All Events

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

 

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

Sep
9
Sat
Mega Fall Garage Sale @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm
Mega Fall Garage Sale @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

It’s that time again! Join us for the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Mega Fall Garage Sale!

There’s something for everyone! Drop off your donations at Allan Brooks Tues-Sun 9am-4pm. Or have it picked up by donation to Allan Brooks!

Donations Appreciated Including: Seasonal Decorations, Games, Pictures, Christmas Decorations, CD’s & LP’s, Automotive, Furniture, Books, Housewares, Linens, Sports Equipment, Toys, Tools. 

Please NO clothing, magazines, dated electronics, computer monitors, printers, large appliances or Christmas Trees

Then join us on Sept 9 from 8am-4pm and Sept 10 from 9am-3pm

Find your treasures! All money will go towards Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s educational and nature programs, help us to keep Nature in our future!

Sep
18
Mon
RespectFest @ Vernon BC
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
RespectFest @ Vernon BC
Mark your calendars for RespectFest – A Canada 150 Celebration Sept. 18-24, 2017. This week long multicultural festival incorporates four main themes: respecting our land and environment; honouring our indigenous history and roots; understanding our multicultural history; and, recognizing the strengths that cultural diversity brings to our community and nation. Allan Brooks Nature Centre will host four days of events starting Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10am with a Kikinee Celebration at Coldstream Park followed by three days of Natural History, Cultural History and Vernon History events and activities, Thursday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 23, respectively. All events are free but limited to a number of participants. For tickets and information on other RespectFest events see the schedule online at: respectfest2017.com.
Oct
13
Fri
Family Astronomy Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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 get to see Saturn. The Andromeda Galaxy will be in the southeast. The usual suspects of globular and open star clusters esp. the Pleiades star cluster and the Double Cluster in Perseus, constellations and double stars will be available for observing. and the exciting event of the Comet C/2017 O1 ASAS-SN! It’s never easy to predict exactly how bright a comet will be. But this one has great promise. Check out more info about the comet here: https://www.universetoday.com/136564/new-comet-c2017-o1-asas-sn-takes-earth-surprise/

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

Event is outside and weather dependant, plus dress appropriately

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.