Spring at the Surrey Nature Centre

We love a good walk in the park, and when that walk is paired with a compelling nature story? Perfection! Nestled beside Green Timbers Urban Forest, the Surrey Nature Centre is a place for kids and adults to explore nature in Surrey.  And springtime at the Surrey Nature Centre bustles with activity and education.

Green Timbers is known as the birthplace of reforestation in British Columbia. The Surrey Nature Centre is dedicated to educating our young ones about the importance of green spaces and urban forests. Explore the Arboretum, home to more than 77 different tree species, and let your imagination run wild at the Pole Forest Adventure area. This spring, the centre provides numerous opportunities to unleash your inner urban naturalist.

Families can explore the interactive indoor space, packed with displays of local flora and fauna, a reading nook filled with plant and animal guidebooks and Sammy the Salamander! Then borrow a fishing rod to cast a line or a backpack full of activities to kick-start your adventures outside.

In-Person Guided Nature Walks

Learn about the history and flora and fauna of Green Timbers Urban Forest during a guided nature walk.
Wednesdays: April 20, May 25 and June 22 | 10:00 am
Saturdays: April 9, May 14 and June 11 | 10:00 am

Virtual Guided Nature Walks

Enjoy a guided virtual tour of the Surrey Nature Centre and Green Timbers from the comfort of your own home.
Wednesdays: April 13, May 18 and June 15 | 1:00 pm


Join for storytime at the Surrey Nature Centre and stay for an outdoor activity after.
Every Tuesday at 10:00 am.

Self-guided Story Trail

Visit the park and take a walk along the Story Trail featuring a storybook.

  • May: I Talk Like a River (Jordan Scott)

Visit the Surrey Nature Centre website to plan your visit and get ready to explore!

Surrey Nature Centre
14225 Green Timbers Way