Victoria Park Nature Education

Summer 2023 Victoria Park Eco-Activities


Groups of 10-25 people can sign-up for hands-on, outdoor fun in nature. Contact [email protected] to book one of the following programs:

Wildlife Adventure
Discover the incredible wildlife of Victoria Park and how they make the forest their home. Owls, frogs and squirrels, oh my! See some of our pond swimming and tree dwelling creatures up close and discover what they need to survive.

Senses in Nature
Explore the forest the way that animals do! Learn about the interesting wildlife of the forest and how they use their senses in unique ways. Practice using owl-eyes, hare-ears, and other senses during a variety of fun activities. What forest treasures will you find?

Art in the Park
Join us for arts and crafts in the park! Learn about local owls while making pinecone owls, talk trees while making leaf rubbings, or chat about foxes and raccoons during a guided drawing session!

Self-Led Nature Activities

Every week this summer, a self-led nature activity will be available to pick-up near the Victoria Park clubhouse off Forbes Kennedy Way. The activities encourage nature-learning along with meaningful and fun time outside. Activities take around 30 minutes to one hour and can be completed in the park.

May 29 – June 2: Leaf Hunt

June 5 – June 9: Pollinator Tracker

June 12 – June 16: Animal Woodland Journal

June 19 – June 23: Environmental Stewardship Bingo

June 26 - June 30: Chipmunk Scavenger Hunt

July 3 – July 7: Native Plant ID

July 10 – July 14: Animal Woodland Journal

July 17 – July 21: Pollinator Tracker

July 24 – July 28: Super Secret Spy Mission

July 31 – August 4: Arboretum Scavenger Hunt

August 7 – August 11: Plant Woodland Journal

August 14 – August 18: Leaf Hunt

August 21 – August 25: Pirate Adventure

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Victoria Park Arboretum Self-Guided Tour

(click map image above for full tree tour details) Take a walk in the Victoria Park Arboretum and discover some of Prince Edward Island’s native trees, shrubs and wildflowers in the native plant garden. 

The arboretum at Victoria Park displays a diversity of woody plants representing Prince Edward Island’s native flora. Located in a woodland just south of the ball fields, the arboretum is a popular area for picnics and quiet activities. By its original definition, an arboretum is a botanical garden made up only of trees. At Victoria Park, the arboretum is comprised of both native trees and shrubs, some of which are quite rare!

In 1873, 40 acres of private Government Farm owned by the Lieutenant Governor was given as a gift to the citizens of PEI. Much of what is now park trails was landscaped, having once been agricultural land. Several non-native species, such as Norway maple, are present in the woods of Victoria Park due to ornamental plantings that occurred during the early development of the park. As time goes on, the arboretum will continue to grow, displaying the beauty of our Island’s native species for generations to come.

Click here for full details on the self-guided tour of the trees in the Victoria Park Arboretum.