All Events

Enjoy a variety of events for all ages at ABNC throughout the season.

 

Oct
28
Sat
Nature Nocturnal @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nature Nocturnal @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join us at Allan Brooks Nature Centre as we go Nocturnal for Hallween! Oct 28th from 4-8pm Nature Nocturnal will take place at Allan Brooks!
There will be tons of fun for the whole family including:
Spooky Crafts
Nocturnal Nature Education
Night time Nature Walks
Bonfire
Tricks and Treats
Special guest Stuart Brown and The Bug Guys will be on site with creepy crawly creatures!

Admission is by donation. Please bring a flashlight!

Nov
18
Sat
Handmade Holiday @ Schubert Centre
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Handmade Holiday @ Schubert Centre

Nov. 18, 12-3pm at the Schubert Centre hosted by Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS). This free family-friendly event ought to give you plenty of inspiration to make some of your own handmade gifts this holiday season. ABNC teams up with Bishop Wild Bird Foundation to present pine cone tree ornaments and front door wreaths. Visit SENS on Facebook for more info!

Dec
8
Fri
Silver Star Light Up @ Silver Star Village
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Silver Star Light Up @ Silver Star Village

Dec. 8, 5-8pm in the village at Silver Star Mountain Resort. We will be presenting a curated educational display on the sub-alpine ecosystems of Silver Star Mountain. We’ll have gift shop items available for sale as well as some nature-inspired creations for you to deck your halls with!

Dec
9
Sat
Alternative Gift Fair @ Schubert Centre
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alternative Gift Fair @ Schubert Centre  | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Dec. 9, 12-5pm at the Schubert Centre hosted by Junior Chamber International Vernon. ABNC will present nature-inspired gifts for you to pick up for those on your list. ABNC Memberships will also be available for purchase at this event. Give the gift of nature this year!
Visit the Alternative Gift Fair on Facebook for more info!

Jan
14
Sun
Annual Swan and Eagle Count
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Annual Swan and Eagle Count

Participate in the Annual Swan & Eagle Count with Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary and the @North Okanagan Naturalist’s Club Sunday, January 14, 2018!
Join a team and travel together along one of eight routes throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap. While this event focuses on counting Swans & Eagles, the day reliably offers great viewing of a variety of winter wildlife and the opportunity to learn a few things about nature in the area. If you’re interested join a team by RSVP to [email protected] or call 250.542.5122

Feb
4
Sun
Wild Wonderland @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wild Wonderland @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Sunday Feb 4, 2018 be a part of The Vernon Winter Carnival with Allan Brooks Nature Centre!
Take a walk in the Wild Winter Wonderland at Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Come up to Allan Brooks and enjoy a day of fun with the whole family. Learn about Nature in the winter, test your snow tracking skills and spot the wildlife that stays in our region year round. Concession will be available along with a fire to warm your toes!

Admission is by donation.

Mar
23
Fri
Volunteer Info Sessions
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteer Info Sessions

ABNC will be holding a number of volunteer orientation sessions from March 23-April 13, as we get ready for the upcoming season, which kicks off Sunday, April 15, 2018 with an Open House.
Whether you’re a returning volunteer or considering volunteering with ABNC for the first time, this one-hour overview will be of interest to you. You will learn about our organization and a great range of volunteer opportunities available at ABNC in 2018. More specific information on upcoming training sessions will be shared, along with our 2018 Calendar of Events. Come out to join us in welcoming others looking to make a meaningful contribution to our community at ABNC this year. You are welcome to attend any of the following dates!
March 23 @ 10am at Allan Brooks
April 5 @ 5pm at the Library
April 6 @ 10am at Allan Brooks
April 11 @ 2pm at Allan Brooks
April 12 @ 10am at Allan Brooks
April 13 @ 12pm
 at Allan Brooks
Please RSVP to Michelle [email protected] with an indication of time & day that works best for you. We will send out further details ahead of each session to all those expressing interest.

Apr
15
Sun
Opening Day at Allan Brooks @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Opening Day at Allan Brooks @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join us for the season opening for 2018 at Allan Brooks Nature Centre!

Come up and discover all that Allan Brooks has to offer! Opening Day activities will include a welcome ceremony, family scavenger hunt, prize draws, grassland trail tours and The Local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will be on site with telescopes!

Free all day on opening day for the whole family! Nurture your natural curiosity at Allan Brooks Nature Centre!

Allan Brooks Nature Centre is supported by many local businesses. Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:
Golden Eagle Sponsor Kal Tire
Osprey Sponsors:
Nixon Wenger LLP
Finning Canada
BC Hydro
Redtail Sponsors:
Fortis BC
Elephant Storage Centre 
May
12
Sat
World Migratory Bird Day @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
World Migratory Bird Day @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to bring out your kite(s) and come fly with us as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Saturday, May 12 from 11-3. There’ll be kite-flying, mini-bird walks, games and activities for the kids, crafts, and concession. Admission is by donation.

May
19
Sat
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join us for the first Family Astronomy Night of the year!

The Local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) are back at ABNC!

Gather at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and let them guide you on a journey through the sky.

Learn about the night sky in May and then have a look for yourself! On this night there’s tons to see. Check out the Moon, Jupiter, the beehive clusters and Venus! First time looking through a telescope? Not a problem!

Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Please note this event is weather dependant. This is an outdoor event please dress appropriately