We have a working collection of more than 500 natural history artefacts!
Our reference library is an invaluable source of information about local wildlife, plant life, and natural history.
With 15X magnification this microscope allows visitors to explore the finer details of things found outside.
This booklet brings together the vast knowledge of local naturalists, both past and present.
Over 300 bird species spend time in Lethbridge each year - use this guide to identify common forest birds.
Lethbridge is home to a small population of Prairie Rattlesnakes. Learn how to live safely in Rattlesnake territory.
Discover local pollinators! Learn what they need to survive and how they help contribute to thriving ecosystems.
Bumblebees are considered to be some of the most effective and efficient at pollinating.
Butterflies are important pollinators! They help produce seeds, berries and fruit.
Support pollinators using our list of pollinator friendly plants for container gardening.
It is important we are all doing our part to conserve and protect local native biodiversity!
Learn how to grow native prairie plants in your garden, help to conserve water and reduce the use of chemicals.
Select the right tree for the right location by consulting our list of climate resilient tree species to plant in Lethbridge.
An incredible tree passport, featuring many of our city’s most amazing trees!
This preservation area of 32 hectares is tucked away alongside the Oldman River across from the Nature Centre.
This research package is a compilation of current and local research in the area of water.
Explore Lethbridge’s parks and wildlife that you may encounter in a typical year in the Oldman River Valley.
Get Outside 101 - Nature Play Guides
Enjoy this series of fun and educational exploration cards, designed to assist teachers and parents in promoting numeracy, literacy, sensory exploration, physical literacy and creative expression skills in the great outdoors. With the support of Community Foundations of Canada, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, and the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society, we developed, printed, and distributed Get Outside 101 - Nature Play Guides.
Challenge yourself to try at least one fun outdoor activity every week!
Choose an activity category below:
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Discover the environmental impacts involved in the manufacturing of a t-shirt.
Explore the environmental impacts of bottled water vs. tap water.
Nature Quest Trail
Explore the rich biodiversity of the river valley! Start your adventure with this easy 350m, 650m, or 1km paved trail through the "200 Acre Wood!"Download Trail Guide
Oxbox Loop Trail
Get connected on Oxbow Loop Trail! This easy to moderate 1km loop highlights the connection between the river and adjacent land.Download Trail Guide
Coulee Climb Trail
Discover the layers and features of a coulee on this moderate 1km trail with inclines and stairs. Enjoy amazing views of our river valley.Download Trail Guide
Sweet Spots & Spectacular Shots
While we agree that ANY time and location is a great one to take a selfie, here’s our top 5 close and accessible picks!Download Trail Guide
Elizabeth Hall Wetlands
Explore this 32 hectares preservation area tucked alongside the Oldman River encompassing a wooded area, wetlands, and an oxbow pond. A bird-watcher's paradise!Download Trail Guide
Borrow Adventure Gear
Outdoor exploration can be made better with the right tools! Borrow some of our favourite tools to make the most of your next trip in the Lethbridge Reserve Park.Read More
Looking for outdoor activities?
Do not miss our Self-Directed Programs! We have many outdoor self-guided programs, activities, and on-line educational videos available.
Discover our collection of Self-Directed Programs - featuring activities to enjoy from home and opportunities available during your next visit.