Burns Bog Conservation Society

School Field Trips


Join us on an interactive nature walk through one of the world’s
most ecologically unique ecosystems: Burns Bog!

Burns Bog Field Trips link outdoor education with grade-specific curricular competencies.All Field Trips include content on the following topics:

  • Plants and Animals
  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity and Species at Risk
  • Natural Resources and First Nations
  • Threats and Stewardship

Aspects of our tours can be customized to meet the needs of your class.

What to Expect:


Your students will walk the trails and boardwalks of Burns Bog at the Delta Nature reserve, learning how to make ecological observations about their surroundings. They will be guided in how to use scientific reasoning in combination with our “eco-clues” to learn more about our natural environment.Through inquiry and observation, students will discover the 3 main characteristics that define a Bog as being unique from a forest or a stream, or any other type of wetland ecosystem.

They will hear stories of how resources in Burns Bog were traditionally used by local First Nations, and how our changing views of peatlands has left Burns Bog with a rich history of land-use practices, with both good and bad consequences for our environment.

Students will discover how Burns Bog provides a home for many rare and endangered species, and how a healthy ecosystem can support a strong food web. 

Your students will leave with an understanding of why we fight to save our peatlands, and how Burns Bog works hard to provide for both animals and people.

Field Trip Details

Available for booking: September-October & March-June*

Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: 3 km
Ages/Grade: Suitable and adapted for all ages (Grades K-12)
Cost: $150/class (max 30 students)
Currently only available in English

“They loved seeing the different habitats for the different animals from the bunny holes to the beaver lodge, to the fox hole to the bear cave.”
– A Grade 2 Teacher

”They liked being outdoors and learning about the unique bog system.”
– A Grade 7 teacher


Please note: students attending a Burns Bog Field Trip must complete a waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. Signed waivers must be brought on the day of the field trip. To download a Field Trip Waiver Form, click HERE. This waiver is important! No waiver = no field trip. 

Field trip start times are staggered 15 minutes apart to reduce Noise levels between the groups.  Each booking requires its own time slot

*Field Trips are not offered between November 1st and March 1st due to extreme weather events and unsafe water levels along the main access path to the Delta Nature Reserve.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is charged upon booking.
  • Field Trips proceed rain or shine.
  • Field Trips cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice will be charged for 50% of the total Field Trip cost.
  • Field Trips cancelled with less than one weeks notice will be charged for the full Field Trip cost.
  • Field Trips rescheduled with less than 2 weeks notice must pay an additional $25 booking deposit to rebook.
  • The Burns Bog Conservation Society retains the right to cancel Field Trip dates at any time due to safety hazards and concerns. This may include, but is not limited to, extreme weather conditions, unexpected flash flooding, fallen trees, or downed power lines. In the event that your booking is cancelled by the Burns Bog Conservation Society, the booking will be rescheduled, or refunded in full.​​

Burns Bog Conservation Society
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A registered Canadian charity: No. 12916 6682 RR0001
4-7953 120 Street, Delta, BC V4C 6P6
Email: nikolai@burnsbog.org 
| Phone: 604 572 0373 | Toll Free: 1-888-850-6264 | Fax: 604 572 0374