All Events

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

 

Jul
11
Tue
Family Fun Night – Amazing Wild Survivor @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Fun Night - Amazing Wild Survivor @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Tuesdays in July are Family Fun Nights at Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Bring the family and get closer with nature at one of the most beautiful view points in the Okanagan!

Join us for the next Family Fun Night
Amazing Wild Survivor – July 11th!  
The Amazing race, meets Man vs Wild meets Survivor! Bring the family and work as a team to make it through the wild grounds of Allan Brooks Nature Centre! There are prizes to be won, plus tons of fun for the whole family!

Admission is by donation. Event is outside, remember to dress for the weather!

Jul
12
Wed
Raptor Volunteer Training @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – Jul 17 @ 3:30 pm
Raptor Volunteer Training @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Are you looking for something to keep you busy this summer? How about supporting a great organization? How about getting a once in a lifetime chance to get up closer and personal with the Raptors?
We;re looking for volunteers for the Raptor Program at Allan Brooks from July 18-Aug 20. Volunteer shifts include:
Tuesday-Sunday Daily – 9:30am-12:30pm
Additionally Friday & Saturday – 2:30-6pm

Join us for our volunteer training session and see if it;s something you’d be interested in volunteering for! Volunteer for 15 hours and you’ll receive a Membership to Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Training sessions will be held:
July 12 at 9:30am
July 13 at 4pm
July 17 at 2:30pm

250 Allan Brooks Way. Call 250-260-4227 for more details on how you can get involved!

Jul
18
Tue
Raptor Close Encounter Courses @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

Experience a one hour encounter with some of nature’s most amazing predators. The Raptor Encounter Course will allow participants to get close and personal with several different birds of prey, including an owl, a hawk and a falcon!

Hold a hawk or an owl on your glove as you learn about how we work with them and why they are so important in our ecosystems. Witness the speed and agility of the falcons as it dives above you and be thrilled when you release the hawk and it returns to your gloved arm. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Looking to do it all? Book a combination ticket for an Encounter Course and Flight Demonstration for only $70 *Fees and taxes not included. Ages 8 and up.

The Raptor programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive programs have long been praised as being standard for bird care and health.

Encounter Courses Run: 

Tuesday-Friday – 3 Times Daily – 10am, 3pm & 4pm 

Saturday & Sunday – 2 Times Daily – 10am & 3pm 

*For more info about Corporate Events email us at [email protected]

Raptor Flight Demos @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm

Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with the Raptors! Beginning on July 18th, Raptor Weeks at Allan Brooks Nature Centre will run daily for five consecutive weeks.

Flight demonstrations are 30 minutes in length and great for all ages. Watch 4-5 different birds of prey fly and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. The Raptor programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive programs have long been praised as being a standard for bird care and health.

Want to get even closer? Book a combination ticket for an Encounter Course and Flight Demonstration, only $70 *Fees and taxes not included.

Flight Demonstrations Run:

Tuesday-Thursday & Sundays – Daily at 11:30am 

Friday & Saturday – 2 Times Daily at 11:30am & 5pm

Family Fun Night – Reptiles! @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Fun Night - Reptiles! @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Tuesdays in July are Family Fun Nights at Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Bring the family and get closer with nature at one of the most beautiful view points in the Okanagan!

Join us July 18th for Reptile Family Fun Night!

Stuart Brown returns to Allan Brooks to present local snake species and other reptiles in the area and discuss identification, their habits, habitat and what to do should you encounter one. With real snakes and other reptiles!

Interested in creepy and crawly things for his entire life Stuart Brown grew up on the BC coast. A passion first for frogs and salamanders grew as his father took him out to look for critters as a child. What initially started with a large insect collection has now expanded into a large and impressive live reptile collection.Stuart is completely self taught, using nature documentaries, books and experiences in the field.

Event is outside so please dress appropriate for the weather!

Jul
25
Tue
Family Fun Night – Meet the Raptors! @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Fun Night - Meet the Raptors! @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Tuesdays in July are Family Fun Nights at Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Bring the family and get closer with nature at one of the most beautiful view points in the Okanagan!

Join us July 25th to Meet the Raptors!

Meet some of the stars of the Raptor Program at Allan Brooks! Along with their handlers, learn about the Birds of Prey that live in our region and how we can help them!

Event is outside so please dress appropriate for the weather!

Admission is by donation.

Aug
1
Tue
Triumph Tuesday @ Triumph Coffee
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Triumph Tuesday @ Triumph Coffee | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Join Allan Brooks Nature Centre at Triumph Coffee August 1st for#triumphtuesday. 15% of all sales on Tuesday Aug 1st will be donated to Allan Brooks Nature Centre, courtesy of Triumph Coffee!

Triumph stands for more than just an outstanding cup of coffee. We provide a contemporary space that cultivates creativity; a space where family and friends alike can spend quality time together; a space that students and professionals can both be productive in and; ultimately a community meeting place.

Aug
9
Wed
Freedom from Want – @ Caetani Centre
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Freedom from Want - @ Caetani Centre  | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Don’t miss your chance to meet the Caetani/Allan Brooks Artist in Residence!

Erin Stafford is an artist from Dallas Texas, and she received her masters from the university of Texas San Antonio. Over the past two months, Erin has completed the Fresh!AiR artist in residency program at the Caetani Centre, and here in the Okanagan, she is focusing on her project called “Freedom From Want.” This project touches on ideas of history, nostalgia and fantasy, and reveals personal desires through materials and form.

Join us on WEDNESDAY, August 9th from 6-9pm for the opening reception of Erin Stafford’s gallery exhibition at the Caetani Centre. Refreshments will be available, and you will get a chance to talk to Erin and hear all about her amazing work.

Aug
21
Mon
Solar Eclipse
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed Sun will be visible from Vernon. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the Sun.

Courtesy of our friends at Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) check out how you can safely watch this amazing event!

Click Here for more info!

 

Aug
26
Sat
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Take in a family adventure with the night sky for an evening of great viewing. Local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will gather at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre and guide our journey through the sky. On this night we’ll be able to explore the summer sky seeing into deep space! Saturn and her rings will be visible! As well as Globular clusters and Andromeda. Plus we’ll check out the new Sundial at Allan Brooks!

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

Event is outside and weather dependant, plus dress appropriately