Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission by donation.


Nature at Leighton

Here at Leighton Art Centre, we are the proud stewards of 80 acres of natural foothills grasslands, featuring spectacular Foothills and Rocky Mountain views and supporting numerous local flora and fauna.

The next time you visit, be sure to get outside to take in the spectacular views and enjoy our walking trails, including our 3.5 km Bird Box Art Walk.

In winter, you are very welcome to explore the property on snowshoes (bring your own) during our regular operating hours.

We periodically offer Nature Programs on topics like identifying animal tracks in the snow, birding, and identifying local plants. If we have a nature-oriented program coming up, it’ll be displayed on our Workshops page and at the bottom of this page. 

Please note: you may find fewer programs during the winter months.

Learn more about Accessibility at Leighton Art Centre.

If you’re interested in birds, you’re going to love this ↓ video!

Nature Workshops

Recent Nature Workshops


Sold Out! Meet the Foothills: Birding at Leighton Art Centre

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Jim Critchley

Soul Picnic: A Return to Self

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

with Julia Dawson

Flowers in Bloom – Spring Photo Walk

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

with Pamela O'Brien

Discover the Night Sky!

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

with naturalist Jim Critchley

Sold Out! Who’s Hootin’? A Great Horned Owl Experience

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation

CANCELLED – Nature-Based Art: A Journey Through The Seasons – Winter

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Andrea Merredew

SOLD OUT! – Forest Bathing

October 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco

Make your own Nuno Felt Scarf

October 2, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

with Fay Hodson