Inspiring a love and appreciation for nature

Inspiring a love and appreciation for nature

Since 1979

Learn about the Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation

The Edmonton Nature Centre Foundation (ENCF), established in 1979, is a registered charity with a mandate to:

Raise funds towards redevelopment and enhancement of indoor and outdoor areas at John Janzen Nature Centre;

Promote conservation and environmental education;

Increase public awareness and appreciation for nature and the environment.

Our Work

We are a small but mighty team of volunteers with one dedicated part-time staff. Our work evolves around inspiring a love and appreciation for nature for Edmonton and area residents and visitors.

Tegler Discovery Zone – ENCF raised more than $500,000 towards this capital initiative. Climb a birch tree and hang out underground in a squirrel’s midden. Get busy as a bee with our live bee hive and build your own flower to pollinate. These are just some of the things you can do in the Tegler Discovery Zone at John Janzen Nature Centre.

Tegler Discovery Zone – ENCF raised more than $500,000 towards this capital initiative. Climb a birch tree and hang out underground in a squirrel’s midden. Get busy as a bee with our live bee hive and build your own flower to pollinate. These are just some of the things you can do in the Tegler Discovery Zone at John Janzen Nature Centre.

John Janzen Nature Centre – redevelopment and enhancements.

We raise funds towards the ongoing development of the nature centre for the enjoyment of thousands of children and families visiting each year.

Events

We host regular education and awareness events on a host of nature and sustainability-related topics.

Trail Walks

With the assistance of the Wild Rose Ramblers, we provide detailed maps of walks you can enjoy in Edmonton’s river valley and surrounding areas.

Walking Group

We provide ongoing support to the Wild Rose Ramblers walking group.

in and around edmonton

William Hawrelak Park

William Hawrelak Park

Emily Murphy Park and Beyond

Emily Murphy Park and Beyond

MacKinnon Ravine and Government House Park

MacKinnon Ravine and Government House Park

Victoria Promenade

Victoria Promenade

Terwillegar Park

Terwillegar Park

Cameron Heights from the Haddow Neighbourhood

Cameron Heights from the Haddow Neighbourhood

Whitemud Ravine Nature Reserve

Whitemud Ravine Nature Reserve

Sandy Mactaggart Sanctuary & Twin Brooks Neighbourhood

Sandy Mactaggart Sanctuary & Twin Brooks Neighbourhood

Smith Crossing Loop

Smith Crossing Loop

Magrath Heights Neighbourhood Loop

Magrath Heights Neighbourhood Loop

Windermere Neighbourhood

Windermere Neighbourhood

Kirk Lake next to Mooncrest Neighbourhood

Kirk Lake next to Mooncrest Neighbourhood

Muttart Conservatory and Outside Gardens

Muttart Conservatory and Outside Gardens

Camel Humps Nature Reserve

Camel Humps Nature Reserve

Mill Creek Ravine North

Mill Creek Ravine North

Queen Elizabeth Park and the Famous Five Parks

Queen Elizabeth Park and the Famous Five Parks

Riverside Golf Course Circle

Riverside Golf Course Circle

Dawson Park to Kinnaird Ravine Park

Dawson Park to Kinnaird Ravine Park

Kinnaird Ravine Park

Kinnaird Ravine Park

Constable Ezio Faraone Memorial Park & Alberta Legislature

Constable Ezio Faraone Memorial Park & Alberta Legislature

John Janzen Birch Tree Trail

John Janzen Birch Tree Trail

River Loop

River Loop

Fort Edmonton Footbridge Loop – Patricia Ravine

Fort Edmonton Footbridge Loop – Patricia Ravine

Keillor Trail Walks

Keillor Trail Walks

Top of Keillor Trail to University of Alberta South Campus

Top of Keillor Trail to University of Alberta South Campus

Brookside Loop

Brookside Loop

Hidden Trail Loop (Grandview Nature Walk)

Hidden Trail Loop (Grandview Nature Walk)

Tufa Trail

Tufa Trail

Buena Vista Park

Buena Vista Park

Pond Walk in Terwillegar & Mactaggart Neighbourhoods

Pond Walk in Terwillegar & Mactaggart Neighbourhoods

Whitemud Ravine Nature Reserve

Whitemud Ravine Nature Reserve

Fort Edmonton Footbridge Loop

Fort Edmonton Footbridge Loop

Sir Wilfred Laurier Park

Sir Wilfred Laurier Park

Riverdale to Dawson Bridge

Riverdale to Dawson Bridge

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

Rossdale to Kinsmen Sports Centre

Rossdale to Kinsmen Sports Centre

Mill Creek Ravine South

Mill Creek Ravine South