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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Indian Battle Park Road, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
403-320-3064
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Lethbridge
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering diverse and dynamic nature...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering diverse and dynamic nature interpretive programs in our community through a team of volunteers, staff and partners. Hours of Operation: Regular Hours (October to May)Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Summer Hours (June to August)Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Admission: Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Driving Directions: •at 3rd Avenue South and Scenic Drive South, turn west into the river valley •at the bottom of the hill turn right•follow the road and turn left after the Alberta & Baroness Picnic Shelters•the Nature Centre is currently in this temporary location while our main centre undergoes renovations until early 2014.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Residents and visitors of Lethbridge are lucky to have free access to such a wonderful facility! The sustainable design of the building is an attraction in and of itself; the living roof provides an excellent vantage point of the river valley forest, high level bridge, and the coulees (bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the patio). While some visitors... More 

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Lethbridge
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Not much there. Great place for presentation for children. The docent was very personable and excited about the place.

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HSNC110, Manager at Helen Schuler Nature Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Helen Schuler Nature Centre! We are very excited about our newly renovated facility and certainly agree it is a great spot for children and families to learn about nature. Very happy to hear your feedback on our volunteer team - they are always willing to share their knowledge of the area and are a valuable... More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Good an interesting trails for all ages & fitness levels. Nature centre staffed with helpful, knowledgable staff. Interesting exhibits in the nature centre. Very good playground very close. Lovely setting in the river valley.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Located in the Oldman River valley, the Nature Centre is home to a 23 year old American Crow with a most interesting story. If you wish to pet a 7 foot snake (not poisonous!), and staff are nearby, this is the place. Staff are informative and friendly. Be sure to sit on the roof top and appreciate nature.

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Vancouver, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stopped into the center and were impressed by the new building and displays. The "guide" was very informative and enthusiastic.

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not too much to see at the centre recently when I was there in early July there was a snake, a raven, and some lizard, I was hoping there was more to see.

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Coaldale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Those of us that live in southern Alberta sometimes don't realize what we have right here. The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is one of the amazing charms of our region. The centre is located in the Old Man River bottom in the coulee and is easy to find. The new building is beautiful and overlooks the nature reserve towards the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is a perfect place for young families, as the kids would enjoy the stories and explanations by the employees. You can pet the snake and say hi to the 23-year-old crow who was here since it was born. For the first time I saw the salamander which apparently is a quite common creature in Alberta. We also went into... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Recently took my visiting family here to have a look at the newly renovated building. I was embarrassed when we walked in and all there is in the building is a salamander, the old crow and a snake. Nephew and niece got to hold the snake which they thought was pretty cool. We didn't find much interest in pictures of... More 

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HSNC110, Manager at Helen Schuler Nature Centre, responded to this review

Thank-you for your visit to our newly renovated building. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy our current exhibit "The World Under Your Feet" that looks at microscopic creatures living in soils. Our exhibits change three times a year so it is always worth coming back again to discover a different topic. We are glad to hear that your... More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is a wonderful place to spend some time and learn all about the Old Man River Valley; the eco system, flora and fauna. The guides are all knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. They run many different classes, and activities for all ages both in groups or for individual visitors and it is free!

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