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.

Opening hours for 2017

Spring (Mar. 18 - May 31): Sat and Sun, 10am - 3pm
Summer (June 1 - August 31): Daily 10am - 4pm
Fall (September 1 - November): Sat and Sun, 10am - 3pm

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.