2022 Events & Activities

We’re excited for celebration season 2022 and we hope you can join us for some special events! Should provincial health guidelines change at any point, please note that we will adjust our offerings/procedures as needed, but fingers crossed we will be ‘good to go’ as planned. Please note, we have essentially shifted our educational offerings to being online and will continue creating videos for our Instagram, TikTok and/or Facebook pages. This option allows more folks from a wider area to view the content and re-watch them if they’d like to see them again. Thank you for your understanding!

Please note, we will no longer be holding our annual Gift, Craft and Antique Fair. Thank you all for your tremendous support over the years that we did host it!

In-Store Events

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    Fall Scavenger Hunt

    October 26-31 During Store Hours

    Our popular fall scavenger hunt is back! Bring in the kids, pick up a form and a pencil as you enter the store, search high and low for the answers and when you’ve found them all (or tried your best!) bring your form to the cashier for a goodie bag prize. All answers can be found under cover so it’s the perfect activity for a rainy day! No registration is required and there is no fee to participate.

    Fantastic Creatures Return!

    October 29, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

    The folks from Urban Safari Rescue are about to test your ‘creep out factor’ and teach you a thing or two too! On the 29th, visit the Tropical House and see creatures like snakes, tarantulas, ferrets, snapping turtles and scorpions! They have brought many fascinating creatures in before, and we’re so excited to see who they bring this year! Guests will not be permitted to hold the creatures (but really, who wants to hold a scorpion?!) but definitely bring your camera! Presentations are at 1:30pm and 2:30pm and there is no charge to attend and no registration is required.

    Come to see, learn and maybe get over that fear of squirmy squiggly things you’ve been dealing with since childhood!

    “Urban Safari Rescue Society is dedicated to the rescue, care and maintenance of exotic and other animals, and to provide education through lectures, in-house courses and outreach programs for adults and children, using exotic animals rescued from the pet trade industry, illegal breeders, smugglers, and with those animals who have been abandoned or neglected.”

     

    SPCA Pet Photos with Santa

    November 19, 11am-3pm

    We are excited to announce that SPCA Pet Photos with Santa returns this year! Bring in your pet to have a photo taken with Santa in our holiday photo op. Digital copies will be forwarded shortly after the event so that you can use them in your own special way! Photos are by donation, cash only, (minimum requested donation is $10 please, $20 for a tax receipt) and all proceeds go directly to our local SPCA. Please ensure all pets arrive attached to their owners (on short, fixed-length leashes). Thank you!

    Please note: Four-legged guests are encouraged to use the designated ‘Pet Potty’  on the lawn area on the north side of the parking lot prior to entering the shop. Thank you!

    Chilliwack Hospice Celebrate a Life Tree

    December 1-23, Hours to be confirmed

    Remember loved ones who have passed and support the Chilliwack Hospice Society by hanging a personalized butterfly on their tree of celebration. By donation.

    The Owls from Raptors Ridge Return

    December 17 & 18, 12pm-3pm

    Come and meet some of these magnificent creatures and ask your questions too! See and learn about barn, barred and/or great horned owls, and be sure to bring your camera!

    Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

    December 17 & 18, 1pm-3pm

    Spend some time with the jolly elf himself! Santa will have a bench beside him so that little ones can say hello… and maybe add one or two things to the list before the big day! Be sure to bring your camera (no registration or sign up is required).

    Private Functions

    *Until further notice private functions are not being booked at the garden center. Thank you for your understanding!* Looking for fresh ideas for you corporate get-together, team building activity or ‘Girls Night Out’? During select times of year we host private planting parties, group-specific seasonal events and we’re open to your ideas too! Our 18-acre property is also an ideal setting for filming and photo shoots. For more information, please contact us!