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What will YOU discover?

Parks Canada needs your help to find as many plants and animals as possible within 24 hours!

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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - BioBlitz 2017
Basecamp at Kwisitis Visitor Centre, Wickaninnish Beach

  • Noon to noon
  • Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, May 21
  • Registration required. Register online or call 250-726-3500

Come to the edge!

Spend some quality time on the Wild West coast, where land, sea and sky meet. At the same time, help Parks Canada’s conservation efforts. What could be better?

The goal will be to collect as many species observations as possible over a 24-hour period, so both terrestrial and marine environments will be surveyed to include a wide variety of habitats. We will be searching for everything from intertidal and marine life, to bugs and plants of the coastal temperate rainforest, to the unique species that live in bogs and sand dunes. We will be offering many fun and interactive programs, including drop-in educational booths, casual activities suitable for families, and day and night surveys led by plant and animal experts.

Best of all, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve's BioBlitz offers the chance to make lasting memories while contributing to species observations in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Choose what works for YOU.

Register as a participant, volunteer survey leader, and more! Then choose the activities that suit you, your friends and your family – drop in to basecamp for casual family activities, or to sign up for scheduled species surveys.

Female interpreter and three children exploring touch tank with marine animals

Family Bioblitz Festival: BioBlitz Basecamp

  • noon - 5:00 pm on Saturday
  • 9:00 am - noon on Sunday

Roam from one fun family activity to the next at your own pace, with over a dozen drop-in activities and educational booths to choose from.

Appropriate for all ages, including families with children 12 and under.

Registration recommended, but not required for Family Blitz.

Male Parks Canada staff member looking closely at Velella velella marine animals on beach

Nature Nerds: Formal species surveys

Ranging from insects to intertidal!

Head out on scheduled formal species surveys with scientists and naturalists.

Appropriate for adults, and families with children 12 and over.

Spaces are limited – sign up early for surveys at BioBlitz basecamp.

Family of four looking at iPad while on bog trail

See. Snap. Upload. Identify.

Use your smart phone or digital camera to record the plants and animals you find.

Experts will be available to help with identification.

Watch the species tally grow on the iNaturalist project page!

Female Parks Canada interpreter talking to man and woman in the rainforest

Make it happen

All participants and volunteers MUST register in order to participate in surveys.

Registration is recommended but not required for Family BioBlitz Festival activities. Register now!

Want MORE Parks Canada BioBlitz action?

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BioBlitz in the Meadow
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017

BioBlitz on North Pender and South Pender islands
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
4:00 pm Friday, June 9, 2017  to 4:00 pm Saturday, June 10, 2017

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This Parks Canada BioBlitz Event is proudly presented by:

This Parks Canada BioBlitz Event is proudly supported by:


Victoria Natural History Society