salmon in still creek

Salmon have returned to Still Creek the third year in a row!

There are chum salmon spawning in the creek by Natal and Cornett in behind the Canadian Tire near the Vancouver Film Studios and Opus! They arrived today!

 

Still Creek Walking and Transit Tour this Sunday, June 1st!

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Historical Walking Tour of Still Creek Watershed

we are partnering with The city of Burnaby for this exciting event!

Please register in advance for this tour by contacting the Burnaby Planning Department at 604-294-7530 orplanning@burnaby.ca.

Sunday, June 1, 9am to 1pm, Departing at 9am from the Patterson SkyTrain station, one stop west of Metrotown.  Meet the tour guides at street level of this station.  Street parking may be limited at Patterson SkyTrain station.  If using a car, parking at Metrotown may be the best option.

What to bring: weather appropriate clothing and footwear, water if you get thirsty, and snacks.  Part of the tour will follow a path next to the stream, which may be muddy, depending on recent weather.  We will walk by stores, Starbucks, etc. and we can stop for snacks if needed.

Do I ned to pay for transit?  No! Cost of transit once on the tour will be covered for participants.

Join the Still Moon Arts Society and the City of Burnaby on a historic tour of Still Creek watershed by SkyTrain, bus and on foot.  The tour will depart from Patterson SkyTrain Station at 9am.  This area is the headwaters of Still Creek watershed.  Stop #1 will be in the Upper Watershed at Joyce Collingwood SkyTrain station for a brief tour of the neighbourhood, which was once a wetland / beaver dam complex.  Stop #2 will be at 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station to walk northward along (and within) Renfrew Ravine to Grandview Highway / Renfrew SkyTrain Station.  Stop #3 will be at Gilmore SkyTrain Station to walk a portion of the Lower Watershed where Still Creek flows next to recent redevelopments and the Central Valley Greenway.  The tour will end where the Central Valley Greenway meets Willingdon Avenue at about 12:20pm.  From there, regular bus service will take people back to Metrotown and Patterson SkyTrain Station or to Brentwood SkyTrain Station so that folks can get home for 1pm.

Tour participants will learn about the historical, ecological context of the different parts of Still Creek watershed.  A key narrative will be how the health of the watershed has improved to the point where salmon have recently returned to spawn in Still Creek.

 

the 2013 Moon Festival video is now here!

Renfrew Ravine Moon festival 2013 from stillmoon on Vimeo.

The 11th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival took place on Saturday September 21st. It was a celebration of the return of the salmon to spawn in the Vancouver portion of Still Creek for the first time in 80 years!