Canoeing on the extensive wetlands on the Daphne Ogilvie Nature Sanctuary, BC (photo by Bernadette Mertens-McAllister)

Canoeing on the extensive wetlands on the Daphne Ogilvie Nature Sanctuary, BC (photo by Bernadette Mertens-McAllister)

Take time for nature

Here in Canada, we’re lucky to have spectacular natural landscapes remaining right across the country. Even if you live in the city, you can get outside and experience the joy and health benefits that the natural world can give you.

Whether it's a day trip somewhere nearby or incorporating a Conservation Volunteers event or a visit to a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) property during your holidays, NCC is encouraging Canadians to fit nature into their lives and get outside.

As a Conservation Volunteer, you’ll get a hands-on, educational experience. You’ll spend the day on a protected property, directly contributing to important work. Learn more:
Many of the places NCC protects have accessible trails or interpretive centres. Directions to sites across Canada can be found at

Please remember, when visiting any natural area that you should always:
•    Stay on designated trails
•    Take out what you bring in
•    Take only photographs and leave only your thanks

Here are some other ways to take time for nature:
•    Spend time in your local park. Bring a picnic, go for a walk or a bike ride
•    Visit a national or provincial park
•    Try a new outdoor sport like hiking, canoeing or kayaking
•    Rediscover your own backyard!

Share your time for nature story with us on our website or on social media using the hashtag #time4nature.

See you outside!


  • Nature Conservancy of Canada July 25, 2013 - 5:38
    Thanks for your comment, Burrski. I'm happy to report we are already helping -- check out our newest conservation area in BC, the Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area. It spans over 3,000 acres located right on the border, near Osoyoos. We have an active and growing program in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, so stay tuned for more great conservation news from that area!

  • Burrski June 28, 2013 - 9:19
    A lactating wolf made the front page of the Methow Valley News this week, giving us hope for our Lookout Pack. This pack needs the genetic insurance of new blood from just across the Canadian border, where the South Okanagan-Simikameen National Park Reserve is proposed. Our wolves and Pasayten Wilderness need your help.

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