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 and most holidays. The Nature House is wheelchair accessible. Admission is by donation.
The Nature house has a Natural History 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. There is a collection of nature magazines and identification books describing plants, birds, insects and other animals.
A small gift shop and information desk provides local and regional bird checklists, trail guides and information on wildlife viewing throughout southern Vancouver Island.
The administration centre of the Sanctuary is in the main office in the Nature House. Feel free to ask questions of the knowledgeable staff.