If you can’t go to the Nature Centre, why not make the Nature Centre come to you?
The Nature Trailer is currently available for booking between December and April. Limited bookings are available. Please use the calendar below to select your top 3 preferred dates for a Allan Brooks Nature Trailer visit!
Once you’ve selected your dates, please contact education[at]abnc.ca to set up a booking!
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!
- July 4, 5, 6 – Creature Features
- July 11, 12, 12 – Get Creative – In the Wild!
- July 18, 19, 20 – Raptors of the Region*
- July 25, 26, 27 – Learn to Camp!*
- August 1, 2, 3 – It’s a Bug’s Life!*
- August 8, 9, 10 – Slither, Hop, Crawl*
- August 15, 16, 17 – Wetlands & Wild Things*
- 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
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]
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
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!
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
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!
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!