Discovery Centers

Discovery Centers

Environmental Education in Vancouver Island's Provincial Parks

Whether you're a camper, a teacher or just out for a stroll, don't miss out on the amazing opportunities to learn and experience the magic of parks
offered at our Nature Houses.

Goldstream Nature House

Open Wed - Sunday, 9:30am - 4:00pm

NEW 2024 Spring Programs open for registration

We are excited to be relaunching spring school programs in Goldstream for the first time since the spring of 2019?  If you would like to register for one of these programs offered in April, May and June, follow the link here to visit our online booking portal. 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors visit Goldstream Park to experience the magic of this park.  The Goldstream Nature House with it's staff, volunteers and exhibits provides visitors a deeper connection and in-depth learning opportunity for all that they experience at Goldstream.  Whether you are a teacher, student, community group leader or visitor in the park, the Goldstream Nature House will have much to offer you.  Don't forget to visit the giftshop and make a donation - all proceeds go directly back to the Nature House to keep the doors open and education programs happening.  

With programming designed to inspire, engage and entertain, the Nature House is where the next generation of environmental stewardship is fostered.  Not only do visitors learn about responsible salmon viewing, they get a deep dive into salmon biology and ecology, learn about local flora and fauna, and experience all the recreational opportunities that our parks provide.

A LOOK BACK: Fall 2023 we had four Discover Park Ambassadors welcoming and engaging with groups, schools and visitors who wanted to learn more about the salmon run, check out the report on how it went HERE!

Rathtrevor Beach Nature House

Stay Tuned for 2024 Summer Opening Dates!

We opened the doors of the Rathtrevor Beach Nature House in the summer of 2023 for the first time since September 2019!  Park Visitors were able to meet with our Discover Park Ambassadors, ask questions about the park and participate in the many programs offered Thursday through Sunday in the park.  We are looking forward to rebuilding exhibits, bringing back the giftshop and providing school programming for spring of 2024.  You can help to make this happen by donating today. 

Your donation ensures that we can keep offering the programs you enjoy!

Make a Gift!

We issue tax receipts for all donations over $20, which can be used to claim charitable tax credits.
Tax receipts will be emailed within 4 weeks of your donation.

Other Payment Options:

In addition to credit card and bank withdrawals available through the above form, we also accept cheques, e-transfer and Paypal Giving. For further details, please email

BC Parks Foundation is the official charitable partner of BC Parks