Public & Private Tours
Learn more about the history of one of the most important ecosystems in the Lower Mainland, from peat farming to the sunken tractor. Join a member of our Education Team on a Public Tour as they demonstrate how to identify some of the bog’s native and invasive species and discuss the ongoing history of the bog.
3-4.5km (2+ Hours)
10388 Nordel Ct
April to October
1st Saturday of the month is free
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office Tuesday-Saturday for bookings
Are you a nature photographer looking for the perfect shot? Are you a fellow community group looking for an outdoor learning experience? Private Tours are content-flexible (by request) and include important bog history, local biodiversity, and land management practices covered during Public Tours and Field Trips.
3-4.5km (2+ Hours)
*Up to 20 People
April to October
Based on Group
*20+ Subject to Department Approval
A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is charged upon booking.
Field Trips cancelled with less than 2 weeks’ notice will be charged 50% of the total cost.
Field Trips cancelled with less than 1 weeks’ notice will be charged 100% of the total cost.
Field Trips rescheduled with less than 2 weeks’ notice must pay an additional $25.00 fee.
Field Trips proceed rain or shine. However, the Burns Bog Conservation Society retains the right to cancel Field Trips at any time due to safety hazards or 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is each Tour?
Tours take around 2-2.5 hours. However, we do take the groups’ interest level and weather into consideration when delivering tours, so this timeframe is somewhat flexible.
Can’t we eat during the tour?
We generally don’t allow guests to eat during tours. Little crumbs or food that gets dropped on the ground can have a significant impact on the plants and animals in the Bog. There are no garbage cans along the boardwalks, so we want to make sure there is no garbage being brought into the Nature Reserve.
Are there bathrooms available?
Bathrooms are available before and after the tour inside Planet Ice. There are no toilets in the Delta Nature Reserve. Please arrive early to ensure you have time to use the bathroom.
My child is still 5 - can I bring them or send them on a tour?
As long as children are at least 5 and have completed Kindergarten, they are welcome to come on a tour under adult supervision. In general, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
I still have questions - who can I contact?
Please contact the Education Coordinator at 604-572-0373 or email@example.com.
How far will we be walking?
The whole loop (to and from the parking lot) is about 4.5 km of walking.
Is there somewhere to have lunch or eat a snack?
Unfortunately, we do not have a designated seating place for lunch. While food is not permitted on the boardwalks within the Delta Nature Reserve, students are welcome to eat their lunch on the gravel and paved trails that link Planet Ice and the Delta Nature Reserve. Given the space, a hand-held lunch is recommended for convenience.
Is there anything in particular I need to bring?
Regardless of the time of year, we recommend that guests wear rubber boots or other waterproof/water-resistant footwear. As tours operate rain or shine, please bring weather-appropriate clothing. Other recommendations include bug spray, binoculars, and a camera – keep in mind that the Society is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
I don’t know which type of Tour is suited to my needs - which one should I pick?
Our Public Tours are offered during the late spring to early fall and typically see small families or groups of friends attending. Private Tours are offered starting in April through the fall months and work best for community groups like Scouts or Guides, sports teams, or similar programs. Private Tours are also a great opportunity for nature photographers or tourists to see the best of Burns Bog up close.