Kitchener natural areas program


Kitchener's Natural Areas Program (KNAP) is an environmental program that promotes the stewardship of our community's treasured natural spaces by:

  • Engaging the community in environmental stewardship projects,
  • Educating people about our natural areas, and
  • Creating opportunities for people to experience nature in the city.

We fund and deliver this important program, through partnerships with the Waterloo Region Nature Club, Waterloo Stewardship Council, Nature Connect and Humans in Nature.

The Province of Ontario has issued a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

All Kitchener Natural Area programs have paused until further notice. Please subscribe to this page or follow us on social media to be updated when programming resumes.

KNAP (Kitchener Natural Areas Program) offers fun events and learning opportunities for people of all ages. Check out the programming that's currently available for Huron Natural Area and other natural areas in Kitchener. 

Drop in programs are free unless otherwise listed.

We have modified our programs to take into account necessary precautions related to COVID 19.  You may notice some differences to our winter lineup, however, we still have a great variety of options to support outdoor learning and play.  

Program participants will be asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure risk. Program participants will also be asked to follow safety precautions, such as physical distancing, for the duration of the program. Additional information will be provided via email to registered participants.

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