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Vancouver #Cityscapes Scavenger Hunt
How well do you know Vancouver’s historic places?
There are many historic places in Vancouver that have influenced the city’s social and cultural development. We’re hoping to increase awareness and appreciation of some of these sites by challenging you to explore the city through a scavenger hunt on Twitter.
How it works:
Every Tuesday, we’ll send you on a scavenger hunt in the city.
We’ll post a clue and photo of a historic place, like a statue, gate, sign, etc. on our @ParksCanadaVan Twitter feed.
Your challenge is to identify the place and tweet us your answer.
On Thursdays, we’ll follow up with the answer and an info tidbit about the location.
Join the Celebration with Parks Canada!
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and we invite you to celebrate with Parks Canada!
Take advantage of free admission to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for the entire year. Get curious about Canada's unique natural treasures, hear stories about Indigenous cultures, learn to camp and paddle and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada’s national historic sites with us. Find adventure, fun for the whole family or a short break from the everyday in more than 200 special places across the country.
Planning your visit in 2017
Note: Events listed may be subject to change without notice. Check our social media channels for up-to-date information.
- January 2: Heritage Holiday at Fort Langley, Fort Langley National Historic Site – Ft. Langley
- January 21-22: Vive les Voyageurs French-Canadian Festival, Fort Langley National Historic Site – Ft. Langley
- January 22: Canada 150 Ice Sculpting, Fort Langley National Historic Site – Ft. Langley
- January 29: Cannery Farmers Market, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – Steveston
- February 4: Visit Parks Canada at the Winter Wander, Vanier Park - Vancouver
- February 12 & 26: Cannery Farmers Market, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – Steveston
- February 20: Family Day, Fort Langley National Historic Site – Ft. Langley
- March 4 & 5: Visit Parks Canada at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show – Vancouver
- March 11-26: Spring Break, Fort Langley National Historic Site – Ft. Langley
- March 11-26: Pacific Rim Whale Festival, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve – Ucluelet/Tofino
- March 12 & 26: : Cannery Farmers Market, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – Steveston
Over the next several months, Parks Canada Vancouver will be hiring for job opportunities with our Vancouver Outreach Team, our Learn to Camp Team and the BC Ferries Coastal Naturalist Program.
Follow us on Twitter @ParksCanadaVan for job postings and updates through the winter.
Other job resources: Jobs at Parks Canada
The Parks Canada Campus Club Program is an exciting initiative to get young adults excited about getting outside, connecting with nature and learning about Canada’s history. Parks Canada Campus Clubs have been established at many post-secondary institutions and now form the Parks Canada Campus Club Network.
Interested in joining a Parks Canada Campus Club or in setting one up at your institution?
More info: Parkslife
We value the generous contribution of time, effort and skills made by everyday Canadians just like you. We invite you to share in our work, get behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference.
See below for information on opportunities at Parks Canada places on Vancouver Island, in the Lower Mainland and across the country.
Parks Canada Merchandise
Want to be equipped and look the part for your next Parks Canada adventure? Or thinking of presents for family and friends? Check out our Parks Canada merchandise.
After you've picked out your ensemble, download the Learn-to Camp and Heritage Gourmet apps to access to the best tips and recipes for your future camp out!
Parks Canada reservations will launch in January. Don't miss out - click here for dates and more info!
Now is a great time to grab your camera to capture some of the most beautiful places in our region. If you’re heading out to get photos, we have some tips to keep you and the surrounding wildlife safe during your visit.