The following are links to GOOGLE maps of locations visited by DNCB. Also, at the end of the page are detailed DIRECTIONS for a few out-of-town excursions.
Many of the links have been provided by Glen Bodie.
Please contact Ken Borrie email@example.com if you have links to other maps not already here
(or perhaps an improved map)
– note that we prefer maps to the exact DNCB Meeting place, rather than just a general map of the area
|Petra’s Arts Kafé, Tsawwassen||DNCB meet here to carpool, leave at 7:30 am (summer)|
|Benediction Lutheran Church
5575 6th Ave (at 56th St) Tsawwassen
map at http://goo.gl/D2azbK
|DNS monthly meetings (1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm)|
|Cammidge House||meet here for BOTB outings (March, June, September, December)|
|Alaksen National Wildlife Area
see also Reifel Bird Sanctuary
|Westham Island; opens 8 am|
|Ambleside Park, West Vancouver|
|Barnston Island, Surrey||end of 104 Ave, 60 min from Petra’s, 5 min ferry (free)|
|Blackie Spit, Surrey|
|Blaine Marine Park, WA||40 min: meet Parking lot behind Duty Free 8:00, carpool across border to Blaine Marine Park 8:15|
|Blakeburn Lagoons, Port Coquitlam||12900 Elbow Place, Port Coquitlam
|Boundary Bay Regional Park|
|Brooksdale Environmental Centre (A Rocha)||1620 – 192nd Street
33 min from Petra’s
7 min from SFGC
|Brydon Lagoon, Langley
High Knoll Park
|parking on 53 Ave., at bottom of 198A St.|
|Brunswick Point, Richmond||park at far west end of River Road West|
|Burnaby Lake, Piper Avenue||parking near Nature House, on Piper Ave.|
|Camosun Bog, Vancouver||45 min from Petra’s|
|Cates Park, nr. Deep Cove, North Vancouver||50 min from Petra’s|
|Cheam Lake, Chilliwack||90 min from Ladner Bus Loop via SFPR/Hwy 1|
|Colony Farms Regional Park, Coquitlam||CF Community Gardens parking lot|
|Cypress Mountain Park, West Vancouver||Olympic parking lot; 1 hour from Petra’s|
|Deer Lake, Burnaby||45 min from Petra’s. Royal Oak parking lot is accessible only heading north off Royal Oak, on right just before Deer Lake Parkway. Approach from Oakland St/Dover St.|
|Derby Reach Regional Park, Surrey||(see instructions/maps BELOW)|
|Harrison Mills||meet at Kilby Park (1 hr 45 min); road map at https://goo.gl/BMNXY3|
|Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond||35 min from Petra’s
park by washrooms
|Jericho Beach, Vancouver|
|Ladner Harbour Park|
|Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver|
|Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, Washington||LMP @ 8:00 am|
|Manning Provincial Park||225 km, 2h 15 min|
|Maplewood Flats, North Vancouver||8:30 am at Mill Lake (1 hour)|
|Mill Lake, Abbotsford see directions below click here|
|Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam
from Petra’s to Minnekhada Lodge
• via Patullo Bridge
• via Port Mann Bridge
|Minnekhada Lodge parking ~ 60 min|
|Mount Baker, Washington||(see detailed instructions below)|
|Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver||Park above tennis courts, opposite entrance to Frisbee golf|
|Redwood Park, Surrey||17923-17935 20 Ave, Surrey, 5 min from Semiahmoo FGC.|
|Reifel Bird Sanctuary
see also Alaksen National Wildlife Area
|opens 9 am|
|Rocky Point, Port Moody see directions below click here||8:30 am at Murray St. parking lot, near Moody Street|
|Semiahmoo Fish And Game Club||1284 184 St, Surrey
29 min from Petra’s
|Serpentine Fen, Surrey||44th Ave parking lot, near Art Knapp’s|
|Skagit Valley||(see instructions below)|
|Stanley Park, Vancouver||Second Beach parking lot 8:30 am|
|Surrey Bend Regional Park||Hwy 17, at 176 St turn LEFT onto 104 Ave, past rail tracks, LEFT into parking (just before Barnston Island ferry terminal)|
|Tennant Lake, WA (from Blaine)||Interpretive Center at the south end of Neilsen Ave in Ferndale|
|Surrey Lake, Surrey|
|Terra Nova Park, Richmond||west end of River Road; 45 min|
|Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal / Heronry
|Tynehead Regional Park & Hatchery||96 Avenue (entrance just west of 168 Street)|
|UBC Botanical Garden||45 min from Petra’s (8:15 am)|
|Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver|
|Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver|
|Yew Lake & Bowen Lookout, Cypress Mountain|
Meet on the 9am Victoria ferry.
Participants may want to discuss with nearby friends about car-pooling to the Ferry Terminal and parking there, or at the First Nations “Park & Go” lot which is cheaper ($11). Or park for free at the Ladner bus exchange and take the BC transit bus to the terminal.
- Tsawwassen to Victoria (Swartz Bay): Departs at 9:00 am, arrives at Swartz Bay at 10:35 am
• ask for a through fare ticket to Fulford Harbour
• BC seniors are half price.
- Saltspring (Fulford Harbour) ferry leaves Swartz Bay at 11:00 am and arrives at 11:35
- The ferry is met by the shuttle bus to Ganges: Cost $2:75
• ask for a transfer to use on the afternoon bus trip
- Bus arrives at Ganges at noon.
We will have 3 hours there to have lunch and/or explore the town.
- Bus leaves Ganges at 3:00 pm, arrives at Long Harbour at 3:10 pm
- Tsawwassen ferry leaves at 3:25 pm, stops at Pender, Mayne & Galiano
- arrives in Tsawwassen at 6:45 pm
DNCB Outing #2015-31 to Rocky Point, Port Moody
Wed. Aug. 12, 2015 Leave Petra’s at 7:30 am, arrive Murray Street parking around 8:30 am
From Petra’s Kafe via Hwy 17, Patullo Bridge & North Rd.:
41.9 km/53 min (44 min without traffic)
map at https://goo.gl/4hteU9
Port Moody Directions to Rocky Point:
Heading along St. John’s St…
1. turn NORTH at Moody St. (toward the water)
2. Go over the rail tracks and follow Moody Street LEFT, around the bend (do not exit to the Boathouse Restaurant)
3. turn LEFT at Murray Street and continue a short distance until you see a parking lot on the LEFT – there is Rocky Point ice cream place and reddish-coloured building (Port Moody Station Museum) to the West.
There is quite a bit of parking there, and we are early enough that it shouldn’t be a problem. The Boathouse parking is for patrons only, but they might allow general parking early in the day.
DNCB Outing #2015-30 to Mill Lake, Abbotsford
Wed. Aug. 5, 2015 Leave Petra’s at 7:30 am, arrive Mill Lake parking around 8:30 am
map at https://goo.gl/PWrhnP
Follow Hwy 1 to Abbotsford area.
1. Take Exit 87 to Clearbrook N., cross over Hwy 1, and first road on the right is Marshall Rd. Diversion – take that to the right, and it becomes Marshall Rd. at the bottom of the curve (left).
2. Follow Marshall Rd to Emerson St. and turn LEFT.
3. turn RIGHT on Bevan Ave. Bevan is along the park border.
4. Pass Alta Ave., LEFT on Primrose St.: there is a sign for park entry and parking, which is a large lot on the left – enter and find parking.
There is a washroom there. We will wait until most are present, and follow the path (very short walk down a small road which passes in front of the washrooms, to pick up the path close to the water) to the left, clockwise for late-comers. Tom figures around 8:30 to 8:45. Please take his cell # 778-994-4726 so you can call if you can’t find the group.
Derby Reach Instructions
7:30 am – Leave Petra’s Café, Tsawwasen
8:30 am meet Al & non-Tsawwassen birders at Edgewater Bar/Derby Reach Campground Parking Lot (off Allard Crescent)
– shuttle cars will take people to Heritage Area parking lot for start of Houston Trail loop (4 km long, plus access trail 500m)
DNCB Outing to Mount Baker – instructions
Meet at, and leave from, the Peace Arch Park parking lot (behind the Duty Free Shop) at 7:30 a.m. To access the parking lot, turn right onto Beach Rd (immediately BEFORE the Duty Free entrance on the Canadian side of the border.)
Bring PASSPORT and a picnic lunch – but no fruit, vegetables or meat.
Some will meet and leave from Petra’s at 7:00 a.m. and stop at the Peace Arch parking lot to car pool at 7:30 a.m. We expect to be home around 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
This outing is Weather Sensitive. We will NOT go to Mt. Baker unless it is clear on top. leave Petra’s at 7:00am. leave Peace Arch parking lot at 7:30am. Bring passport and lunch.. Terry and Tom will decide whether outing goes or is aborted.
We should leave Petra’s at 7 am to be at Peace Arch border crossing by 7:30 am.
• take I-5 to Bellingham
• take exit 255 for Mt Baker (Hwy 542 east)
• follow Hwy 542 to Glacier Public Service Center – Mt Baker Ranger District, 10091 Mt Baker Hwy, Glacier, WA
This is just past the town of Glacier on the right hand side of the road.
We should meet there about 9 am.
Each car will need to buy a $5 recreation parking pass there.
There are good washrooms there. After that there will be outhouses.
We will drive from there to Picture Lake, Austin Pass and Artist Ridge for short walks.
There is no snow on those trails now.
We should only go if the weather forecast is good, or it will be foggy there.
We usually get home around 6 pm – see Reports of previous Mt. Baker Outings including DNCB Outing 2014-35 & DNCB Outing 2012-39
Oct. 9 – Skagit Valley Provincial Park w. Langley Nats
Leaders: Al & Jude Grass (Langley Field Naturalists)
Meeting Time: 8:45 am @ Hope Flood Rd.
Come and join Al and Jude for a Fall trip into the Skagit for mushrooms, mammals and birds – and beautiful fall colors. This is a full day trip, so please bring lunch, snacks, water, (sunscreen and bug repellent) and a variety of clothing and footwear for the weather. Meet at the junction of the Hope Flood Road & Silver Skagit Road at 8:45am. The Hope Flood Road exit is #168 from Highway #1 heading east. Note: please make sure you have enough gas as it is 130 km round trip to Ross Lake and back to the highway on GRAVEL roads. For info contact 604 538 8774.
DNCB – meet at the Ladner Exchange at 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 7
Monday, October 21 Roger and I will be at Petra’s for departure at 7:30 a.m. to Queen Elizabeth Park, then Van Dusen Gardens. For those joining us in Vancouver, we plan to meet at meet at the QEP parking lot above the tennis courts and near the entrance to the small golf course. We should be there before 8:30 a.m. We’ll leave QEP around 9:30-9:45 a.m. for Van Dusen entrance at 10:00 a.m.; Entrance Fee $7:75 adult, $5.75 senior.