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Hours and Admission


The Nature House is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (year-round), and from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on weekends. The Nature House is closed on Statutory Holidays. The grounds, trails and parking lot are open dawn to dusk every day.


The Nature House is wheelchair accessible. There is no admission fee, though visitors are encouraged to use the donations box just inside the front door. Download a map of the sanctuary here.



Partners at Work


The Nature Trust of BC is pleased to be the sponsor of the green roof kiosk at the entrance to the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Centre.  This partnership started in 1976, when The Nature Trust acquired 2.4 hectares (6 acres) at Swan Lake and leased this to The Corporation of the District of Saanich, to help create this beautiful sanctuary.

From left Rod Silver and Jim Silver (The Nature Trust), June Prezer and Terry Morrison (Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary), and (name to be confirmed).

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