Winter Family Nature Series – cancelled

December 20, 2020

December 31, 2020

$0 – $20.45

Royal Botanical Gardens - Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton, Waterdown


Events Description


Explore the outdoors as a family with guided nature programming! We’ve added a handful of NEW Family Fun Days dates to help you get outside over the holidays. (Space is limited, pre-registration required)


  • December 20: Conifer Curiosity. What makes an evergreen an evergreen? Just what is a conifer, anyway? Join our nature guide as you learn about these trees and the stories that have surrounded them through the seasons.
  • December 22: Season’s Tweetings. Join us on a nature walk featuring the birds of the season. Learn who’s here this time of year, learn some bird songs, then take a hike to test out your calls. Who knows, you may just call birds in to you!
  • December 23: Festive Frolic. Explore our Arboretum with your family as you learn about RBG in the winter. Hike through our woodlands and learn the stories of the season.
  • December 27: Who’s Been Here? There are more animals active in the winter than you think. Learn how to interpret the clues animals leave behind to see who’s been here before you!
  • December 29: Winter Wander. Join us for a walk during the coldest season of the year. Learn how plant and animals prepare for winter and keep warm despite the dropping temperatures.
  • December 30: Sensational Squirrels. Do squirrels hibernate? What does a squirrel home look like? How do squirrels hide their food? Answer these questions and more as our nature guides teach us about how squirrels ready themselves for the winter season.
  • December 31: NYE at RBG. What better way to spend the last day of the year than with your family at RBG? Come join us for a walk through the woods to explore New Year’s Eve traditions around the world.



Pre-Registration Required. $12 Child (4 to 12 years), free child (3 and under), $18 Adult + Service Fee

How to get tickets?



Date & Time:

December 20, 22-23, 27, 29-31, 2020, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


RBG Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9

Here is what RBG is doing to keep you safe:

  • All staff wear masks or face coverings.
  • All high touch point surfaces are sanitized regularly.
  • Signage is posted to help visitors find their way around our gardens safely so they can physically distance from other guests.
  • Limiting program sizes to prevent overcrowding.
  • Distancing of tables at all restaurant facilities to ensure safe dining.

Here is what you can do to make your visit safe:

  • Wear a mask or other face covering when you cannot physically distance from others and during programs.
  • Follow the directional signage and one-way paths on trails and in the gardens. Please step off the trail to let others pass, avoid congregating on narrow paths, and hike in small groups.
  • Be courteous to others during your visit. For example, using benches that are being provided as rest areas and please give priority to elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women.

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