Enjoy and Learn About Nature
The Irving Nature Park is open to the public, free of charge. Enjoy our scenic picnic areas and free gas barbecues.
Click here to view a map of the park. For more information, call 653-7367.
Schedule of Events 2013
|January 26, 2013|
With the full moon falling on the weekend, we’ll have plenty of light as we travel to Sheldon Point on snowshoes. We’ll tour the moon through binoculars and a small telescope, pointing out features of historical / geological significance. Not up for the full hike? The Saint John Astronomy Club will be at the barn will scopes for viewing Jupiter and its four moons, winter star clusters, the Orion nebula, and much more. The Astronomy Club will stay after the hike is finished for those who would like to take part in both.
Bring snowshoes (available for rent from the Scout Shop on Union Street in Saint John), a flashlight, and a mug for hot chocolate. Those who choose to participate in the night sky viewing only will not need snowshoes.
Meet at the Sheldon Point Trailhead barn at 1379 Sand Cove Road.
|May 1, 2013|
8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
Welcome Back (Park Opening)
Join park staff as they re-awaken from winter hibernation, open the gates, and spring clean the Information Kiosk. The roadway is now open.
Remember: on Saturdays the gate just past the Information Kiosk will open at 12:00 pm to vehicle traffic.
|Every Saturday |
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wheels to Heels
Come to the park to walk, run, or bike on the road without the worry of cars! Every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, the gate by the Information Kiosk will be closed to vehicles. Come and enjoy walking or biking on the vehicle-free road. Don’t forget to pick up your walker’s club cards and record your kilometres! After 12:00 pm, vehicles will be able to use the road as usual.
For more information on the Irving Nature Park Walker’s Club, please contact the park at 653-7367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|July 23, 2013|
Pirate Night at the Park
Join Pirate Dave under the Interpretation Shelter at the Irving Nature Park. Be sure to come in pirate costume to join Pirate Dave and his crew along with members of the Irving Nature Park staff. Enjoy stories of pirates and their search for treasure and adventure in the Bay of Fundy. Be sure to bring a mug for free INP pirate juice (hot chocolate).
Meet at the Interpretation Shelter beside the Information Kiosk. Rain date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
|December 7, 2013|
Uncle Dave’s Favorite Seasonal Stories
Join David Goss at the Irving Nature Park barn, which has been specially decorated for the occasion, as he shares the best Christmas stories - both religious and secular - that he has collected over the decades. All children will receive a Christmas tree ornament.
Dress warmly as the barn is not heated, and don’t forget to bring a mug for free hot chocolate and cookies.
Meet at the barn at 1379 Sand Cove Road.