At Home Picnic: What do I do if I don't have Facebook?March 25, 2020
So you want to join B.C.'s Big At Home Picnic but you don't have Facebook? Here are a few ways you can still join in the fun.
Have your own toast
At 1pm PDT, raise a glass of your favourite beverage and toast our beautiful, supernatural home. Even if you can't watch the live toast on Facebook, you'll be a part of the virtual community coming together (from afar) in celebration.
Feel like you're in nature with a background video
Set up a screen and play a nature-based video or livestream in the background. It will make you feel like you're outside again, from the comfort of your home. Here are some of our favourites:
- Explore.org has a number of great nature and animal videos. The Redwoods Live Cam from California is a serene way to feel like you're in nature, but who can resist the puppies! Or kittens! Or penguins! Or sharks!
- Vancouver's Grouse Mountain has live cameras you can view at any time. Our favourites are the city view, and checking in on the bear den.
- We've curated a YouTube playlist of some great videos of beautiful B.C., as well as some very long, very relaxing nature videos.
Play some music
- Check out Said The Whale's fabulous Spotify playlist of Vancouver & area bands.
- Listen to some accoustic covers of old, popular songs on YouTube.
- Or how about a Disney music playlist or Family Dance Party?
Connect with your inner artist
- Get mesmerized by Canadian artist, Brandy Saturley with a timelapse of her painting the beautiful Princess Louisa Inlet.
- Tune into a music class for your kiddos from Victoria-based artist West my Friend.
Say hi & share a photo of your picnic
No matter if you're joining us live on Facebook or in spirit from your living room, connect with the BC Parks Foundation online so we can celebrate your picnic! You can post a photo in the Facebook event, on Instagram or Twitter (tag #athomepicnic and @bcparksfdn) or send us a photo of your picnic to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have any other at home picnic ideas you'd like to share? Send us a note at email@example.com!
About the author
Colleen Dunbar's first time camping in a provincial park was at six weeks old and from there she grew up telling ghost stories around the campfire. She's now turned that love of parks and storytelling into a career as the Communications & Marketing Manager at the BC Parks Foundation. Say hi to her on the Foundation's Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels.
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BC's parks are quite simply wonders. They are places of majesty and beauty. They are gathering places for families and communities. They are engines of our economy in attracting millions of tourists to our province. And they are sanctuaries to millions of plants and animals, creating the biodiversity that gives British Columbians the clean air and clean water so vital to our healthy existence.”