Sea Smart’s Explore the Shore Challenge

May 12, 2021

September 30, 2021


Local beaches around the Greater Vancouver Area


Events Description


This spring and summer, safely spend time outdoors by completing ocean-friendly challenges with your family and friends at local Vancouver beaches and enter to win amazing prizes!

With 30 family-friendly challenges like examining animal tracks, doing a beach cleanup, and identifying sea stars, and 10 location-specific challenges, this will be an adventure for your family like no other!

Each challenge takes between 5-45 minutes and can be done at any beach. Start your adventure by earning badges and sharing your completed challenges using #ExploreSeaSmart for a chance to win a prize! Spend time with your loved ones outside, discovering local beaches, learning, and getting excited about protecting our oceans!

It’s easy!
Step 1: Register for Explore the Shore and download the package
Step 2: Complete challenges at your own pace. To increase your chances of winning prizes, share your explorations on social media and tag or DM us @seasmartschool with #ExploreSeaSmart.
Step 3: Safely enjoy the spring and summer in Vancouver while having a fun time exploring the outdoors with your loved ones!

Get started with our challenge package, including challenge details, Sea Smart field guides, and automatic entry into prize draws!

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : $20

$20 for an Explore the Shore Challenge downloadable and printable package that includes:
– 30 general challenges and 10 location-specific bonus challenges
– Printable badges for each challenge you complete
– A Sea Smart guide to explore Acadia Beach and discover what critters are hiding in the rocks! This guide is full of interesting facts, species identification tips, and ocean-friendly actions
– Plus automatic entry for the chance to win a prize!

All proceeds support ocean education through Sea Smart’s environmental education programs.

If cost is a barrier to participation, we are happy to offer free access. Please email

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Wednesday May 12, 2021 to Thursday September 30, 2021

The challenge runs all day from May until September 30, 2021. Complete at your own pace!

Venue & Address

Local beaches around the Greater Vancouver Area, Vancouver

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible by Public Transport

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