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“A Snake & a Crow!”

Helen Schuler Nature Centre
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Lethbridge
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Owner description: The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is an urban nature centre delivering diverse and dynamic nature interpretive programs in our community through a team of volunteers, staff and partners. Hours of Operation: Regular Hours (October to May)Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Summer Hours (June to August)Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Admission: Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Driving Directions: •at 3rd Avenue South and Scenic Drive South, turn west into the river valley •at the bottom of the hill turn right•follow the road and turn left after the Alberta & Baroness Picnic Shelters•the Nature Centre is currently in this temporary location while our main centre undergoes renovations until early 2014.
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Located in the Oldman River valley, the Nature Centre is home to a 23 year old American Crow with a most interesting story. If you wish to pet a 7 foot snake (not poisonous!), and staff are nearby, this is the place. Staff are informative and friendly. Be sure to sit on the roof top and appreciate nature.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stopped into the center and were impressed by the new building and displays. The "guide" was very informative and enthusiastic.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Not too much to see at the centre recently when I was there in early July there was a snake, a raven, and some lizard, I was hoping there was more to see.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Those of us that live in southern Alberta sometimes don't realize what we have right here. The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is one of the amazing charms of our region. The centre is located in the Old Man River bottom in the coulee and is easy to find. The new building is beautiful and overlooks the nature reserve towards the river. The whole scene is one of indigenous nature with amongst the cottonwoods and overlooked by the longest and highest train bridge in the world that was built in 1909 by the CPR. The bridge is used daily to transport goods from all over Canada. Inside the nature centre is a special surprise as well. Peg Leg is an elderly crow that was rescued years ago and has been lovingly brought up by the staff of the centre. She is friendly and will often say "hello". The staff and voluteers are knowledgeable about everything dealing with our beautiful part of Canada and my wife and I always make it a stop to take visitors. Great job by everyone involved with this amazing attraction in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

It is a perfect place for young families, as the kids would enjoy the stories and explanations by the employees. You can pet the snake and say hi to the 23-year-old crow who was here since it was born. For the first time I saw the salamander which apparently is a quite common creature in Alberta. We also went into the "soil room" which explained everything about the world of the one-tea spoon soil :) This centre is also organizing bird watching and nature walks - great stuff!

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