Welcoming visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. 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


Forest Bathing

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
with Alberta DeFrancesco

With no specific destination, we will wander, observe and immerse ourselves in nature.

Forest Bathing

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
with Alberta DeFrancesco

With no specific destination, we will wander, observe and immerse ourselves in nature.

Recent Nature Workshops


 

Session 2: Oil Landscape Painting

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Theresa Williams
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

CANCELLED – Exploring Sustainability: What It Means for Albertans!

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre
 

POSTPONED – Make Your Own Water-Based Paints!

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre
 

An Earth Day Experience: Blending Science & Art

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre
 

Sold Out! FREE The Serious Dyeing Workshop: Silk + Plants

September 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Andre Paradis & Wednesday Lupypciw
 

Forest Bathing

August 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

Forest Bathing

July 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Alberta Defrancesco
 

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

April 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Jim Critchley