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Passport to Nature – free events all year long

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The Passport to Nature program is now available!

We are very excited to share the 5th Passport to Nature program with you! The Passport program continues to be exceptionally popular and there is so much to learn and explore.

The basics:

  • Registration is required for almost ALL events
  • You can register one month in advance of the event
  • Specific location and directions are shared in the event confirmation
  • Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the event starts
  • Bring your own water bottle, hiking boots, hiking poles, snacks, sunscreen – whatever you need to enjoy your time outdoors!

If you have any questions, any of the staff are happy to help. Call the office (705.326.1620) or email

Passport to Nature Organizing Committee

Thank you to the wonderful people who have dedicated countless hours to making the Passport to Nature a success: Adam Thomson, Ginny Moore, Jamie Ross, Janet Machan, Jan Walinck, Joan Berndt, Pamela Fulford, Stefanie Moy-Shuster, Sue Deadman, Tanya Clark and Tom Wilson. A special thank you to Judy-Mitchell Wilson as well.

Sponsors Schedule of EventsDownload Your PassportPassport Pictures – Passport Canada


  2019 P2N Cover

  High resolution booklet
(heads up – it’s a big file)


  Low resolution booket
(but still good)


 Printed copies of the booklet are available from our office and a number of sponsors!


Please note! The date for Millenial Birding has been changed to Sunday, July 28.




(click on the date to read more)


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See more Passport to Nature events & others in our Event Calendar


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These wonderful sponsors make the Passport to Nature possible. Because of their support, there is no cost to attend any of the events. Please consider using your spending dollars at these businesses and organizations.

— Gold Sponsor —

Sojourn Outdoors

— Silver Sponsor —

— Bronze Sponsors —


Brewery Bay logo  

— Event Sponsors —

Lynda Hepinstall of Century 21Past Presidents Council, Heartwood Fund ~ James Dick Construction ~ BMO Wealth Management – John Mayo ~ Georgian Bay Printers ~ Ontario Waterway CruisesMorton Metals ~Subaru of Orillia ~ Remax – Ian and Franci Ross ~ K. McKechnie Architectural Design ~ Orillia Power

— Event Partners —

Back to FunctionBayview Wildwood ResortBird House Nature Company ~ Bruce Stanton ~ Crank & Sprocket Bicycle CoDr. Susy Lee DentistryDr. Louise Hill ~ Dufferin Aggregates ~ Ego’s Nurseries ~ Fashion TherapyJack & Maddy, A Kids’ Store ~ Jobu Design ~ Kawartha Dairy ~ Orillia Eyewear & iCare ~ Orillia Floor FashionLake Dalrymple Resort ~ Lakehead University ~ Lake Country Physiotheraphy ~ Maximum Mobility & Access Centre ~ McLean & Dickey Ltd Insurance ~ Michael Scott LandscapingMiller Aggregates ~ Pelee Island Winery ~ Pioneer HandcraftRussell, Christie, LLP ~ Terry Kalkanis, Sebright Capital Advisors Ltd ~ Sunshine Carpet & FlooringWagg’s

— In Kind —

Timber Mart Brechin ~ Staples Orillia ~ Carden Field Naturalists

— Media —

The Villager ~ Ontario’s Lake Country


Passports to Nature in Canada is your invitation to experience the marvels of our natural world in communities across Canada.  Each passport describes guided events that are open to all and often free. Where in nature will you travel this year?

A special thank you to The Gosling Foundation for inspiring environmental organizations and supporting engagement.

Passport to Nature Canada


Pelee Buzz:  

Pelee Island (Lake Erie), Ontario ~ March 22 to mid-December


Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory:

Prince Edward County, Ontario ~ April 20 to October 31, 2019


Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington:

Frontenac and L & A counties south of Highway 7 ~ April 2019 to February 2020


rare Charitable Research Reserve:

Waterloo Region/Wellington, Ontario ~ April to November, 2019


Thames Talbot Land Trust:

London Ontario and adjoining counties~ April 2019 to February 2020


Wellington Water Watchers ~ 2Rivers Festival:

Guelph, Ontario ~ May and June 2019


Long Point Basin Land Trust:

Treks, Tracts and Trees: Explore the Outdoors

Norfolk County, Ontario ~ May to October 2019


Nature Trust of New Brunswick:


The Land Conservancy of British Columbia:


2018 Passport to Nature