Events

CommEventsAllan Brooks Nature Centre loves our community! Enjoy a variety of events for all ages throughout the season including Garage Sales, First Peoples` Celebrations, Family Nights, Sunset Speakers and an elegant end-of-season gala.

If you would like to hold your event on our beautiful site overlooking Vernon please contact [email protected]

Jul
4
Tue
Summer Camps @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm
Summer Camps @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Half Day or Full Day Summer Camps

Engage in hands-on natural learning with Allan Brooks Nature Centre Summer Camps! Summer programs are offered by age group on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and run July 4 to August 24, 2017. With a different theme every week!

  1. July 4, 5, 6 – Creature Features
  2. July 11, 12, 12 – Get Creative – In the Wild!
  3. July 18, 19, 20 – Raptors of the Region*
  4. July 25, 26, 27 – Learn to Camp!*
  5. August 1, 2, 3 – It’s a Bug’s Life!*
  6. August 8, 9, 10 – Slither, Hop, Crawl*
  7. August 15, 16, 17 – Wetlands & Wild Things*
  8. August 22, 23, 14 – Going Batty

Half Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Full Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tuesdays: Ages 4-5*  Wednesdays: Ages 6-7     Thursdays: Ages 8+

*Programs for ages 4-5 are offered for half day only

Our Programs offer hands on nature experiences in a fun learning environment. Each session is customized for the age group indicated.

Half Day: $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Full Day: $40 for members, $55 for non-members

Register today! 

Family Fun Night – Campfire Night @ Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Fun Night - Campfire Night @ 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 first Family Fun Night
Campfire Night – July 4th! 
Back by popular demand spend the evening around the campfire at Allan Brooks! S’mores and camp fire songs plus tons more fun for the whole family! Admission is by donation to Allan Brooks Nature.

Event is outside so please dress appropriate for the weather!

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
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!

Sep
23
Sat
Wine and Wild Things – Save the Date @ Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon BC
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wine and Wild Things - Save the Date @ Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon BC | Vernon | British Columbia | Canada

Mark your calendars and save the date! Wine and Wild Things Gala will be held at Sparkling Hill Resort September 23rd! Don’t miss this amazing evening of hors d’oeuvres, live animals and much more at our 16th Annual Gala! All proceeds from the event will go towards keeping Nature in our Future with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.
Keep watching for tickets to go on sale!

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