John Janzen Nature Centre
Fox Dr and Whitemud Dr, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7
Witness the natural beauty of Edmonton!
|Getting There |||Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive next to Fort Edmonton|
|summer hours: 9AM to 6PM; winter hours: 9AM to 4PM|
Profile Last Updated: December 20, 2008
At the corner of Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive, surrounded by the beauty of the river valley, sits the John Janzen Nature Centre. Named for a local naturalist who founded the centre, John Janzen shows visitors, young and old, what makes the boreal forest so incredible. Along with being surrounded by one of the most beautiful areas of Edmonton, the centre allows guests to see the inner workings of the environment around us. Local visitors and out-of-town guests alike are sure to be impressed with the wonderful sights that the centre has to offer.
A Great Learning Environment
The John Janzen Nature Centre celebrates the natural history of Edmonton. In one visit to the centre, you too will see that there is a lot to celebrate. Take advantage of the serene surroundings by taking a walk along one of the scenic nature trails or visiting the prairie pond. Explore the fascinating animal and insect life that is all around us at the honeybee hive or the wildlife exhibits. Guests young and old are sure to come away from the centre with not only a better understanding of the natural environment around us but also how beautiful it is.
A Sight for Every Season
Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, the John Janzen Nature Centre has something to show you. The centre has both indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as attractions and events planned year round. From pond dipping to Halloween bonfires to snowshoeing, the centre has something for every occasion and then some. Come see one of the dazzling seasonal changes exhibits or attend one of the events planned around holidays and you’ll see exactly what a special place John Janzen Nature Centre is.
Tip Sheet: wheelchair access is available but some areas may be difficult to navigate for people with reduced mobility. Social events and other gatherings are supported by the facility. Please contact the John Janzen Nature Centre for more details.