Group Programs & Events

Nature-based park interpretation programs are offered in regional parks, enabling the public to learn more about the natural world around them. These programs tend to be designed for broader audiences but are also offered for more specialized interests based on audience needs or themes. Location is primarily at a regional park or along a regional greenway, but periodically are offered outside regional parks or in communities surrounding the park. 

Special events tend to be larger programs open to the general public. Often, they involve skill development or other activities aimed at enhancing opportunities for visitors to learn more about the regional park setting. Many special events are delivered in partnership with others. The goal is to building partner capacity, strengthen relationships or working closely with member municipalities.

Programs are advertised on the event calendar or through our program guide (Check It Out); some require pre-registration. Programs and events are generally accessible to all abilities and incomes.  Wherever possible, events strive to be accessible.


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Programs take place rain or shine. If you need to cancel or change the date of your program, a $25 administration fee will be retained. No refund will be issued for cancellations less than two weeks before the program date.


We deliver custom field trips and tours to groups and organizations, for both adults and children.

For example:

  • Search for clues to the hidden lives of spiders, slugs and bugs in Investigating Invertebrates for an ESL group
  • Find out how bats, owls and other nocturnal animals survive in a world without light in Navigating the Night for Scouts
  • Dip into rippling waters in search of fascinating stream life in Stream Searchers for your church group
  • Birds, Birds, Birds for your seniors club
  • Examine closely the harsh life of sea creatures in the intertidal zone in Seashore Sleuths for a summer camp

Our park interpreters can customize a program to fit your needs or suggest topics, including:

  • Wildlife tracking
  • Canoeing
  • Birding
  • Human health connections to nature
  • Orienteering and outdoor skills
  • Beaver tales
  • And much, much more!


Choose the best fit for your staff or volunteers, or make a custom request when you book online.

Connecting Children with Nature

For group leaders and educators who want to take children outside and reap the benefits of outdoor learning.  This workshop includes tips & tricks, tools of the trade, group management, activities and games to heighten sensory awareness, focus learning and engage with nature.

Nurture with Nature

For health professionals and any group interested in the health benefits of nature, and how to bring it into your practice.  Learn about current research and its practical application.  Experience first-hand activities that rejuvenate, reconnect and restore a sense of well-being.

Interpretation Skills Workshop

For those who want to learn the skills of inspiring audiences and forging connections between people and place.  Learn how to program plan, lead a guided walk, deliver prop talks and age appropriate activities.  This may of special interest to park workers, volunteers, camp leaders, and university students.

Naturalist Skills Workshop

For those seeking more natural history knowledge.  Our passionate park interpreters can share their local knowledge about topics from plant identification to tracking wild animals to melodic bird calls.  Discover ways to expand your awareness and enhance your observational skills of natural and seasonal phenomena. 


Programs are typically 2 hours long and cost $70 for every 15 participants. For example, 1-15 participants cost $70, 16-30 participants = $140, 31-45 participants = $210