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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Visit

Last updated - September 24, 2021

We look forward to your next visit! To help you plan your visit, please find answers to Frequently Asked Questions we have received so far. Please let us know if you have other questions or would like additional information. We appreciate your feedback and input as we adapt the Nature Centre experience in the COVID context.

  
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Yes! 


  

Starting September 28, 2021 the Helen Schuler Nature Centre will be participating in the Government of Alberta Restriction Exemption Program.

To follow the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 public health guidelines, anyone aged 12 and over must be able to show one of the following before entering the Nature Centre:
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Proof of first vaccination required for entry up to October 25, 2021.  Proof of second vaccination required for entry after October 25, 2021.
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test
    • Privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of entry. 
  • Documentation of a medical exemption
Nature Centre visitors must follow mandatory masking requirements and physical distancing guidelines.

For more information about COVID-19 public health guidelines, visit alberta.ca/covid19
  

There are a number of measures the Nature Centre has taken to protect visitors and staff:

  • Reduced occupancy (limited visitors in the building at a time)
  • Increased frequency of cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • A variety of outdoor activities (for those who prefer to stay outside)
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • Transformed exhibit experience to focus on 'look' and 'listen' activities
  • Signage throughout the facility encouraging social distancing, respiratory etiquette, and the importance of washing hands with soap and water 
  • Non-medical masks or face coverings will be mandatory for all individuals visiting or working in publicly accessible spaces within City of Lethbridge owned and operated indoor facilities
  

Yes. Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory for individuals visiting or working in publicly accessible spaces within City of Lethbridge owned and operated indoor facilities.

In addition, visitors must follow all guidelines, including: 1) staying home if you are not feeling well, 2) washing your hands with soap and water, 3) using physical distancing, and 4) practicing respiratory etiquette.

  

Yes. Staff will be following recommended guidelines, including: 1) staying home if they are not feeling well, 2) washing hands with soap and water, 3) using physical distancing, 4) practicing respiratory etiquette, and 5) increased cleaning and sanitation protocols in public spaces at the Nature Centre.

  

Yes, hand sanitizer will be available in various spots throughout the facility. Keep in mind, washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the best way to ensure good hand hygiene.

  

Starting September 1 the Nature Centre's extended shoulder season hours are:

  • Tuesday thru Sunday = 10:00am-4:00pm.
    (closed Mondays)
  

Yes, public washrooms will be available for visitors to the Nature Centre. We ask visitors to limit the number of people in bathrooms for social distancing.

  

Our bottle fill station will be available. Visitors are asked to bring their own water bottle to refill.

  

We have many outdoor activities set up for visitors to explore and enjoy within the Nature Reserve Park. Check out the signage at the front of the Nature Centre building for a better idea of what activities are currently available. You can also explore the online resources available on our website, click here

  

Yes! However, we do have restrictions on the types of rentals as well as facility capacity. Please inquire with our Facility Rental Coordinator for more information, click here

  

Yes!

  

The current exhibits on display inside the Nature Centre is: 'Built for the Grasslands' (main gallery) and 'A Year in the Life' by the Lethbridge Artists' Club (community art gallery). We have adapted our indoor exhibits to respect recommended guidelines for the safety of our visitors and staff team – visitors can expect 'look' and 'listen' based activities.

  

We always recommend visitors: dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle! Don't forget your sense of adventure!!


 Hours of Operation

Fall & Spring Hours

September to October & April to May
10:00am – 4:00pm | Tuesday to Sunday 
(Closed Mondays)

Winter Hours

November to March
1:00pm – 4:00pm | Tuesday to Sunday 
(Closed Mondays)​

Summer Hours

June to August
9:00am - 4:00pm | Sunday to Thursday
12:00pm - 8:00pm | Friday & Saturday




Contact Information

Phone: (403) 320-3064

E-mail: HSNC@lethbridge.ca

Nature Centre Location:
300 Indian Battle Road South
Lethbridge, Alberta

Mailing address: 
Helen Schuler Nature Centre
c/o 910 - 4th Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6​

Website: www.Lethbridge.ca/nature

Twitter: @DiscoverItHere

Facebook: /HelenSchulerNatureCentre 

​​​Instagram: /HelenSchulerNatureCentre ​

YouTube: /HelenSchulerNatureCentre



Admission:

Admission is by donation.​​


​Driving​ Directions:  

    • at 3rd Avenue and S​​cenic Drive South, turn west into the river valley  
    • at the bottom of the hill turn right onto Indian Battle Road 
    • follow the road past the CPR High Level Bridge​

GPS Coordinates:

    • 49.699474,-112.8627037

Map:

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