*Due to updated health measures the Nature Centre will be CLOSED from December 13 - January 21.
StoryWalk - Over and Under the Snow
This StoryWalk will be on the trails from December 16 - January 25.
Enjoy a storybook as you take a self-guided walk through the park. Follow the trail from one page to the next.
Explore daily from dawn till dusk. Begins north of the Nature Centre on Nature Quest Trail.
Photo Credit: Rick Andrews
Main Exhibit Gallery - 'Built for Life on the Prairies'
The Nature Centre's latest exhibit celebrates Wildlife of the Grasslands.
It features an inside look at how these remarkable species not only survive, but thrive in one of the planet's
most extreme & open environments.
Visitors will enjoy stunning images of wildlife species captured by local wildlife photographers & new
taxidermy specimens will be on display.
Community Art Gallery - 'The Grassland Series'
by Colin Starkevich
Colin Starkevich is an Alberta artist whose muse is the Grasslands region of Canada. After a 3 day trip to in the Alberta Grasslands in 2009, he fell in love with the region & knew then that he would spend much of his life painting this place & its wild inhabitants.
This exhibition shows a handful of recent work in The Grassland Series showcasing a combination of the 3
different styles Colin works in – Fine art paintings, plein air paintings, and plein air erratic drawings.
The Grassland Series is designed to raise the awareness of the beauty of this fragile ecosystem while
supporting conservation efforts within this region. www.colinandthegrasslandseries.com
To avoid waiting in line, book a date and time for your family’s visit in advance!
The Nature Centre will have a maximum of 15 people that are able to visit the indoor exhibits at one time.
Drop-in spots are available on a first come first served basis.
River Valley Exhibit
Peg Leg the Crow
(May 1991 - January 2015)
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Peg Leg.
In nearly 24 years of public service Peg Leg delighted thousands of visitors, helping them to connect with nature while dispelling many myths about crows. She will be greatly missed.
Sophie the Snake
(July 2007 - May 2018)
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Sophie the snake. Sophie was a dedicated public servant for 10 years and helped to foster a community of environmentally aware and responsible citizens. She delighted thousands of visitors, helping them to connect with their natural heritage
while dispelling many myths about snakes.