Heron Ride & Picnic - YVRFamilyBiking
They've been nesting for a while & the chicks should be hatched & flapping about in the nests. If you've never been there during nesting season, it's quite an experience.
For more information, visit the heron cam here: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/heron-cam.aspx
or the Stanley Park Ecology Society heron page:
June 13, 10am we'll meet at Science World, departing at 10:30 to ride along the seawall to the park to visit the herons, then continue on to Second Beach for a picnic by 11:30 or noon.
From the meeting point, the ride will be almost entirely on the seawall, all paved, fairly flat. It's 6.5 km from Science World to Second Beach, about a half hour to forty minutes of riding.
What to bring:
A picnic lunch, or money for the concession, a beach blanket, sunscreen, sand toys, your usual beach picnic stuff.
Second Beach has washrooms, a concession, an outdoor pool & a playground.
Parking & transit info:
Pay parking is available at Science World. Transit riders can take the skytrain (2 bikes are allowed per car any time on weekends) or bus #3, #8 or #19 to Main Street-Science World Station.