration for the event begins in April. See you next then!

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Creston Valley Bird Festival - Creston

1874 Wildlife Rd
Creston, British Columbia
V0B 1G0
Websitehttp://www.crestonwildlife.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-402-6905

Daily from May 9, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Join us to celebrate the amazing diversity of birds found in the Creston Valley with great events for the whole family. The festival offers a variety of bird watching activities guided by field experts, as well as a photography workshop, youth art displays and bird-oriented workshops. Participants must pre-register for Festival Events which run from May 9-11, 2014 at the Creston Valley Bird Fest Website crestonvalleybirds.ca

The Wildlife Centre will be opening for Saturday May 10th along with Bird Fest activities!

Drop in anytime on Saturday between 9:00 am-4:00 pm & enjoy FREE admission!

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Rescuing Sea Lions: Notes from the Field at Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver

845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6G 3E2
Websitehttp://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/rescuing-sea-lions
Toll-free
Phone604-659-3400

Friday, May 09, 2014

Join the Vancouver Aquarium's veterinary medical team as they share their stories of rescuing sea lions in the field.

Sea lions are charismatic marine mammals that are found along the West Coast of North America. Recently, more and more sea lions in the Canadian province of British Columbia are in distress; sea lions can become entangled in various types of debris that can cause severe injuries and even result in death.

The expert presentations will focus on sea lion entanglement issues in B.C., the types of debris that sea lions have on them, frequency of entanglements, the development of an anesthetic protocol for disentangling sea lions, and the issues involved with disentanglement operations.

Admission $15. 6:30-8:30 - doors open at 6:00.

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Maplewood Farm Sheep Shearing Festival - North Vancouver

405 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver, British Columbia
v7h 1s6
Websitehttp://maplewoodfarm.bc.ca/events/
Toll-free
Phone604-929-5610

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sheep Shearing! It's that time again. Join us for our 34th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Lorea Tomsin and the staff with be shearing the flock for the summer. Bill McCallion will be on hand with his world-famous duck herding Border Collies for a couple of demonstrations. Farmer Jim will be offering 5 minute pony rides! Special event rates apply.

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After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver

845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6G 3E2
Websitehttp://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/after-hours
Toll-free
Phone604-659-3400

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Join us for After Hours, our adult-only evening. Explore our galleries and exhibits in peace and tranquility without kids underfoot. Food and alcoholic beverages are also available.

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2014 Mount Kobau Star Party - Osoyoos

Osoyoos
Osoyoos, British Columbia
V0H 1V0
Websitehttp://www.mksp.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-000-0000

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Mt. Kobau Star Party is for those whose hearts swell at the sight of faint starlight; it is not for the faint of heart. The bumpy road to the summit can de-collimate more than your telescope. At night, while good viewing, tests your scope's resolution, cold temperatures will test your personal resolve.

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