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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a wild oasis in the heart of the urban landscape and includes two distinct ecosystems, a beautiful marshland around Swan Lake and the rocky, oak-forested highlands of Christmas Hill. Both habitats are home to an incredible array of native plants and wild animals.

The Sanctuary is a living classroom fostering a greater understanding of nature through direct experience. Educational programs are available for all ages that encourage stewardship of the natural environment. To protect our native plants and animals, please remember that dogs are not permitted in the Sanctuary.

Managed by a non-profit society, this urban refuge provides an exceptional opportunity to bring people and nature together.

We welcome you to explore and discover.

Parks we work in:

  • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Things we do:

  • citizen science project(s)
  • environmental education
  • environmental restoration
  • gardening
  • invasive species removal
  • native/pollinator gardens
  • nature walks
  • stewardship

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 3873 Swan Lake Road, Victoria, BC, Canada