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 2023 Victoria Park Eco-Activities

Check back in spring 2023 for details.