Outdoor and In-class Nature Programs at no cost to West Kootenay Schools!


West Kootenay EcoSociety is also hosting all-day all week nature camps for primary and intermediate kids and one camp for elders!

Where is Kokanee Creek Nature Centre ?  We are  located at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Wildlife Videos on Youtube 

We have our own Youtube channel at "Kokanee Nature Investigators".  Watch over 50 wildlife camera videos from Kokanee Creek.

Two of our latest videos:

End of April at Kokanee Creek Park

Beaver builds on our camera!

Learn about Kokanee Creek 

Educators can download Kokanee Creek presentations in-line with school curricula

  • The plants of Kokanee Creek

    Roots, Shoots and Rattlesnake Mushrooms: a selected botany of Kokanee Creek that discusses some usage, including aboriginal, some life cycles, and interesting facts and descriptions of plants, fungi and lichens.

  • Kokanee Salmon

    A discussion of the Kokanee Salmon as the keystone species of Kokanee Creek. Looks at aboriginal technology and salmon, human influence on salmon, and Kokanee life cycle

  • A Kokanee Year

    A Kokanee Year uses trail cam videos and photographs from the park to show the birds, fish and animals of the park as the year changes. Life cycles, interactions of plants, animals and people in the ecosystem are highlighted.


Get detailed program information on the Nature Centre website.

The Nature Centre will be open from 9am to 8pm every day of the week from June 30 through Labour Day! Check out our calendar of events for more details. 

If you have any questions about summer programming at the Nature Centre, call 250-825-4723 or email NatureCentre@ecosociety.ca 

For the Kokanee salmon school program, teachers can contact Nancie Dohan: nanciedohan@gmail.com  or call 250.592.1956 (H) or 250.360.3327 (W) 

Don't miss the annual Red Fish Festival that takes place on the last Sunday of August at 11 am to 5 pm.

Facility Rental

The Nature Centre is available for rent April, May, June, and October. The Centre offers unparalleled scenery and the theatre holds 75 persons. Email NatureCentre@ecosociety.ca for rates and availability.



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