Our Gift Shop
Our Gift Shop is small but it is full of treasures. Everything we stock is locally made, limited production, eco-friendly, and high quality. They are chosen for their attractiveness and are priced to sell. Most items have a nature or seasonal theme. Shopping here is a wonderful way to find unique gifts and to support the work being done here. Tax is already included in the price. You may pay by credit card, debit, cash or cheque.
Fabric Items -- Easy to Mail, Easy to Give
We carry fabric items, many of which are made by local seniors who have been creating fibre art for decades. The Silver Swans make many trendy items including: quilts, table runners, napkins, aprons, shopping bags, tea cozies, Tooth Fairy Pillows, placemats, animal pot-holders, and whatever else the ladies decide to create. They choose bright, modern fabrics.
Knit Items -- For Babies, Children and Pets
Our knitters work with man-made and natural yarns. Their specialties are funky animal hats for children, really soft baby blankets, elegant mittens, and buffalo-wool hamster houses. They are working on some new patterns and putting items aside for our big craft sale on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
Greeting Cards -- Several Styles all Priced Right
Photographer Stuart Clarke has created a series of blank cards with images of wildlife found here in the Sanctuary. $5.00 each.
Artist and Volunteer Denise Sturmwind's blank cards showcase the beauty of landscapes. $5.00 each.
Paper artist Leslie Patrick creates iris paper-fold blank cards with insect, bird, animal and wildflower motifs. $2.00 each.
Books -- For Birders
We carry a limited supply of great books about hiking, birding, native plants, and general nature. Currently in stock:
The Little Hill by HE Stewart $15.00
Edible & Medicinal Plants of Canada by MacKinnon $29.95
Trees of the Northwest by Duane Sept $14.95
Hiking Trails by Richard Blier, volumes 1, 2 and 3 $15.00 each
Nature Guide to Victoria Region by Nightingale & Copley $15.00
There is not tax on books.
Fridge Magnets and Posters
Owl Pellets -- A Truly Unique Gift
Mason Bee Condos, Bombus Bee Houses, and Swallow Ledges
June Pretzer sells native plants year-round from the Site Office at 831 Ralph Street. Customers range from municipalities looking for plants for large projects to folks who would like a single plant for a container garden. June can make good suggestions about the best plants for your location. Contact her at 250-727-0653.
We are working to create an online catalogue with pictures and prices for you.