Here at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre we are pleased to offer a variety of curriculum-based activities for students to experience!

What to Expect During your Experience at the Nature Centre!

Get hands on with your natural environment with Allan Brooks Nature Centre!

Experiences at the Nature Centre are offered April through November and are designed to fit the new BC curriculum for students in grades pre-K to 7. We are able to provide programming for up to two classes at a time (max. 60 students).

During your program, your class will experience four engaging activity stations of your choosing in a 2.5 hour session of outdoor and indoor fun! When your classes arrive, you’ll be greeted by a Nature Interpreter who will guide your group to your lunch spot where students may leave their bags. After a brief introduction, your class will be divided into four groups, each going to a separate station led by one of our enthusiastic staff and/or volunteers. Each group will partake in two stations before having an ~20 minute snack and play break on our Outdoor Nature Play Area. Afterwards, you'll round off your day with the remaining two stations.

Classes are more than welcome to enjoy an outdoor lunch at the Nature Centre given advance notice to the Education Coordinator.

Suggested Morning session is from 9:00-11:30 am. Suggested Afternoon session is from 12:00 – 2:30 pm.

Cost: $5 per student (minimum 15 students or $75).*Teachers and teaching assistants are free. 1 parent for every 10 students is free.

Call us at 250-260-4227 or email [email protected] with the subject line "School Booking" to book your program now!

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Our Facilities

  • Public washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Covered picnic tables
  • Bus parking
  • First aid kit on site

Expectations At The Centre

  • We are guests in the home of the plants and animals living around the Nature Centre. Before your visit, please remind your students that we are welcome to admire this home and study it - and then leave it as we found it.
  • Stay on the trails
  • Do not pull (or eat!) plants unless told otherwise
  • No smoking on the site
  • Supervision is the responsibility of the teacher and parent chaperones