City Nature Challenge

Port Coquitlam is collaborating with the City of Coquitlam and Port Moody, local stewardship groups, institutions and Metro Vancouver Parks to host free events and activities as part of the City Nature Challenge (CNC), a friendly global competition that encourages people to find and document wildlife in their cities. The Tri-Cities will compete with communities around the world to gather the most observations about nature, find the most species, and engage the most people through iNaturalist, a project of National Geographic and the California Academy of Sciences.

Stay tuned! More information for the 2023 Tricity Nature Challenge is coming soon.

Using the iNaturalist App

iNaturalist is an initiative of National Geographic and the California Academy of Sciences. It is is a network of citizens, naturalists and biologists who map and share observations about biodiversity around the globe.

The app is free and open to everyone. Members can browse nearby posts, upload their own images and audio recordings, and receive feedback and information from the iNaturalist community.

Participation in the City Nature Challenge is open to everyone. The use of iNaturalist is not required to participate. iNaturalist is a third-party app, and the City of Port Coquitlam makes no claims about the security or privacy of its use. Click here to view the iNaturalist Privacy Policy.


Parks Department
Tel 604.927.5496