Helen Schuler Nature Centre
3 Avenue South & Scenic Drive South,
turn west into the river valley
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Plodding down a shale trail, the crunch of splintered rock under your feet, the sky above you open and blue, a gentle wind at your back – just enough breeze to make you move a little faster, everything seems right in the world. Just when you think the morning couldn’t possibly get better, a slight stirring in the brush to your right makes you glance over. You can barely see them, but they’re there – a family of White Tailed deer; a mother and her offspring, standing as still as statues, their dark eyes fixed upon you waiting to see what you’ll do.
You’ll be amazed what you see when you wander through the wonderland of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. Every step is in the direction of indigenous beauty, and an opportunity to interact with the abundance of outdoor southern Alberta. You can take yourself on a soul affirming walking tour through the grounds, or you can draw upon the extensive knowledge of the centre’s staff and enthusiastic volunteers – all of which are more than happy to share their vast knowledge of the Oldman River valley ecosystem with you.
The interpretive centre is filled with up close and personal encounters – of both the animal and plant variety, and if you call ahead you can have an ecologist take you through the entire facility one-on-one.