All Events

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

 

Jul
18
Tue
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

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.
Sep
23
Sat
Wine and Wild Things Gala and Auction @ Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon BC
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:00 am
Wine and Wild Things Gala and Auction @ Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon BC | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Have you ever worn a live snake around your neck? Been up close and personal with a hawk or an owl?

Now is your chance to step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary!

Join us for the Wine and Wild Things Gala sponsored by Kal Tire. September 23rd at Sparkling Hill Resort, all in support of Allan Brooks Nature Centre, keep nature in our future.

Set in the spectacular ballroom at Sparkling Hill Resort the evening includes hors d’oeuvres, local wines, entertainment, desserts and of course, live animals. Among the wild things, will be the Raptors, allowing guests the chance to meet the birds up close and personal. Stuart Brown of The Bug Guys will also be present, along with his impressive reptile collection. Encounter the Wild Things and capture the moment with a photo courtesy of Image Studios.
Enjoy a glass of the local featured wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres from both Sparkling Hill and 1609 Restaurant & Lounge.
And don’t miss the amazing Kinshira Fire Troupe perform on the stunning Sparkling Hill Terrace.

Along with a Live and Silent Auction, Wine and Wild things will most certainly be a unique and unforgettable night out.

Tickets are on sale now!

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