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Every year on April 22, millions worldwide celebrate Earth Day. This date seeks to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our planet. The symbolic event happens in more than 190 countries. It is an excellent opportunity for everyone to unite in the fight against environmental issues affecting the earth.

In the Metro Vancouver area, the situation is the same. The Province is one of the leaders in sustainability and is very committed to protecting its beautiful nature through different activities such as massive cleanups and marches. In this article, you will discover how to celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver.

Origin and sources of information

Earth Day became popular worldwide in 1970 when U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson chose this date to raise awareness and face environmental problems. Since then, it has become a global phenomenon that moves millions of people and has world leaders with significant impacts, such as the youngest activist, Greta Thumberg.

If you want to know more about environmental care, there is an excellent website to get informed. It is called Earth Day and aims to raise awareness about the importance of caring for our planet. It offers information and resources on topics related to the environment, sustainability, biodiversity, and climate change. It also has tools for people to take concrete actions and help protect the planet.

Earth Day in Metro Vancouver

In Vancouver, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day and contribute to the restoration of the planet. Seeing activities such as beach cleanups, gardening workshops, and sustainable product fairs is widespread. There are also special events such as guided hikes and tree plantings. 

Many events happen in April in different locations like Stanley Park, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Bridge, etc. Check the details below: 

  • Party for the Planet: this is a Lower Mainland event focused on young families. There are usually booths selling trees, plants, and services for the good of the community. There are also performances such as children’s concerts, acrobatic shows, and craft classes. There is also a climbing wall, a field hockey tent, and lectures most years. The event is free on Saturday, April 29, from 11 am to 7 pm at Surrey Civic Plaza.
  • Fraser River Discovery Center: This is an option if you want to go to something more educational. This event features exhibits about the environment and ecosystems surrounding the Fraser River in the Vancouver region. It is a place for children and adults. It is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. The address is 778 Quayside Drive, New Westminster.
  • Earth Day in Stanley Park: This event will be held on April 22 in Stanley Park and will feature different activities, such as guided walks through the wetlands of the park and the removal of some invasive species. More details can be found here.
  • International Declaration for Action Protest: this is a massive march in Vancouver by several environmental organizations that want to change things. This activity aims to raise awareness to reduce carbon emissions worldwide on April 22 between 4:30 and 6 pm at 453 West 12th Avenue.  
  • Earth Day Virtual Run: virtual marathon to run a 5K, 10K, or half run anywhere on April 22. A tree is planted through the One Tree Planted charity for every registration. Registration costs $30. Join in and give something back to nature!


But that’s not all. There are plenty more events to do around the area. We invite you to visit the following website to see the details of each one. Also, you want to celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver by volunteering. In that case, many local organizations are working on environmental restoration projects, such as removing invasive species or planting trees. Join one of these projects and see how your contribution can make a big difference.

A crucial date

Nature Day is an essential worldwide celebration that reminds us of the importance of protecting and preserving our planet and its living beings. Thanks to this date, we can become aware of environmental problems and the consequences of our actions on the environment.

This day also motivates us to take concrete measures to protect nature, from individual actions such as recycling and using renewable energies to policies and laws at the governmental level that promote environmental conservation. 

It is essential to understand that we all have a role in protecting our planet and must take action to ensure that future generations enjoy a healthy and prosperous environment. Don’t just sit back and help us save our world. Every action counts!

Folks, April 22 is Earth Day. What do you think about organizing a beach cleanup on this date?

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