How to plan your day + what to expect
Barnet Marine Park Station (1) – Kayakers and boaters, Barnet Marine Park
This station is ON THE WATER. If you have a boat, kayak, paddle board and want to join this station please join us at Barnet Marine Park at 1pm. We will form the HUG by 2pm time.
Transit: Bus R5 and 160
Drive: Parking at the Marine Park
Bike: TransCanada Trail & Adananc Bikeway
350Vancouver is an independent group associated with the 350.org global mass movement tackling Climate Change. We are a grassroots-driven community run entirely by volunteers. We create climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom up by people in the Vancouver region. Our organization includes a diverse group of people of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about the need for meaningful action in line with what climate science tells us needs to be done. 350Vancouver’s booth will be located at the northwest corner of Inlet Drive and Bayview Drive in Westridge. Our booth serves as one end of the kayak and boat portion of the hug which will extend into Burrard Inlet. We will have snacks, activities, chalk and live music throughout the afternoon! Come on by and meet our volunteers, discuss ideas and events, chat about climate change, or just say hi!
Transit :#160 bus
Drive: Park on local streets on Bayview Dr.
Climate Convergence is a grassroots network of climate justice organizations and activists (Indigenous, Labour, Student, NGO and Communities of Faith). We are mobilizing to stop climate change and protect our air, land, and water from toxic pollution by corporations in the fossil fuel industry. Climate Convergence – www.climateconvergence.ca
Walk/Bike: Adanac or TransCanada trails
Transit: R5 bus
Drive: Park on local streets
The Simon Fraser Student Society is a student-led organization that represents and advocates for the interests of the 25,000+ undergraduate students at SFU: www.sfss.ca
Join Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and Doctors for Planetary Health at this location on Greystone Ave/Arden Ave at Shellmont St.
Transit: From Holdom Skytrain Station, bus #136
Drive: on street parking available
Join us at Underhill Ave and Shellmont St. This station is hosted by an inter-faith group and prayer circle action group,: Kairos, Salal and Cedar, Mountain Rain Zen Buddhists, Vancouver Green Faith, to name some.
Transit: From Holdom Station, take #136 bus
Drive: park on local streets
Join us at the Watch House on the TransCanada Trail beside the TransMountain Terminal. This station is hosted by the Mountain Protectors, Youth Stop TMX and Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) and Burnaby For Our Kids at this station.
There will be CHILDREN ART ACTIVITY AREA at this location.
The best parking for this station is at and around Forest Grove Park. If the Forest Grove lot is full, there is limited parking on the uphill side of Gagliardi Way near Nicole’s Trail access (after the road completes its 180 degree left hand turn).
Reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues to organize a group and attend together. Share this website and the Facebook event for everyone to stay informed.
To truly hug Burnaby Mountain, we will need to spread out yet stay connected. So, we are asking attendees to consider bringing a ribbon about 2 meters in length that will help us cover more ground. Holding fabric instead of hands also keeps us safe. No ribbon or fabric? No worries! – Organizers will have fabric scraps, courtesy of FabCycle.shop, available at the meet up locations.
1pm: Arrive at your chosen meeting station and meet the hosts.
2 – 3pm: Station hosts will help everyone to spread out and connect with the next closest station to form the Hug. Use ribbons and banners you’ve brought from home or ribbons provided by the station.
3 – 4pm: Make your way to the Burnaby 200 Soccer Field at Forest Grove Park for a final celebration hosted by Youth Stop TMX and closing remarks by Watch House Elder Jim Leyden, Chief Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, and Reuben George of Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust, among other inspiring speakers.