Victoria Park Nature Education

Nature Education - Group Programming

Check back in the Spring for information on Nature Education Programming for 2023!
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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. 

Summer 2022 Victoria Park Eco-Activities

Self-led environmental activities for children and families will be available in Victoria Park. All needed supplies will be provided that people to help themselves to. To take part, find the activities on the veranda of the ball field clubhouse located at the Forbes Kennedy Way park entrance on Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from June until the end of August.

Lunchtime Guided Nature Walks

Join City of Charlottetown nature education staff from 12:15-12:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 21st to August 18th for a guided walk to explore the wild side of Victoria Park. Meet at the veranda of the ball field clubhouse located near the Forbes Kennedy Way entrance.