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Explore local wilderness with Passport to Nature!

Grant's Woods in the winter

There are four events left in this Passport program! Next up with space – Snowshoe East Coulson.

We are very excited to share the 4th Passport to Nature program with you! In celebration  of the 25th anniversary since the formation of The Couchiching Conservancy, we are offering 25 events. Yes, 25 events. The Passport program continues to be exceptionally popular and there is so much to learn and explore, 25 events just makes sense!

There is one slight change for this year with registration. This year, the event registrations will still be available ~1.5 months before the event date. This will ensure everyone has a chance to register, and the event date is front of mind. All details of the event are shared  in the booklet and online so you can mark your calendar in advance, and we will share when registration is open for each event through our e-newsletter and social media. We hope this altered system will work! 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, Arni Stinnissen, Ginny Moore, Jamie Ross, Janet Machan, 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


2018 Passport to Nature Booklet Cover





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



Low resolution booklet (but still good)





Printed copies of the booklet will be ready sometime next week!





(click on the date to read more)


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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

— Bronze Sponsors —

Lynda Hepinstall

— Event Sponsors —

Past Presidents Council, Heartwood Fund ~ James Dick Construction ~ BMO Wealth Management – John Mayo ~ Georgian Bay Printers ~ Investment Planning Counsel – Rhonda Cowen ~ Ontario Waterway Cruises ~ Orillia Power ~ Orillia Subaru ~ Remax – Ian and Franci Ross ~ Sunshine Carpet & Flooring ~ Walker Industries

— Event Partners —

Barn to be Wild ~ Bayview Wildwood Resort ~ Ben Cole ~ Bird House Nature Company ~ Bruce Stanton ~ Dr. Louise Hill ~ Dufferin Aggregates ~ Harvey’s Orillia ~ Jack & Maddy, A Kids’ Store ~ Jobu Design ~ K. McKechnie Architectural Design ~ Kawartha Dairy ~ Lake Dalrymple Resort ~ Lakehead University ~ McLean & Dickey ~ Miller Aggregates ~ Muskoka Field Naturalists ~ Orillia Naturalists’ Club ~ Orillia Volkswagen ~ Pelee Island Winery ~ Portage Store ~ Russell, Christie, LLP ~ Terry Kalkanis, Sebright Capital Advisors Ltd ~ The Water Market ~ Up and Out Sporting Gear ~ Wagg’s

— In Kind —

Timber Mart Brechin ~ Staples Orillia ~ Carden Field Naturalists

— Media —

The Villager



2018 Passport to Nature