Gorge Park Nature House welcomes visitors every weekend

Gorge Park Nature House welcomes visitors every weekend

You could call it, a sure sign of spring.

The Gorge Waterway Nature House in Esquimalt Gorge Park opened its doors to the public today.

The Nature House was created in 2008 at a former concession stand.

Fully renovated just a few years ago, it offers educational programs for people of all ages.

Volunteers offer a focus on the ecosystems of the Gorge waterway, Portage Inlet, and the surrounding watersheds.

Hanna Thomson, a volunteer at the Nature House, hopes many people will visit the House this spring and summer.

“It’s a really great central point for people to come and to see how their living actions impact our waters.

“It’s this little sanctuary in the city that a lot of people don’t know about.”

And visitors agree!

“I just feel so excited, because I’m very concerned about keeping this waterway clean, and I’m speechless with how fabulous [the Nature House] is!”

“They are here informing people” says another visitor. “They have a great model of the watershed in the area, tons of things for kids to do, and really good resources.”

The Gorge Nature House is now open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 until 3:00. It will be open daily, starting june 1st.

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