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John Janzen Nature Centre

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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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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... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Brett K
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Edmonton, Canada
BORING -Nothing here to see Actually .

What can I say, Absolutely nothing and I mean Nothing to see, Not worth the Short walk from Ford... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Manish J
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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

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.

Thank Brett K
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Reviewed 18 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 ????

Thank Manish J
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Reviewed 13 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..

Thank Shahid M
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Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Carolina K
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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...More

Thank Marcie_Traveller
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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.

Thank Alan B
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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.

Thank Michelle W
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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.

2  Thank Steven W
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Reviewed 15 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.

Thank paulduo
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Reviewed 10 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.

Thank elva111
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