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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary hosts a wide variety of programs for diverse audiences: programs for families, special events, and parent and child programs.


Special Events – Throughout the year we celebrate exciting happenings in the world of nature. Drop-in anytime to our scheduled special events. Admission by donation.

Wildflower Weekend

Sunday, April 27, Noon to 3 p.m.

(drop-in anytime) Admission by donation.

Spring has sprung and Swan Lake and Christmas Hill have never looked better. We celebrate the wonderful world of wildflowers with guided tours of our native plant garden, hikes to Christmas Hill, crafts for the kids and our wildflower, musical revue.


Bee Day

Sunday, June 29, Noon to 3 p.m.

(drop-in anytime) Admission by donation.

A honey of a program fit for the royalty of the insect world. What’s the buzz about bees – are they really good dancers? Bee songs, bee crafts and some bee spit to taste. Join us and you’ll bee amazed, bee enchanted and bee happy. Bee there or bee square.


Going Batty

Sunday, June 29, Noon to 3 p.m.

(drop-in anytime) Admission by donation.

Join us as we celebrate our best source of natural mosquito control – Bats!  Explore their weird and wonderful world and find out how to encourage bats to visit your neighbourhood.


Seed Day

Sunday, September, Noon to 3 p.m.

(drop-in anytime) Admission by donation.

In the autumn Mother Nature is planting her garden for next year – come and see what she has planned. Includes: crafts, hands-on exploration, seed scavenger hunt, seed displays, plant a seed to take home.


Wild Mushroom Show

Sunday, November 2, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(drop-in anytime) Admission by donation.

A special presentation by the Southern Vancouver Island Mycological Society. Discover the wacky and wonderful world of Vancouver Island mushrooms. The huge variety found in our forests, fields and gardens will be on display. Bring your specimens for identification.


Duck Day

Sunday, November 30, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

(drop-in anytime) Admission by donation.

Some dabble, some dive, but they're all ducks. We'll explore the amazing adaptations ducks have for living on the lake and discover who's who in the duck world.




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