For adults and kids 15+.
Join us for a discussion about the health benefits of nature, followed by a guided forest therapy walk through the coastal temperate rainforest.
The event will start at the 19 Stanley Park Bus Loop. Be sure to bring along a reusable cup to sample tea made from local trees and plants at the end of the walk.
Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician who writes and speaks about nature and health for local and national media and non-profit environmental organizations. A senior writer for the CBC, she was the resident medical expert on CBC TV’s Steven and Chris for four seasons and continues to educate diverse audiences on air.
Ken Ouendag completed training in California in Fall 2017 to become Vancouver’s first Certified Forest Therapy Guide. A kayak guide, recreational therapist and the founder of Nature Connected Forest Therapy Walks, he offers public and private walks in the Lower Mainland inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku.
Space is limited. Register for free tickets at eventbrite.ca. Donations welcome during registration or at the event.
Sponsored by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Healthy By Nature and the BC Parks Foundation.