CPAWS chapters across Canada organize dozens of great events each year, from nature outings to educational opportunities to contests. Check out our events here, and visit your local chapter's site for more information.

Vancouver Big Wild Challenge—5/7km Trail Run & Riverside Yoga

  • Date: August 17 2014
  • Location: Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver
  • It’s time to lace up and leave the city behind in order to save the wild places we love.  Join us for a 5km or 7km trail run along the scenic Capilano River Trail followed by river-side yoga.  Sign up for the trail run, yoga or both!

    Victoria Big Wild Challenge - 12/21km Trail Run

  • Date: August 10 2014
  • Location: East Sooke Regional Park, Vancouver Island
  • Test your limits with a 12km or 21km trail run along the rugged Coast Trail in East Sooke Regional Park.  Afterwards join us for a Celebration in the Park with yoga, games and a BBQ. Are up for the challenge?

    Get Outside! Fall Hikes Schedule

  • Date: September 28 2014
  • Location: Gatineau Park and Ottawa's Greenbelt
  • Fall hikes Schedule in the Ottawa Valley

    Big Wild Challenge

  • Date: August 31 2014
  • Location:
  • The Big Wild Challenge Ottawa

    Marda Gras 2014

  • Date: August 10 2014
  • Location: Marda Loop BRZ (2032 33 Avenue Southwest)
  • Marda Gras is Marda Loop’s colourful street festival that includes music, street acts, performers and over 200 vendors. Come out and enjoy the food, music, and atmosphere with CPAWS!


  • Date: August 09 2014
  • Location: Prince's Island Park (698 Eau Claire Ave SW)
  • The 23 annual Afrikadey! Festival is a week-long celebration of African music, food, dance, theatre, film,literature and visual arts. The World Music Festival Concert will be held at Prince’s Island on Saturday, August 9th and CPAWS will be there for the celebration!

    Heritage Acres Farm Museum 27th Annual Show

  • Date: August 03 2014
  • Location: Heritage Acres Farm Museum (Pincher Creek, Alberta)
  • Heritage Acres Farm Museum is having their 27th Annual Show this coming weekend. It will be a traditional family country event with something for everyone! Come down to Pincher Creek to enjoy the festivities and say hi to the friendly folks at CPAWS.

    Inglewood Sunfest

  • Date: August 02 2014
  • Location: The community of Inglewood - Along 9th Ave SE, between 11th and 14th streets
  • Come out for the annual Sunfest in the heart of Inglewood and kick off the long weekend and Calgary Fringe. CPAWS will be on the grounds to have fun in the sun and chat about Canada’s protected areas and wilderness.


  • Date: September 06 2014
  • Location: Elk Island National Park
  • Join us for this year’s Big Wild Challenge!  Co-hosted by MEC, the Big Wild Challenge will involve a 5km trail run, obstacle course, and a 1km paddle at Elk Island National Park, along with a family-friendly photo scavenger hunt!  September 6, 2014.

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