Inside Out Nature Centre

Inside Out Nature Centre is your all season headquarters for adventures, inside & out!  Explore over 26 kilometres of trails for Nordic walking, mountainbiking, rollerblading, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Search for buried treasure using a GPS device. Learn to rock climb. Navigate Lily Lake with a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat. Whether you’re looking for a challenging adventure or a relaxing outing, we’ll provide the equipment and expertise to make your day adventure an exciting one.


Drop-ins welcome April through August. Pre-booking required remainder of year.


Canoe $28.75/hour
Singe Kayak$23.00/hour
Double Kayak$28.75/hour
Pedal Boat$28.75/hour
Paddle Board$28.75/hour
Aqua Bike$23.00/hour


Try Rock Climbing on our 554 million year old Volcanic Rock Wall! Inside Out Nature Centre will provide all the equipment and training necessary to guide you on your climbing journey. This 1-2 hour activity is weather dependent.

Offered:  Seasonal

Cost: $57.50 to first guest and $23.00/person additional in your group


Explore on your own the different Stonehammer significant sites within Rockwood Park while using a handheld GPS unit. We will provide a GPS Unit, Clue Sheet, and instruction. If you share your Geocache site photos with us, you will receive a special Stonehammer Geological Treat!

Offered:  Year Round, Length 60 min

Cost: $14.95/ person


Discover 1 Billion years of history where the landscape was once the most violent on earth!  A one-hour interpretative hike will amaze you about the different geological features in Rockwood Park. Visit a 500 million year old lava cliff, walk on a fault line, see ancient marble as you casually hike around the park with your naturalist guide.


Offered:  Year Round, Length 60 min

Cost: $23/person


Create meaningful art related to the unique landscape created by millions of years of earth processes and “plant the seed” that will build on community togetherness and encourage a love and respect for our natural environment.  

From Mountains to Molehills: children will learn how Mountains are formed and how erosion creates a landscape that is rich in nutrients which provide them with forests, fauna, fields and streams that provide us with our nutritional needs.  Connecting the landscape inspires to offer education where children will be empowered. We would like to help children make strong connections with the earth, themselves and others, have adequate time to learn, use their artistic skills, value these skills and become confident and proud of who they are and where they live.

Activity: Welcome and Introduction by facilitator, A 15 – 20 minute Nature walk to collect items (tools) to use for painting.  If weather or timing is an issue we will provide the items in a tool kit.  Participants have an overview of Earth Processes including Mountains, Earthquakes, volcanoes, Ice Age, Erosion), then we choose one of these theme as a base for their canvas. While canvas is drying the children are provided with a small pot with soil and a seeds to plant and take home to nurture and plant in their garden or property.

Booking: Pre-booking is required

Offered: Year Round

Cost: $28.75/ person

Minimum 4 - Maximum 10 participants

Approx: 1.5 – 2 hours

Nutritional Snacks & bottled water & juice can be provided for additional upon request.


Starting @ $199.00 +hst

Includes facility, host, fun activities, peanut free snack & beverage (10 participants; $20.00 each additional)


Teddy Bears Picnic  -   (5 – 10 yrs) Hiking or Geocaching with a picnic lunch in the forest, including "ants on a log”… don’t forget to bring your favorite Teddy.

Survivors  - (5 – 14 yrs) Hiking or Geocaching with a picnic lunch in the forest, including "ants on a log”.

Cookies & Canvas  -  Paint your masterpiece while enjoying sweet surprises.

Glamour Girls  -  Mini mani/pedi at the spa and dress up for a glam photo shoot.

Wet & Wild   -   Choose you Paddles!  Kayak, canoe, pedal boats and paddle boards are a fun way to have fun on the water (so are water pistols & bucket brigades)

 Fire & Ice -   Stonehammer Rock Climbing & Glacier treats


Add-on Activities:  Celebration Cake, Pizza or subs, loot bags, face painting, horse drawn trolley rides or create your own!  Contact for additional pricing

Note:  Inside Climbing Wall & Boat House available for breaks and inclement weather at no additional fee with booking of above activities.