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You've no right to be bored: 4 things to do in Metro Van this weekend

Metro scans the recreation-filled surroundings of our region's dozen cities for just a few of the things you could try out this weekend.

The six-day Wild Salmon Caravan to the Fraser River's headwaters is making its annual migration starting in Vancouver on Saturday 10 a.m. with a colourful all-ages Rainbow Parade from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E. Hastings St.), to a free salmon feast 1 p.m. at Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Dr.). More info wildsalmoncaravan.wordpress.com

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The six-day Wild Salmon Caravan to the Fraser River's headwaters is making its annual migration starting in Vancouver on Saturday 10 a.m. with a colourful all-ages Rainbow Parade from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E. Hastings St.), to a free salmon feast 1 p.m. at Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Dr.). More info wildsalmoncaravan.wordpress.com

Living in the Lower Mainland, there's a mind-boggling array of things to get out and do, no matter how you get around or your budget.

Whether by transit, cycle, foot or car, here are just a few of the things to try out this weekend around the region — from arts and outdoors events to festivals and ways to make a difference — Metro Vancouver curates a sampling of four ideas to put on your calendar.

Oil tanker and pipeline opponents protest outside a North Vancouver visit by then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper in this 2012 file photo.

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Oil tanker and pipeline opponents protest outside a North Vancouver visit by then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper in this 2012 file photo.

Discover a century of Vancouver activism

If it seems like local activists stage a protest every day — on every issue imaginable — you've seen nothing yet. Turns out, Vancouver's actually incubated social change movements for more than 100 years.

The Museum of Vancouver's newest exhibit, City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, chronicles their passion and battles in "visually stunning" and "rarely seen" photographs highlighting "transformative moments when the city showed up, stood up, and rallied for change," the MOV said in a release, from environment to labour and Indigenous rights and more — "expressions of social democracy (that) have long turned public spaces into stages."

Open late Friday-Saturday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.); Sunday-Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (1100 Chestnut St.). More information at the MOV's website.

Join the Wild Salmon Caravan parade

A six-day salmon-celebrating journey to the Fraser River's headwaters is making its annual migration starting in Vancouver on Saturday 10 a.m. with a colourful all-ages Rainbow Parade from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E. Hastings St.), to a free salmon feast 1 p.m. at Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Dr.). For more information or to join in, visit the Wild Salmon Caravan's website.

Participants in the annual Wild Salmon Caravan parade in Vancouver, which kicks off a six-day Indigenous-led journey up the Fraser River celebrating B.C. salmon, long in decline.

Courtesy Murray Bush/Flux Photo

Participants in the annual Wild Salmon Caravan parade in Vancouver, which kicks off a six-day Indigenous-led journey up the Fraser River celebrating B.C. salmon, long in decline.

Plant trees in Surrey parks

Looking for some 'releaf' from being indoors? Surrey's already tree-mendous green space is growing, but residents are invited to 'leaf' their homes this fall and 'trunk' on down to help plant the city's future forests. This Sunday, families can get their hands in the dirt from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bonnie Schrenk Park (16510 - 84 Ave.), the headwaters of Swanson Creek. Free drop-in. For info or groups larger than five, email organizers through the City of Surrey's culture and recreation website.

The City of Surrey is growing its urban forest with new green spaces and all-ages tree-planting events in city parks. Pictured here, a father and daughter take part in one of the 'Releaf' events.

Courtesy/City of Surrey

The City of Surrey is growing its urban forest with new green spaces and all-ages tree-planting events in city parks. Pictured here, a father and daughter take part in one of the 'Releaf' events.

Hit the ice in Burnaby

OK, it's time to admit that summer is definitely over. But what better way to get excited for fall fun and celebrate Thanksgiving — maybe even burn off some of those turkey calories — on holiday Monday at the City of Burnaby's Thanksgiving Toonie Skate. Pay just $2 to rent skates and a helmet from 12-3 p.m. at Kensington Recreation Complex (6159 Curtis St.). More information at the city's Things to Do website.

Ice skating file photo in 2016.

Jennifer Gauthier/Metro

Ice skating file photo in 2016.

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