2014 Interpretation Schedule
MacDonald Campground*, Sidney
MacDonald Campground* – Weekly Programs
Fridays in June, July and August, 7–8 pm
Share the magic of a traditional Canadian campfire with your family. Join an interpreter for songs, stories, s’mores and more! Bring a flashlight and a mug for hot chocolate. For families with children 12 and under. *Note: we will gather around a lantern if there is a fire ban.
Thursdays, 11am-12pm July and August
Love nature? Bring your curiosity and join the club! Collect a new sticker each week and get a prize for collecting all 4. For children 6-12 with an adult.
*Note: This 4 part program will repeat in August.
*For all programs at MacDonald Campground, please park at the adjacent Blue Heron Park and follow the signs to the campground. Meet at the group campfire ring.
Don’t know how to get to MacDonald Campground?
Saturna Island* – Weekly Programs
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Saturdays in July and August, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
A short, engaging update on the endangered southern resident killer whales. East Point is a prime spot for land-based whale watching. Bring a blanket or a chair. Meet out at the point (5 min. walk).
GPS Family Adventures
Sundays in July and August, 11am- 1pm. Drop-in.
Set out on these family activities equipped with a GPS and a clue book. Choose from three adventures: Wildlife Trackers, Smelly-Sticky-Prickly or Nature Photographers (bring your camera for this one). Drop-in anytime but allow 1 hour to complete an adventure.
Sunset Wildlife Watch
Fridays in July and August, 8 – 9 pm
Discover the wildlife of the Salish Sea and relax into the peacefulness of an East Point sunset. Dress warmly and bring blankets, chairs and flashlights. Enjoy the talents of island musicians and storytellers. Meet out at the point (5 min. walk).
Saturna Island* – Special Events
Saturna Lamb BBQ
Tuesday, July 1, 10am–4:30pm
Celebrate Canada Day with islanders at a country fair picnic. Play games and win prizes at the Parks Canada booth. Learn traditional skills from our Coast Salish guest.
Parks Day - Under the Sea
Saturday, July 19, 1-3 pm
Fish with horns, eel-like creatures and maybe even a giant pacific octopus! Come see what the divers will bring up from the deep! Drop- in and join Parks Canada and the Saturna Island Marine Research and Education Society for fun marine activities. Enjoy free ice-cream courtesy of Saturna Island Parks and Recreation. Tour the Fog Alarm Building with Saturna Island Heritage Committee volunteers.
*Interpretation programs on Saturna Island are held at either Winter Cove or East Point. See program descriptions for locations.
Don’t know how to get to Saturna Island?
Pender, Vancouver, Saturna and Sidney Islands
Geocaching – Self-Guided
May 15 – September 1
Try one of our geocaching programs and embark on a self-guided adventure to experience the park’s cultural and natural hotspots. Choose from two routes: a family-friendly treasure hunt or a more strenuous route. Each visitor to complete a route receives a limited edition geocoin. First person to find the caches at season start-up wins a special coin.
Want to learn more about the geocaching program?
Town of Sidney
World Oceans Day
June 8, 11am–3pm
Beacon Park, Town of Sidney
Check out the fantastic live marine creatures inside the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Outside on the Sidney waterfront enjoy music, face-painting and exhibitions by local environmental organizations. Visit the Parks Canada booth for fun marine activities.
All park programs and events
Ages: All ages, unless indicated otherwise
Registration: Not required
Bring: Water, hat, jacket, sunscreen and appropriate walking gear
Meeting place: At the park kiosk/info sign at the location listed, unless otherwise noted
To get here: Travel to Sidney Island by Alpine Ferry; travel to Saturna Island by BC Ferries
- To reserve an activity in French, please contact the park office at 250-654-4000
- Get a copy of the visitor guide from our website. To reserve an activity in French, please contact the park office.