The Nature House

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The Nature House is the information centre for the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Stimulate your senses with interpretive displays, discover nature hands-on and up-close, visit our live bee "house" and browse the natural history reading room.

Nature House Hours
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 wheelchair accessible. Admission is by donation. The Nature House is closed on Statutory Holidays.

The Library
The Nature House has a reading room that includes materials for both children and adults. The children's section contains a variety of animal and nature-themed books; both non-fiction and fiction. The adult or general section has a wide variety of books on habitats, ecology, behaviour and many other natural history topics. We invite you to sit and enjoy the beautiful view, use our free WiFi, write a letter, knit, or leaf through our coffee table books.

Gift Shop
A small gift shop sells local and regional bird checklists, trail guides, and unique hand-made items of quality. The selection changes weekly and usually includes: nature-themed cards, native plants, quilts, felted items, re-usable fabric bags, and table fabrics. All are priced to sell. Recently we added a used book table (and we accept donations of used books).


Administrative Offices
The administration centre of the Sanctuary is in the main office in the Nature House.


The Classroom
The Nature House has a multi-purpose room that seats 72. When this space is not used for classes or presentations, it is available for rent. Contact us at 250-479-0211 for information.

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