Escape, Explore, Experience

The Wonders of Nature at the Wye Marsh Nature Centre

The Wye Marsh Nature Centre is located on 3,000 acres of provincially significant wetlands and federally designated forest in Midland, Ontario (in the Heart of Georgian Bay). Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to discover raptors & reptiles in our interpretive display hall, explore our hiking, biking, cross country ski & snowshoeing trails, experience canoeing & kayaking on a guided tour through the marsh channels, visit the observation tower, floating boardwalks, waterfowl monitoring platform, wildflower gardens, the bee house and so much more.   

We offer a variety of guided programming (both drop-in & pre-registered), from guided walks to mocassin making workshops!  


Interpretive Centre

Wye Marsh Nature Centre's  interpretive centre (located within our Visitor Centre) offers educational displays showcasing the natural & cultural history of the Wye Marsh.  It is home to a variety of native snakes & turtles as well as an additional exhibit that changes seasonally and features information on current topics/issues. 

In addition to our interpretive centre, our Visitor Centre includes:

  • Meeting spaces - for educational groups and programming, workshops, speakers, birthday parties and even wedding ceremonies!
  • Barrier free washroom.
  • Visitor Services - processing admissions and offering information on tours, programs, event & tourist information
  • Marsh Memories gift shop - books, souvenirs, gifts, light snacks and hot & cold beverages

Our Interpretive Centre is open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm daily.

*CLOSED Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


 

NEW! The Magnificent Monarch

 Learn about their life cycles, their extraordinary migrations, play a trivia game or view a butterfly wing up close. Also, throughout their breeding season (May -September) witness the different life stages of a monarch on our rearing table, complete with actual specimens of eggs, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and adults (butterfly)!

 


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The Friends of Wye Marsh is a not for profit organization whose mission is:
'We are a centre of excellence for wetlands research, interpretation and education based on the principle of stewardship and the importance of environmental awareness'