For the last few years the Stanley Park Ecological Society has offered up an educational, yet equally fun, alternative to the Stanley Park Train. Last year during the Christmas season’s Bright Nights, the SPES ran the Humbug Hike and this year in October you can check out the Creatures of the Night walk.
Stow yer candy and batten down yer hatches matey- this year’s theme for the Ghost Train is “Pirates” and the Stanley Park Ecology Society will be offering a “Creatures of the Night” walk that’ll knock the parrot off yer shoulder! Bring an eye patch and yer best “Yarr” and join us to navigate the nocturnal creatures of Stanley Park in a search for buried treasure. Bats, owls, and flying squirrels ahoy! [SPES]
The walks will take place every 30 minutes, starting at 7:00pm and ending at 9:30pm, on the following dates: October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (compared to the $9.00/$5.50 for the train ride).
If you’re looking for a little more interaction with the park, on October 25th the SPES along with the Vancouver Aquarium will host “Fish or Treat“, which consists of a two hour walk followed by a themed sleepover at the Aquarium.
Finally, on October 26th from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, Jean Barman, author of “Stanley Park’s Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi-Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point” will lead a talk about the forgotten women of Stanley Park. Admission is by donation.