The Loon Lake Research and Education Centre, located within the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge was established in 1948 to accommodate UBC Forestry students on their annual field training.
Shortly after its establishment, school groups and a wide range of community associations began using the facility. Since that time, it has remained a dedicated place of education, providing a unique opportunity for experiential learning and research.
Over the past decade, the Faculty has been working to redevelop the aging facilities of the original Loon Lake Centre and has truly transformed the Centre and the experience for its visitors.
Fundraising is currently focused on ensuring a strong future for the Centre through on-going upgrades and maintenance; and to provide financial aid to help students with the cost of attending field school.