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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


Family Art and Nature Series: Something to Hoot About!

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Sold Out! Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Andrea Merredew

Learn basic knife carving skills in the first installment of our Earth Art Series!

Sold Out! Discover the Night Sky

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
with Jim Critchley

Join us for an evening of watching the satellites, stars and constellations at the Leighton Art Centre!

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

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
with Jim Critchley

Join our resident naturalist Jim Critchley on a guided nestbox tour of the Leighton Art Centre’s Bluebird Trail!

Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Andrea Merredew

Learn basic knife carving skills in the first installment of our Earth Art Series!

Discover the Night Sky

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
with Jim Critchley

Join us for an evening of watching the satellites, stars and constellations at the Leighton Art Centre!

Family Art and Nature Series: As Snug as a Bug!

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Family Art and Nature Series: We’re Nuts for You!

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
With Jim Critchley

Join our resident naturalist Jim Critchley on a guided nestbox tour of the Leighton Art Centre’s Bluebird Trail!

Build a Birdhouse

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
with Jim Critchley

Make your very own birdhouse for your backyard friends!

Family Art and Nature Series: Woodland Creatures!

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Youth Earth Art Series: Wildcrafted Paint, Ink & Tools

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Andrea Merredew

Make art materials from nature in the second installment of our Earth Art Series!

Discover the Night Sky

June 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
With Jim Critchley

Join us for an evening of watching the satellites, stars and constellations at the Leighton Art Centre!

Earth Art Series: Wildcrafted Paint, Ink & Tools

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Andrea Merredew

Make art materials from nature in the second installment of our Earth Art Series!

Recent Nature Workshops