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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary offers two types of school programs; the On-Site and the In-School programs. The On-Site programs are held at the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, the In-School programs travel to local area classrooms. Classes are 1 to 1½ hours long depending on the grade. All of our school programs have set goals, and are linked to the IRP (Integrated Resource Package) for the appropriate grade.


Program information is also available in printable form by downloading the Winter/Spring 2019 Poster.


You can book a school program by downloading a copy of our booking form here.

School program fees are $80 per hour. In-School programs include an extra $25 charge for travel expenses..

In-School programs are also available on-site at the regular hourly rate of $80.

On-Site School Programs:
The On-Site Programs are conducted at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary and are offered Monday through Thursday, from late September to late November and from February to early June.

In-School Programs:
The In-School Programs are taught in classrooms during school hours. Six In-School programs are offered - Snake, Owl, Bat, Spider, From Dino Bones to Indiana Jones and (new this year) Portable Pond Program. Note: We are pleased to also offer all of our Travelling Programs in French. Other programs may also be delivered partially in French upon request. Please indicate at the time of booking if you would like your program “en Français”!

Self-Guided Tours:
Self-guided tours to the Swan Lake Sanctuary are scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays and any open days during the school year. There is no fee but donations are appreciated. (Equipment is available to rent, by prior arrangement for $20)

Please note: parking and site facilities are limited. Please contact the Nature House office (250-479-0211) to schedule a date and time for a self guided visit.

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