Helen Schuler Nature CentreCity of Lethbridge

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Helen Schuler Nature Centre
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Nature Preservation
200-acre park
Year-Round Wildlife
Diverse species
Adventure Gear
Available for loan
Family Friendly
All ages welcome
Art Gallery
Local artists
Outdoor Trails
Scenic viewpoints
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Description

Nestled within the expansive 200-acre nature preservation park in the Oldman River Valley of Lethbridge, Alberta, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre stands as a beacon of community engagement with the natural world. Offering a diverse array of educational, recreational, and cultural experiences, they strive to foster environmental awareness and a deep connection to nature among visitors. There are several experiences to choose from like outdoor, indoors and wildlife. 

Outdoor Experience

One of Canada's most expansive urban park systems in Lethbridge. A journey of exploration and enjoyment amidst the natural beauty nestled in the heart of the city. Picture yourself meandering along serene trails enveloped by lush greenery, stumbling upon tranquil ponds reflecting the vibrant hues of the surrounding foliage. As you navigate through the park, encounter captivating features and scenic viewpoints beckoning you to pause and take in the breathtaking vistas.

Resident Wildlife

Enjoy the city's diverse ecosystem  that supports a rich variety of wildlife year-round. From the elusive white-tailed deer gracefully navigating the forested terrain to the vibrant array of bird species fluttering among the branches, the river valley teems with life waiting to be observed and appreciated. During the winter months, sightings of white-tailed deer, mule deer, cottontail rabbits, porcupines, and coyotes are common, adding a touch of wilderness to the urban landscape.

Indoor Experience

Step into the LEED-Gold certified facility to embark on an interactive journey through captivating exhibitions and displays that bring the wonders of nature to life.

  • Main Exhibit Gallery: Experience the wonder of seasonal-themed exhibits, designed to be hands-on and engaging for visitors of all ages. From immersive displays exploring the intricate ecosystems of the region to interactive exhibits highlighting the importance of conservation, each installation offers a unique opportunity to learn and explore. A volunteer Exhibit Rover is always present to answer questions, share interesting information, and facilitate meaningful experiences for visitors.
  • Community Art Gallery: Celebrate the works of local artists inspired by nature and environmental themes. Rotating exhibitions provide a platform for emerging talents to showcase their creativity while fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world. From stunning landscapes to thought-provoking installations, each artwork offers a unique perspective on our relationship with the environment, inviting viewers to reflect on the beauty and fragility of the world around us.

Borrow Adventure Gear

Equipped with essential tools like binoculars, GPS units, and walking poles, visitors can enhance their outdoor exploration and make the most of their time in the Nature Reserve Park. Whether you're birdwatching along the riverbanks or embarking on a guided hike through the coulees, having the right gear can elevate your experience and help you connect more deeply with the natural world. With items available for loan as soon as the Nature Centre opens, guests can embark on their adventure fully prepared and equipped to make the most of their outdoor exploration.

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Location

City of Lethbridge
City of Lethbridge
300 Indian Battle Rd S
Lethbridge, T1J 0P6
City of Lethbridge
City of Lethbridge
300 Indian Battle Rd S
Lethbridge, T1J 0P6
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