Gorge Waterway Nature House in Esquimalt Gorge Park

The GWI supports member organization World Fisheries Trust in fundraising and event promotion for the Nature House, established in 2008 at a former concession stand in Esquimalt Gorge Park. Fully renovated in 2012/13 the Nature House is well set up to host groups up to 25 with indoor and/or outdoor interactive programs. The Nature House is jointly operated by the Gorge Waterway Action Society, with support from the Township of Esquimalt. Follow the Nature House on Facebook.

Opening hours for 2019

Summer (June 1 - Aug 31): Open daily 10am - 4:30pm
Fall (Sept. 1 - October 31): Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 3pm

*Hours are subject to volunteer availability*

The Nature House offers excellent environmental and marine educational programming for individuals and groups of all ages, focused on the ecosystems and habitats of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and surrounding watersheds. Resources at the Nature House include two Seaquaria with live local organisms in chilled marine aquaria, many interactive displays and a 3D model of the Gorge Waterway. Find out more and contact World Fisheries Trust to book a program.

Kids enjoying the watershed model at Canada Day celebrations
The interactive 3D model of the Gorge Waterway is an effective teaching tool used at the Nature House.