More to discover at the nature centre
Plan Your Visit
Come for a walk around the Grasslands Trail, discover and learn in the Interpretative Centre, explore the naturescape gardens and viewpoints, relax and reflect on one of the many on-site benches, or enjoy a picnic lunch or refreshments under our covered picnic area. Allan Brooks Nature Centre is a family friendly destination for local and out of town visitors alike.
Learn more about planning your next visit to the nature centre here.
ABNC hosts an array of exciting and informative nature-based events that include workshops, family fun nights, trail tours and nature talks.
Keep up to date with all our upcoming events here.
Be a part of our growing community of members that value nature, support the varied events, public programming, educational displays, workshops, and kids camps at Allan Brooks Nature Centre.
Learn more about our memberships here.
As a pillar in the community for nature and nature education in the greater Vernon area, Allan Brooks Nature Centre is frequently sought out as an informational resource. Here, we have provided a collection of resource links that include such topics as what to do with an injured animal to local nature groups.
ABNC DOES NOT accept birds or wildlife. Please contact one of the many great organizations that focus on helping specific species and wildlife rehabilitation services listed below.
Injured, Sick or Orphaned Wildlife Resources
BCWP Rehabilitation Team (Kamloops) | 250-573-3242 (ext. 230) | Website
Conservation Office Service | 1-877-952-7277 | Website
SPCA Wildlife Hotline | 1-855-622-722 | Website
OWL Orphaned Wildlife Centre (raptors only) | 1-604-946-3171 | Website
SORCO Raptor Rehab Center (Oliver) (raptors only)| 250-498-4251 | Website
Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society | [email protected] | Website
Invasive Species and Stewardship
Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society https://www.oasiss.ca/
Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society https://www.osstewardship.ca
Local Societies, Groups and Organizations
North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club https://www.nonc.ca/
Community Bat Programs of BC https://bcbats.ca/regions/okanagan/
Okanagan Xeriscape Association https://okanaganxeriscape.org/
Okanagan Basin Water Board https://www.obwb.ca/
Okanagan WaterWise https://okwaterwise.ca/
Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia https://bcgrasslands.org/
Greater Vernon Museum & Archives https://vernonmuseum.ca/