District of North Vancouver Butterflyway

Residents of the District of North Vancouver will aim to create a butterflyway in and around the Seymour, Lynn Creek and Deep Cove neighbourhoods this summer. Find out how to become a North Vancouver Ranger!

About the District of North Vancouver Butterflyway

The Butterflyway Project is a citizen-led movement that is growing highways of habitat for bees and butterflies through neighbourhoods in communities across Canada.

The District of North Vancouver is one of the most scenic municipalities in Metro Vancouver. An abundance of natural beauty and wildlife makes it a great addition to the 2018 Butterflyway Rangers cities. The District of North Vancouver manages over 3000 hectares of parkland, greenways, and open spaces. Connecting the wilderness forests to the many beautifully-maintained gardens in the urban areas will create a natural pathway to support important and beneficial species of butterflies and wild bees. 

Registration is from March 14 to 30. We will recruit 20 Rangers. Please check out the registration site to apply. An evaluation will take place immediately after registration wraps up and selected Rangers will be notified during the first week of April.  

Training is set for April 28 at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. 

Selected Rangers will make friends and learn about the science of butterflies and other wild pollinators, and about plants and food. 

Rangers will be required to sign up for 20 volunteer hours during the six-month contract.

To apply to become a North Vancouver Ranger, please fill out the application form below.

Apply to become a 2018 Butterflyway Ranger in the District of North Vancouver

Grow a pollinator haven

Imagine your yard or balcony garden in full bloom, alive with fluttering butterflies and buzzing bees. Now make that vision a reality. Buy wildflower seeds to support the Butterflyway Project.

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How did the District of North Vancouver come on-board?

If the Butterflyway Project is about helping wild pollinators, our experience in 2017 helped us realize that when we bring passionate Rangers together, cross-pollination is bound to happen. This is how the District of North Vancouver joined for our 2018 season.  

Joanne Bengert became a Richmond Butterflyway Ranger last year, signing up her son’s school, the Choice School in Richmond, to build and plant pollinator patches for butterflies and wild bees. The family lives on the North Shore. Joanne was so inspired by the work in Richmond that she contacted the District of North Vancouver. The rest, as we say, is history.