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Gorge Waterway Nature House

Gorge Waterway Nature House

 

The Gorge Waterway Nature House is a educational space operated in partnership with World Fisheries Trust and the Township of Esquimalt. GWAS provides and manages the human resources for the Nature House through volunteers and summer students. The Nature House was designed to be a local community hub of environmental education and link environmental research with public outreach and youth education. The Nature House has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening and its capacity was further maximized after extensive renovations in 2012. Today, the Nature House hosts a Seaquaria Aquarium touch tank full of local marine species, a watershed model of the Gorge Waterway, and numerous interactive educational displays. There is something for everyone at the Nature House! We are also raising funds to add new items to the Nature House, like binoculars and GPS geocache devices. Donate Here today!

 

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Nature House Hours and location

The Nature House will re-open for the Spring season on March 18th.

Spring 2017 Hours (March 18 - May 31): Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00pm 

Summer 2017 Hours (June 1 - August 31): Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall 2017 hours (September 1 - Nov 30): Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

The Nature House is located in Esquimalt Gorge Park at 1070 Tillicum Road, admission is by donation, and it is wheelchair accessible.

 

Activities 

The Nature House is home to a Seaquaria Aquarium marine touch tank and renowned watershed model of the Gorge Waterway. It is home to an extensive library of local environmental resources and information. It also contains a child's play area with children's books, species identification station, and coloring sheets. 

 

Library

The Nature House is home to a wide range of fiction and non-ficiton books for people of all ages. We offer a range of nature based children's books, identification guides, and text books. 

 

Gift Shop
The Nature House offers a small selection of field idenficiation guides, curriculum and lesson plans, colouring books, posters, greeting cards, and books about the local history of the Gorge, the 
surrounding park, and the local ecosystem. It is a great place to find a gift for the environmental steward in your family!

 

Concession

We sell hot and cold drinks, light snacks, and other refreshments. 

 

Learn more about the Nature House here:  http://worldfish.org/projects/local/nature-house

 

Admission by Donation