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Passport to Nature

Passport to Nature

passport to natureWe are very happy to introduce our first ever Passport to Nature! It’s a series of events throughout the year to get outside and explore the properties that The Couchiching Conservancy helps to protect. There are hiking trips, biking, canoeing, and much, much more. All of these events are guided by local naturalists. So, scroll down this page and read more about the events and mark your calendars for the Passport to Nature!

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Sponsors – MediaSchedule of EventsDownload Your PassportPassport Pictures


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 Gosling Foundation


Thor Motors

Century 21



Many thanks to the following media sponsors that have assisted to spread the word about the Passport to Nature:

Media Sponsors

We are grateful for the support from:

Orillia Community Development Corporation


passport to nature brochureDownload or pick up a Passport from The Couchiching Conservancy’s office.

You can also pick up your Passport at the following locations:

  • City of Orillia Parks & Recreation
  • Downtown Orillia
  • Garfield Dunlop’s office
  • Bruce Stanton’s office
  • The Bird House Nature Company
  • Orillia Chamber of Commerce
  • Port of Orillia (opens in May)
  • Information Orillia inside the Library


(just click on the date to read more and to register)


24may - 25may 246:00 pmmay 25Carden Challenge


1jun9:00 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Spring Wildflower Photography
5jun10:00 am- 11:30 amPassport to Nature: Backyard Beginner Birding
9jun10:00 am- 3:00 pmPassport to Nature: Nuts for Nature
9jun10:00 am- 11:30 amPassport to Nature: Citizen Science


7jul9:00 am- 11:00 amPassport to Nature: Millennials Birding
10jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmPassport to Nature: Butterflies
20jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmPassport to Nature: Hike the Wildlands
25jul8:00 pm- 10:00 pmPassport to Nature: Intro to the World of Moths


11aug10:00 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Woodland Ferns