A new partnership between Parks Canada and the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea will showcase the natural and cultural features of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in Sidney.
Visitors will be introduced to the animals, plants and ecosystems found in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
The new programming, delivered by Parks Canada, will allow visitors to experience the great outdoors and learn about the environment, culture and history in the Salish Sea region. The new interactive programs will complement the current programming offered.
New features include:
- Visitors will be introduced to local endangered species like the (not-so) Common Nighthawk and the Contorted Pod Evening Primrose
- Learn what a clam garden is and how local Indigenous Peoples have managed clams and seafood for thousands of years in the Gulf Islands
- And discover why healthy sand dunes are so important to the local ecosystem.
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is located at 9811 Seaport Place in Sidney, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Parks Canada programs run Thursday to Monday until August 26, 2016.