The Rouge National Urban Park BioBlitz Base Camp is not just the home base for our scientists and naturalists - it's also going to be a party to celebrate Canada's biodiversity and natural heritage. Check out the variety of family and kids' activities we're planning below - there's something for everyone!
Base Camp Festival Map Coming Soon!
Opening Ceremonies: Join us for some short opening remarks and songs as we kick-off Canada’s largest ever celebration of citizen science and biodiversity.
Activity Alley: Featuring 15 - 20 organizations who will provide educational and engaging activities including games, touchables, crafts, and food tasting. Visit each partner to collect exclusive Rouge National Urban Park biodiversity trading cards.
Photo by Stacey Lee Kerr
Newchoir Performance: Join a singing flashmob with Newchoir, Toronto’s top rock choir. This musical group challenges the conventional definition of what a choir really is.
Owlkids and CBC Kids:For our younger audience, Owlkids and CBC Kids will be hosting a birthday party for Chirp with songs, dance, and a giant cupcake! Kids get a chance to meet buddies Chirp and Parka and partake in activities such as scavenger hunts, photo missions, and colouring.
Kids Play Zone: Kids can get active with a bouncy castle, a rock climbing wall, and 'Wild About Canada - POP-UP Adventure Playground', hosted by Earth Day Canada, all for free!
Food Truck Hollow: Festival-goers and bioblitzers alike can take a break for lunch or grab a snack from one of the vendors in our Food Truck Hollow. A selection of both savoury and sweet options will be available. Check out the menus for the trucks by visiting their websites below:
Renewable Energy Stations: To ensure we are doing our part for the environment there will be sustainability components such as bicycle-powered charging stations, solar power energy trailers, and eco-friendly waste management.
Shuttle Bus/Accessibility: Complimentary shuttle buses will be running from downtown Toronto. More info coming soon! The festival site is also accessible by TTC. Please check out the event info page for directions to Base Camp.