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Address: 7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-442-5311
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A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John...

A gateway to the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley, the newly-renovated John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an urban setting.Enjoy the Tegler Discovery Zone indoor play space, try one of our great drop-in programs, and experience natural encounters. Group, school and birthday party bookings are available.

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A family must do!

John Janzen Nature Centre is a hidden classic. A great day out for the whole family, fun things to do and see. And some great hiking around the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Janzen Nature Centre is a hidden classic. A great day out for the whole family, fun things to do and see. And some great hiking around the area.

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Thank Brett K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What can I say, Absolutely nothing and I mean Nothing to see, Not worth the Short walk from Ford Edmonton park, never actually knew where it started and when it finished, I am still wondering what it is and why it was built ????

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Thank Manish J
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Kids only want to go in play area. Not much to see or enjoy. There are lot more better places in Edmonton..

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Thank Shahid M
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went on a field trip there with 18-20 children. It was not what we expect it. I thought they would have a variety of activities for children but that wasn't the case.

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Thank Carolina K
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I decided to make a little playdate/birthday party for my daughter here with 3 other friends and tried to call ahead to see if they would allow snacks inside the centre when rain ruined our chance of snacks outside. When I arrived I was told that if children from a "real" pre booked party came, all the kids who did... More 

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Thank Marcie_Traveller
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fun, small little gem of a place near Fort Edmonton. The bees are fascinating, the indoor adventure park, while small, was really fun for the kids...they didn't want to leave. Lots of cool trails around.

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Thank Alan B
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

On the way to Fort Edmonton stop by this cute little place and learn about nature bugs and other related things.

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Thank Michelle W
Beaumont, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The indoor playground for the kids is nice for rainy days, however, it needs maintenance, lots of the toys are missing most of the time that we go there so the kids cannot actually do the activities that are there.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Get in touch with nature -- visit the paths, enjoy the exhibit room - sometimes with live creature, nature walks and the recent addition of an excellent play room for toddlers and elementary ages.

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Thank paulduo
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Young and old can enjoy the site, both inside and out. It is centred in the river valley close to Fort Edmonton Park. The beehive area is great for children under 10. The wilderness pond can be explored by all ages.

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