Outdoor Recreation

Spending time in nature can help keep the body healthy, clear the mind and reduce stress. Learn how to access the outdoors in a safe, supported setting with these fun outdoor fitness opportunities. Explore, play, discover!

Specific programs will require a waiver form all participants. Please complete the form provided in the link and bring it to the first session.

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Nature Play & Learn (3 – 5 yrs)

Allow your child to create a lifelong connection with the natural world. Nature will be the thread that ties all parts of this play and exploratory based program together. Children will spend a significant amount of time learning outdoors each class, through all seasons. They will develop vital life skills and competencies, gain confidence and build creativity and respect through independence and new friendships, all in the natural environments of Mundy Park. A small portion of the day will be spent indoors at the Mundy Park Field house. Child must be three years of age and fully potty trained prior to starting this program. 

About the Instructor

Content-Image-Template---VerticalWith more than 25 years’ experience working in nature and the great outdoors, Shelley is enthusiastic about sharing her passion with young learners. Shelley has both a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Forestry and her work experience includes natural history interpretation, hatchery educator, watershed educator and much more. In previous years, she has instructed Baby & Me Hiking, summer nature camps and ​Nature ​Tot programs with the City of Coquitlam. Shelley is excited to help your child connect with nature using their senses while aiding in developing vital life skills, independence and new friendships. 

Sept. 16 – Dec. 11
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $348.35 Register Now


Baby & Me HikingOutdoor: Baby & Me Hiking

Hikes are designed for new parents and their babies to enjoy moderate level hikes. Must be able to carry your baby for at least 90 mins over technical terrain. Please bring own carrier. Expecting moms should have permission from their care providers. Not suitable for strollers. Rain or shine. Hiking locations provided prior to start of program.

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 18  Nov. 22
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.  12 p.m.
  • Cost: $57 | Register Now

Hike: Intermediate – High Knoll

This hike will take place in Minnekhada Regional Park in North East Coquitlam. The highlight of the day will be a short, but steep, walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River valley, the Tri-Cities and mountains beyond. Round trip distance is 8 km with an elevation gain of 185 m. Dogs not permitted.

  • Date: ​Saturday, Oct. 19
  • Time: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $6.25 Register Now

Hike: Intermediate – Buntzen Lake Trail

This hike will circle Buntzen Lake and features a beautiful, lush forest, interesting outcroppings and views. Round trip distance is 10 km with an elevation gain of 400 m. Dogs not permitted.

  • Date: ​Saturday, Oct. 26
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $6.25 | Register Now

Program Guide

Fall + Winter - 2019

2019 Fall / Winter Program Guide

Register now for fall / winter programs (Sept. – Dec.). ​View the guide now, (download) ​or pick up a printed copy ​at one of our recreation facilities

Volunteers 2016 (136)Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for volunteers in our recreation programs, drop-in activities and special events! Check out the current volunteer opportunities

For more information, please contact us:
Phone: 604-927-6922
Email: volunteers@coquitlam.ca