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NatureHood is a program of Nature Canada. Its goal is connecting people of all ages to nature right where they live — which, in Canada, increasingly means urban centres. We call this nearby nature!

NatureHood inspires urban residents to connect with nature through celebratory events, educational and stewardship activities and events, and wildlife observation, all set in urban green spaces and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA). Through strong partnerships with grassroots naturalist clubs and allies across Canada, NatureHood promotes nature awareness at the local level and exposes a new generation of nature lovers, naturalists and citizen scientists to nature all around them.

Since its inception in 2012, NatureHood has expanded to several major Canadian urban centres, further broadening the appeal of nature with all Canadians, with a special focus on youth and new Canadians.


What is a NatureHood?

Your NatureHood is nearby nature – it’s nature all around you!learn more

NatureHood Regional Partners

Discover the birds and wildlife in your NatureHood through our virtual tourslearn more

NatureHood Blog

Celebrate wildlife and connect to nature in your NatureHood! learn more

Backyard Birds Safari

Explore the various backyard birds in your NatureHood with our free resource! download here

Get the NatureBlitz Toolkit!

Encourage outdoor learning with the NatureBlitz DIY Toolkit for educators and parents. learn more

7 Ways to Help Species at Risk

Discover 7 easy ways that you can be a good neighbour in your NatureHood learn more

Bird Tweet of the Week

Learn about new bird species each week through our special feature on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out learn more

Bird e-Book Series

Learn fun facts on Canadian birds in our new series of e-Books, based off our featured Bird Tweet of the Week learn more

Nature Canada is pleased to support and collaborate with the following organizations:

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