All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in Canada

Canada has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 66 nature and natural history museums that are located in Canada.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in Canada? These are the ones:

  1. The Butchart Gardens1

    The Butchart Gardens

    Brentwood Bay
    The Butchart Gardens, located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, near Victoria, is a world-renowned tourist attraction. These meticulously maintained gardens offer a complete infrastructure for visitors to spend the entire day admiring the beauty of the flowers and plant species present. With over 700 species and more than a million plants that bloom throughout the year, the gardens provide a unique and captivating experience for all visitors.
  2. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park2

    Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a significant landmark located in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This simple suspension bridge crosses the Capilano River, providing a unique perspective of the surrounding natural beauty. It's an integral part of the local landscape and a popular destination for visitors.
  3. VanDusen Botanical Garden3

    VanDusen Botanical Garden

    VanDusen Botanical Garden is a beautiful botanical garden situated in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is named after local lumberman and philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen. The garden was opened to the public in 1975 and is jointly managed by the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association.
  4. Royal Ontario Museum4

    Royal Ontario Museum

    The Royal Ontario Museum, also known as ROM, is located in Toronto, the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is a museum dedicated to culture, art, and natural history. This museum is a significant cultural institution in Canada and offers a wide range of exhibits and collections that cater to various interests.
  5. Vancouver Aquarium5

    Vancouver Aquarium

    The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a marine aquarium situated in the beautiful Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is a non-profit organization that operates without any public subsidy. The aquarium is open 365 days a year, making it a perfect destination for tourists at any time of the year.
  6. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada6

    Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

    The aquarium boasts 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats from across the globe. These habitats are home to more than 20,000 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from over 450 species. This diverse collection offers visitors a chance to explore the rich biodiversity of our planet's aquatic ecosystems.
  7. Victoria Butterfly Gardens7

    Victoria Butterfly Gardens

    The Victoria Butterfly Gardens is a popular tourist site located in the Greater Victoria region of Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada. It is easily accessible and offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages.
  8. Bloedel Floral Conservatory8

    Bloedel Floral Conservatory

    The Bloedel Floral Conservatory is a botanical garden and bird park located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It offers a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of plant and bird species in a single location. The conservatory is a great place for nature lovers and bird watchers to spend a day exploring and learning about different species.
  9. Montreal Botanical Garden9

    Montreal Botanical Garden

    The Montreal Botanical Garden, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a vast expanse of 75 hectares (190 acres) filled with thematic gardens and greenhouses. This large botanical garden offers a diverse range of flora and fauna, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore different plant species in one location.
  10. Montreal Biodome10

    Montreal Biodome

    The Montreal Biodome, located in the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a unique facility that allows visitors to explore replicas of four different ecosystems found in the Americas. This immersive experience provides a unique opportunity to learn about and appreciate the diversity of life in these environments.
  11. The Biosphere11

    The Biosphere

    The Biosphere in Montreal is a unique museum dedicated to the environment. It is situated in the scenic Parc Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island. This location not only offers a rich learning experience about the environment but also provides a picturesque setting for visitors to enjoy.
  12. Toronto Music Garden12

    Toronto Music Garden

    This unique park is a reflection in landscape of Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello.
  13. Calgary Zoo13

    Calgary Zoo

    The Calgary Zoo houses an average of 1000 animals, representing approximately 120 different species from all continents. This diversity of species makes it a fascinating place for visitors interested in wildlife from around the globe.
  14. Nitobe Memorial Garden14

    Nitobe Memorial Garden

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  15. Bc Wildlife Park15

    Bc Wildlife Park

    The British Columbia Wildlife Park, located in Kamloops, is a large 106 acre zoo. It is recognized and accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), ensuring that it meets high standards of animal care and conservation. The park offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore and learn about a variety of wildlife in a safe and educational environment.
  16. Riverdale Farm Toronto16

    Riverdale Farm Toronto

    Riverdale Farm, situated in the urban neighbourhood of Cabbagetown in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a 3-hectare municipally operated farm. It provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a working farm within the city's boundaries. The farm is maintained by the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, ensuring its upkeep and preservation for the enjoyment of both locals and tourists.
  17. Parc Omega17

    Parc Omega

  18. Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea18

    Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

    The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a community aquarium and cultural learning centre located in Sidney, Canada. Formerly known as the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, it is dedicated to the ecosystem of the Salish Sea. This not-for-profit institution is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists, offering a unique opportunity to learn about the marine life and cultural significance of the Salish Sea.
  19. Victoria Bug Zoo19

    Victoria Bug Zoo

    The Victoria Bug Zoo is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is situated just one block north of the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel, making it easily accessible for tourists visiting the area. Its central location allows visitors to combine their visit to the Bug Zoo with other nearby attractions.
  20. Assiniboine Park Zoo20

    Assiniboine Park Zoo

    The Assiniboine Park Zoo, situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). These memberships reflect the zoo's commitment to maintaining high standards of animal care and conservation.
  21. Royal Alberta Museum21

    Royal Alberta Museum

    The Royal Alberta Museum, previously known as the Provincial Museum of Alberta, is a renowned institution dedicated to the fields of natural history and anthropology. It is situated in the residential neighborhood of Glenora in Edmonton. The museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and diverse cultures that have shaped Alberta and the world.
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    High Park Zoo

  23. Granby Zoo23

    Granby Zoo

  24. Edmonton Valley Zoo24

    Edmonton Valley Zoo

    The Edmonton Valley Zoo is situated in the river valley of Edmonton, Alberta. It is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton, making it a significant part of the city's attractions. The zoo is open almost every day of the year, providing visitors with ample opportunities to explore and learn about the various species it houses.
  25. Ecomuseum Zoo25

    Ecomuseum Zoo

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    Rosetta Mcclain Gardens

  27. Elmvale Jungle Zoo27

    Elmvale Jungle Zoo

    The Elmvale Jungle Zoo, located in Springwater, Ontario, Canada, operates seasonally from Victoria Day weekend until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. This information is crucial for tourists planning their visit to ensure they choose a time when the zoo is open.
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    Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat

  29. Magnetic Hill Zoo29

    Magnetic Hill Zoo

    The Magnetic Hill Zoo, located in Moncton, New Brunswick, is the largest zoo in Atlantic Canada. It is situated adjacent to Magnetic Hill and the Magic Mountain, covering an area of 16 hectares. The zoo is home to over 400 animals, offering a diverse range of species for visitors to explore.
  30. Campbell House Museum30

    Campbell House Museum

    Campbell House, located in downtown Toronto, is a heritage house and museum that dates back to 1822. It was originally built for Sir William Campbell, the Chief Justice of Upper Canada, and his wife Hannah. This historical site offers visitors a glimpse into the past, showcasing the lifestyle of one of Canada's prominent figures during the early 19th century.
  31. Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park31

    Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

    Jungle Cat World, initially known as "Orono Exotic Cat World," is a wildlife park that was founded in 1983. It is situated in Orono, Ontario, Canada, roughly 45 minutes to the east of Toronto, just off Highway 35 / 115. The park is open throughout the year and houses over 150 different animals, making it a diverse destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
  32. Greater Vancouver Zoo32

    Greater Vancouver Zoo

    The Greater Vancouver Zoo, located in Aldergrove, British Columbia, spans across 120 acres. This expansive area is home to a diverse range of animals and offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore and learn about different species in a natural and spacious environment. The zoo is situated in the western part of Canada, making it a significant attraction for both local and international tourists.
  33. Reptilia Zoo33

    Reptilia Zoo

    Reptilia is a collection of Canada's largest indoor reptile zoos, boasting a combined area of over 84,000 sq ft. The indoor exhibits feature a diverse range of over 250 reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. This provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore and learn about a wide variety of species in a controlled and safe environment.
  34. Papanack Zoo34

    Papanack Zoo

    The Papanack Park Zoo, located in Wendover, Ontario, Canada, is a small conservation park that opened its doors in 1994. The zoo changed hands in 2014, with the new owners maintaining its focus on conservation. This park offers a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about various species and the importance of conservation efforts.
  35. Aquarium of Quebec35

    Aquarium of Quebec

    Quebec City
    The Quebec Aquarium, a public aquarium, is situated in Sainte-Foy, within the province of Quebec, towards the eastern part of Canada. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the region and offers a unique opportunity to explore the aquatic life of Canada.
  36. Oaklawn Farm Zoo36

    Oaklawn Farm Zoo

    The Oaklawn Farm Zoo, situated in Millville, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a family-owned and operated establishment that opened its doors to the public in 1984. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse range of animals in a rural setting.
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    Canada’s Dinosaur Park

    Indian River
    Indian River Reptile and Dinosaur Park is a small reptile zoo located in Indian River, Ontario , approximately 15 kilometres east of Peterborough, Ontario . The zoo received accreditation in the year 2000 from Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums , and remains one of only a few accredited rept
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    Little Ray's Nature Centre

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    Butterfield Acres

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    Saunders Country Critters Zoo and Sanctuary

    North Grenville
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    Huntsman Marine Science Centre

    Saint Andrews
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    Scales Nature Park

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    Chinguacousy Park

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    FortWhyte Alive

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    Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre

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    The Uptown Zoo

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    St. Albert Botanic Park

    St. Albert
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    Huntsman Marine Science Centre

    Saint Andrews
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    Eby Farmstead

  51. Riverview Park & Zoo51

    Riverview Park & Zoo

    The Riverview Park & Zoo is a popular destination situated in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. This location offers a unique blend of natural beauty and wildlife, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers and families alike. Whether you're interested in exploring the park, observing the animals, or simply enjoying the outdoors, the Riverview Park & Zoo provides a variety of experiences for all visitors.
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    Adventures On Horseback

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    Killman Zoo

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    Killman Zoo

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    Island Hill Farm

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    Kangaroo Creek Farm

    Lake Country
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    Turda Farms Zoological Park

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    Comox Hands-on Farm

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    Nid O'truche

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    Zoo Animalia

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    Refuge Pageau

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    Saito Centre

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    Discovery Wildlife Park

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    Parc Marie-Victorin

    Kingsey Falls
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    North Arm Farm


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