Ages 3-5

Nature crafts, outdoor exploration, games and more!

Join us at the Botanical Gardens surrounded by beautiful forest and the Tofino mudflats. A child’s ideal playground. Your child’s natural curiosity leads to exploration and a deeper love of learning about the natural world. Activities will help build your child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development through games, songs, stories and free play. We will learn about seasonal changes, local plants, animals and practice our wilderness skills.

3 Semesters

Fall Semester:
Sept – Dec: Registration Opens September 2021

Winter Semester:
Jan – March: Registration Opens December 2021

Spring Semester:
March – June: Registration Opens March 2022

Days: Mondays

Times: 1:30-4:30

Location: Tofino Botanical Gardens School House

What to Bring:
Please always send your children with rain gear and warm layers. Our weather changes very quickly here, so it’s best to be over prepared than under prepared as we will try to spend most if not all of our time outside.

What to Bring List

2020/2021 Program Fees

Fall

Full term: $360
Drop-in: $30/day

There will be no class on the following days:

  • Oct 11 – Thanksgiving
  • Nov 11 – Remembrance Day

Winter

Full term: $240
Drop-in: $30/day

There will be no class on the following days:

  • Feb 21 – Family Day
  • April 15 & 18 – Easter

Spring

Full term: $360
Drop-in: $30/day

There will be no class on the following days:

  • April 5 – Easter Monday
  • May 24 – Victoria Day

*If it is not feasible for you to pay the semester in full we can create a payment plan.

To register – Please complete the form below.

Program Considerations

Tofino Nature Kids is a nature immersion program. We spend almost all of our time together outside. Please consider if your child will be comfortable in an outdoor learning environment. Your family must be committed to ensuring your child is suitably dressed and fully prepared for the weather every day. We do have a small covered area for especially soggy or windy times.

Our program only has invisible walls, therefore, our programs are not suitable for children who are prone to uninhibited “wandering”.

Program Registration

FAQs

Have questions about our programs? Visit our FAQ’s & What to Bring page.

Tofino Nature Kids Programs are currently offered in Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”

– Rachel Carson