Established in 1959, the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden is just 15 minutes from Edmonton. Services include experienced staff familiar with working with groups, free parking, guided tram tours, an outdoor patio café and a charming gift shop. Numerous special events are held throughout the season, including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival, Date Nights, the Wild Mushroom Exposition and the annual Luminaria event, where thousands of candles light the pathways of the Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display.
A nature adventure awaits you in the heart of Edmonton's River Valley. The whole family will love the programs, events and interactive exhibits on display at the John Janzen Nature Centre. At the centre's indoor Teglar Discovery Zone kids up to 10 years of age can climb the birch trees, hang out in the honeycomb bee hive and learn about nature and wildlife through play.
Discover Alberta’s fish, wildlife and aquatic ecosystems at Bow Habitat Station. Whether you’re a small fry or over the gill, there’s year-round fun for the whole family. Look into the eyes of Alberta's different fish species in the Discovery Centre aquariums; discover what it takes to raise millions of fruit each year; test your luck fishing in the Trout Pond (May 15-Oct 31); or take a stroll along the trails of the Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked!
The Alberta Mycological Society presents their annual “City of Champignons” Wild Mushroom Exposition. This “wildly” popular event will help you identify, learn, forage, taste and enjoy wild mushrooms. View specimens of wild mushrooms. Bring your own fungi for identification. Scientific displays, photos, field guides, cookbooks and much more. For information please visit our website.