Celebrate World Rivers Day in Nanaimo


The last Sunday of September is Rivers Day, a day to celebrate the world's waterways and their importance to all life on earth. This year, the City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Area Land Trust (NALT) and Nanaimo River Watershed Round Table are pleased to host a number of tours and activities both before and on Rivers Day, September 25.

Activities for Rivers Day include an interpretive side channel walk, live music by local bands, community information and interactive booths, a salmon BBQ hosted by NALT and tours hosted by Nanaimo River Watershed Roundtable on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25 (pre-registration required).

Strategic Link: Environmentally Responsible; Recreation, Culture, Sports and Tourism

Key Points

  • World Rivers Day events will take place at Bowen Park Lower Picnic Shelter on Sunday, September 25 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Live Music by Mt Benson Ceili Band, Dave Hart and TerraZetto.
  • Pre-registration is required for all Rivers Day tours. See page 69 of the Fall and Winter Activity Guide.


"It's going to be a great weekend to celebrate Nanaimo's waterways. Join us for tours, live music, a Salmon BBQ and other fun activities!"

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Rivers Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in September and was founded by world-renowned rivers advocate - and British Columbian - Mark Angelo.


Deborah Beck
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

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