Forest Shcool
 

The Playground

We alternate and meet between Colony Farm Regional Park, Minnekhada Regional Park and a beautiful local Blueberry Farm which are on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the of the Coast Salish people.

They are all peaceful nature sanctuaries. They provide an important wildlife habitat for many bird species and various animals. The network of quiet trails is a great place to watch for wildlife.  There are countless adventures to be had in the surrounding open fields, hedgerows and wetlands forest, marsh and rocky outcrops with the comfort of toilet facilities.

There are many creative ways to take refuge from the cold and rain.  We’ll provide you with a list of appropriate clothing in the parent handbook. When they are wrapped up and comfortable, the kids will enjoy their time outside, whatever the weather. The outdoor ‘classroom’ allows them to release their energy in exciting and productive ways that creates a positive experience. It is a space that is perfect for those with an abundance of energy as well as for those who need a little encouragement to become more adventurous. Having the freedom to move is an empowering experience that has a visible impact on the health and happiness of every child.

 

 
 
Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart.
— Richard Louv

Colony Farm Regional Park

 

DRIVING

 Fallow the Colony Farm Road all the way to the end. Park in the South parking lot.

MEETING POINT

Picnic Tables Area 

Minnekhada Regional Park

 
 

DRIVING

 Parking lot in front of the Minnekhada Lodge

MEETING POINT

Turn right on Prairie Avenue, and left on Cedar Drive. 
Cedar Drive continues to Oliver Road. Follow signs to the park entrance and Minnekhada Lodge.