Do you love Swan Lake and Christmas Hill?


You can help us restore and steward this special place and inspire youth to get more involved in protecting our natural places through education and ecological experiences.

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For nearly 50 years, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary has led efforts to ensure this unique and important habitat is healthy and accessible to the community.

Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that we can continue our critical work together.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a registered charitable organization (Charity #: 11920 7157 RR0001) that needs your support!

*Donations over $20.00 are issued a Charitable Tax Receipt which will arrive via email, or via direct mail if requested.

Give Online

Make your gift today and help us continue to protect Swan Lake and Christmas Hill.

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By Phone 

Donations by credit card can be made over the phone by calling 250.479.0211 during our office hours:

Mon - Fri: 9am - 3pm


In Person 

Donations can be made in person by visiting the Nature House during operating hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu 9am - 3pm | Wed, Fri 9am - 1pm | Sat + Sun - Closed currently


By Mail 

If you wish to make a gift by mail, please send your cheque payable to

'Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary' to: 

3873 Swan Lake Road 

Victoria, BC  V8X 3W1 

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Planned Giving 

If you are interested in exploring an ethical wills and leveraging your legacy for a cause you care about please reach out -- info [@] or read more on our Planned Giving page.


In-Kind Donations

We accept in-kind donations of many items!

In order to receive a Charitable Tax Receipt, the Fair Market Value of the items must equal $20 or more, and we must also receive supporting documentation (e.g.: receipt, or copies of adverts for similar items) to determine Fair Market Value.

If you wish to donate an item valued above $1,000, the item must be appraised by a third party.

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out! info [@]  250.479.0211


We have created a 'Nature Sanctuary Wishlist' with the specifications of our current needs. [Click URL embedded here in blue text]

These donations will help us with Animal Care, Educational Programming, our new Wetland Exhibit,

and supplies for our Adopt A Patch Ecological Restoration and Stewardship Skills Programming.

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Animal Care Supplies

  • Fine tip dry erase markers
  • Cuttle bones (calcium supplement for Wrinkles)
  • Cocofibre (Exo Terra brand)
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Grocery gift card, for Wrinkles' fruits and veggies
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Wetland Exhibit Items

  • Wetland books
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Wobble seats
  • Visual timer
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Educational Program Supplies

  • New felt-tip markers
  • Magnetic reuseable name tags
  • Lamination pouches (8.5" x 11", 11" x 17")
  • Michaels Craft store gift cards for general supplies
  • 8.5" x 11" copy paper

Adopt A Patch Supplies

  • Job box
  • Loppers
  • Secateurs
  • Gloves
  • Help us to purchase high visibility Nature Sanctuary vests!

Donate Your Car

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society.

Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.

When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location).

Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for the Nature Sanctuary to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, you will receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.

Online donations - secondary option

Through Canada Helps, donations to Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal and gift certificates.