Through our Kitchener Natural Areas Program (KNAP), we offer events and learning opportunities for people of all ages. We run these programs at Huron Natural Area and other spaces in Kitchener.

On this page:

  1. About the program
  2. Current programs
  3. Program cost
  4. Get email updates
  5. Tell us what you think

About the program

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

  • engaging the community in environmental stewardship projects
  • educating people about our natural areas
  • creating opportunities for people to experience nature in the city

We offer this program through partnerships with:

  • Waterloo Region Nature Club
  • Waterloo Stewardship Council
  • Nature Connect
  • Humans in Nature

Current programs

Open the accordions below for information about upcoming programs.

Yoga Hike

Date: 12-week session on Thursdays starting September 22 (registration ongoing)

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Huron Natural Area

Cost: $95.40

Get your vitamin-N (nature) along with your daily exercise on a 90-min yoga hike at Huron Natural Area. During this 12-week series of hikes, we will get to enjoy yoga breaks as we walk the trails in the beauty of the meadows, maples and pines! The walking pace will be moderate with leisurely portions. Yoga postures will be suitable for all skill levels. No yoga mat required, only comfortable footwear.

This program runs rain or shine but will be cancelled or re-scheduled if severe weather is expected. The instructor will provide registered participants with additional information via email closer to the event date. Please check your spam folder. 

Register online

Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, December 5

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: online on Zoom

Cost: free

Wind down your day with two guided meditations that draw on the elements of nature to help you ease into a state of peace and relaxation. This program is suitable for beginners.

This program is offered for free online through Zoom. Registration is required. 

Register online

Winter Solstice Forest Bathing - FULL

Date: Wednesday, December 21

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Huron Natural Area

Cost: free

Celebrate the changing of the seasons on an evening forest bathing walk led by a certified Nature Therapy Guide. The roots of this program stem from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, also known as “forest bathing”. This will be a gentle and mindful walk where we get to explore Huron Natural Area by nightfall and observe the seasonal changes. 

This program runs rain or shine but will be cancelled or re-scheduled if severe weather is expected.

The instructor will provide registered participants with additional information via email closer to the event date. Please check your spam folder. 

Register online

Program cost

Most programs are free. If there is a fee, we will include it in the program description.


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