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Guest Services Desk

See the Guest Services desk for information on accessibility, services and programming.


Many of the areas in and around the John Janzen Nature Centre are wheelchair accessible.

Stroller Access

Many of the areas in and around the John Janzen Nature Centre are accessible by stroller. We have a family washroom near the front door and also a small stroller parking area by the front desk.

Food Services

Snack and beverage vending machines are available on-site, as well as an ATM for cash withdrawals.

Picnic and Lunch Locations

From Spring through Fall, outdoor green spaces and picnic tables are available around the John Janzen Nature Centre for a quick snack or lunch for individuals and groups. Our spaces are first-come, first-served.

We also have a small, seated indoor eating area for visiting parents and children, available year-round.

Please help keep our facility and river valley trails clean, and our local wildlife healthy by using indoor/outdoor garbage and recycling bins to dispose of any waste or empty containers.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop in the John Janzen Nature Centre provides a great selection of unique gifts and souvenirs. We have books, crafts and toys that are sure to please science and nature lovers of all ages.

Note: You do not need to pay facility admission to visit the gift shop.

Find the perfect gift or combine your visit with a stop at the Tegler Discovery Zone and Nature Centre.


Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Most City of Edmonton facilities, services, and attractions are closed until further notice. Learn more at

For More Information

John Janzen Nature Centre

7000-143 Street
Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive
Shared parking lot with Fort Edmonton Park


For more information, program registration, school and group program bookings call 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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