Vancouver Butterflyway

We’re thrilled to be creating a north-south pollinator corridor with the addition of a Butterflyway in Vancouver, a city filled with gardens and parks.

About the Vancouver Butterflyway

Many Vancouverites are passionate about planting pesticide-free flowers and plants to help butterflies and other wild pollinators find food and shelter.

We’ve welcomed Butterflyway Rangers from across Vancouver neighbourhoods — including Commercial Drive, Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Riley Park and West End — to create a vibrant community of cohorts! VIA Rail has also committed Pacific Central Station as a Butterflyway patch.

We’re excited for Vancouverites to meet and work with Butterflyway Rangers from the District of North Vancouver and Richmond. The sky’s the limit for Butterflyway Rangers in the Lower Mainland!

2019 Butterflyway Ranger activity

Wild pollinators such as butterflies, bees and birds are crucial to human survival. Climate change and widespread pesticide use are compromising their habitat and food sources. The national Butterflyway Project aims to help people step up efforts to help pollinators find food and shelter.

This year, Vancouver Butterflyway Rangers will join Richmond and District of North Vancouver Rangers to:

  • Plant pollinator-friendly native wildflowers in and around their properties and neighbourhoods
  • Encourage friends, neighbours and school communities to do the same
  • Help build municipal- and neighbourhood-scale highways of pollinator habitat
  • As citizen scientists, identify prevalent butterfly species and the locations they frequent

We look forward to working with our passionate new Rangers to make a real difference for critical species humans depend on for food and well-being every day.