A night to remember at Metro Vancouver Regional ParksA night to remember at Metro Vancouver Regional Parks<div class="ExternalClass0AB023109F7E466897C48A07C53A5746"><p>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks offer visitors an exciting experience: to walk their favourite trails after dark.</p><p>Night events entice people with the rare chance to explore regional parks during a time when they’re typically closed. Earlier this year, enchanting lantern-lit paths at <em>Night Quest</em> in Pacific Spirit Regional Park drew more than 2,600 people. </p><p>The next nocturnal event, <em>Flashlight Mysteries</em>, is slated for Saturday, October 14, at Surrey Bend Regional Park. Created as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, <em>Flashlight Mysteries</em> offers a free, safe opportunity for all ages to explore the park after dark and learn about the local wildlife. Costumed roving performers, storytellers and exhibitors will enhance the experience, greeting participants upon arrival and drawing them to the trails.</p><p>With no electricity and about two kilometres of trail needing to be lit to ensure public safety, there are challenges to hosting a night event at Surrey Bend Regional Park. Similar challenges are faced at other events, such as <em>Meteor Shower</em> Watch at Aldergrove Regional Park and <em>Starry Night</em> at Deas Island Regional Park. Staff and volunteers are prepared to provide attention to safety and emergency plans, site security and traffic control. </p><p>The reward, however, is great because it connects residents with nature in a unique and memorable way.</p><p>To find out more about Flashlight Mysteries, visit our <a href="/events/calendar/surrey/724/flashlight-mysteries?utm_source=newsletter59&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">website</a>. </p><p>It’s been 50 years since Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system got its start. <a href="/services/parks/celebrate-parks/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter59&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">Click here</a> to find out how you can celebrate with us.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue35-parks.jpg2017-09-29T07:00:00ZGP0|#910cbf3d-ad4b-48c1-8bf2-299ca0587371;L0|#0910cbf3d-ad4b-48c1-8bf2-299ca0587371|Issue 35;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassD5867A45439B4EEB85CD7BED566C624A"><p>​Metro Vancouver Regional Parks offers visitors an exciting experience: to walk their favourite trails after dark. The next nocturnal event, <em>Flashlight Mysteries,</em> is slated for Saturday, October 14, at Surrey Bend Regional Park. Created as part of our 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary celebration, <em>Flashlight Mysteries </em>offers a free, safe opportunity for all ages to explore the park after dark and learn about the local wildlife. </p></div>0Park Interpretation Specialist Vanessa Lee shares the wonders of frogs with children at the annual Starry Night event at Deas Island Regional Park in Delta.