Ask the friendly staff at the Guest Services desk for information about accessibility, services and programming.


The John Janzen Nature Centre is an inclusive space. We offer an accessible washroom at the entrance and ramps in the Tegler Discovery Zone. A lift is available to access the classrooms. 

Stroller Access

The John Janzen Nature Centre is a family-friendly space. We welcome strollers and have stroller parking by the Guest Services desk.

Food Services

Snack and beverage vending machines are available on site.

Picnic and Lunch Locations

We have many outdoor locations for having a snack or lunch. Picnic tables are located in front of the facility and are first-come, first-served and not reservable. 

Our newly renovated “Nest” is a small seating area where families can have their snacks. Bright rainbows and interactive additions make it a fun place to take a break. 

Please help us keep our facility and grounds clean and free of litter. Use the garbage, green compost, and blue recycling bins located inside and outside. We are committed to be nature friendly, so when using the Birch Trail, please do not leave litter behind.

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop in the John Janzen Nature Centre provides a great selection of unique gifts and souvenirs. Find books, toys and more for science and nature lovers of all ages.

Note: You do not need to pay facility admission to visit the gift shop.

Find the perfect gift or combine your visit with a stop at the Tegler Discovery Zone and Nature Centre.


Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesday 9am-4pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am-4pm
Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday 9am-4pm
Holiday Hours

Dec 25 (Christmas Day)
Jan 1 (New Years Day)

Feb 19 (Family Day)
July 1 (Canada Day)
Aug 5 (Heritage Day)
Sept 2  (Labour Day)
Sept 30 (National Day of Truth and Reconciliation)
Oct 14 (Thanksgiving)
Nov 11 (Remembrance Day)
Dec 26 (Boxing Day)

Mar 25 - 29 (Spring Break)
Mar 29 (Good Friday)
Apr 1 (Easter Monday)
Dec 23 - Jan 3 (Winter Break) - Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1