Welcome. Come and explore a beautiful place.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a wild oasis in the heart of the urban landscape and includes two distinct ecosystems: the beautiful marshland of Swan Lake and the rocky, oak-forested highlands of Christmas Hill. Both are home to an incredible array of native plants and wild animals.
The Sanctuary is a living classroom fostering an understanding and appreciation of nature through direct experiences. Educational programs for all ages encourage responsibility for the care and protection of the natural environment. To protect our native plants and animals, please remember that dogs are not permitted in the Sanctuary.
Managed by a non-profit society, this urban refuge provides an exceptional opportunity to bring people and nature together.
We welcome you to explore and discover.
The Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary has partnered with Van Isle Paints to provide contributions towards the Bridging People to Nature campaign. Click Here for details.
New Job Posting - Summer Site Staff
- for details, see Job Postings
Native Plant Sale dates and plant list now available!
- for details, see Native Plant Sale
Winter/Spring Programs & Workshops now posted!
Check out what birds have been reported at the Sanctuary lately (via eBird):
Download a map of the sanctuary here.