This B.C. Parks Day RLC Parks Sevices is inviting the Oceanside community to come connect with their park and history at Rathtrevor Provincial Park.
“We’re trying to celebrate the natural and pioneer history of Rathtrevor because it used to be a farm before it was a park,” said RLC Park Naturalist Michele Deakin.
Activities confirmed for this Sunday’s event include gold panning, where an old prospector will explain to kids how to pan for gold, and also share some history. Deakin said this relates to a member of the original Rath family who came to B.C. because of the gold rush. Kids can also try their hand at butter churning, take pony rides, nature walks, scavenger hunts, enjoy mini golf and a barbecue lunch.
All acitvities are free but the lunch requires a donation and Deakin said any donations for the day’s activities would be appreciated, as RLC gets no government funding for the program.
B.C. Parks Day events will start at 10 a.m. at Rathtrevor Park and family activities run until 4 p.m.