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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Visit

Last updated - June 10, 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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The Nature Centre reopens the indoor experience on June 11, 2021


  

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
  

We are currently limiting the number of visitors within the Nature Centre to 20 people at a time. This allows all visitors and staff to maintain the recommended 2 metre distance at all times. This is subject to change. 

  

Yes. As part of Alberta's Stage 2 reopening masks/face coverings requirements remain in effect. 

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

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 social distancing, and 4) practicing respiratory etiquette.

  

Yes. Beginning Friday, August 7, 2020 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.

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 social 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.

  

To start, for the first week (June 11-17) the Nature Centre will be open:

  • Daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

 

Starting Friday June 18 the Nature Centre will have extended summer hours in effect:

  • Sunday thru Thursday = 9:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Friday & Saturday = 12:00pm – 8:00pm.
  

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, day camps will run with limited participants so we can adhere to the recommended guidelines. You can view and register for programs online, click here

  

Yes! Please be aware there will be some format changes this year. Check out our Program Calendar for more information, click here

  

Yes! Please be aware there will be some format changes this year. Check out our Program Calendar for more information, 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 'Landscaping the Wilderness by Elaine Henderson' (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

Summer Hours

June to August*

June 11 - 17, 2021: 
10:00am – 4:00pm | Daily

*Extended Summer Hours starting June 18:
9:00am - 4:00pm | Sunday to Thursday
12:00pm - 8:00pm | Friday & Saturday


Spring & Fall Hours

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

Winter Hours

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



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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