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Scales is a nature centre and park focused on the conservation of Canadian reptiles and amphibians. Our centre features the most complete live collection of these creatures in the country. Visitors can touch and hold some reptiles, with help from...more
My husband and I visited for the first time. We had a personal tour. Chris, our guide, has a vast knowledge regarding the creatures in the exhibits and it was obvious that the staff care deeply about their work with the animals. Many of the...More
Staff and volunteers educated myself and my family on snakes, and turtles.
Interesting place to take children of all ages.
Off the beaten path and be careful driving in and out on road leading to the Nature Park as potholes are plentiful. Drive with caution
We found Scales a few years ago and now come back every year while on our summer vacation. Lots to look at and we love that you are able to hold many of the snakes. When they aren’t that busy you get a personal guide...More
I went with my 10 year old daughter for our first visit. We had a private guide accompany us who was interesting and well-informed. We were able to handle many animals (various snakes, geckoes, and lizards). Outdoors there are hiking trails. We happily spent 4...More
This is a great educational venue to expose kids to hands on experience to reptile and animal life. Staff is very informative and accommodating. We've been taking the grand-kids here every summer for years when they are down visiting. Only comment I have is that...More
Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Garry M
Scales N, Founder at Scales Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018
Hi Garry! We're glad you think so highly of us, and thanks for bringing the grand-kids! I just wanted to add some info on the cost- we did have a price increase this year, about 25-30%- for example a family pass (2 adults, 2 kids)...More
This place is amazing for kids, totally worth a stop and reasonably priced. Kids get to handle some creatures and will on slower days get 1 on 1 interpretation. There is a nice trail to walk after your visit in their back yard also. Have...More
Our open hours vary seasonally. Spring (March break to late June) and fall (Labour Day to Halloween), weekends 11-4. Summer, 10-5 except closed Tuesday. We are always open for groups/families by appointment as well.
Go South on Highway 11, and get off at line 15. From there you want to pass the candle factory (which will be on your right) and find number 82 on the right hand side. There will be a big sign that says Scales... More
Go South on Highway 11, and get off at line 15. From there you want to pass the candle factory (which will be on your right) and find number 82 on the right hand side. There will be a big sign that says Scales Nature Park as you turn into our driveway.