Join us for a smorgasbord of environmental delights; close to 100 nature-related events, all within a short drive from the GTA. Carden is located between Orillia and Lindsay, near the town of Kirkfield.
Nominal cost for a wide variety of field trips, workshops, and presentations, all lead by expert guides. Birding, alvar plants, reptiles, insects, night skies, and more. There’s also a fun children’s nature program!
The Carden Nature Festival showcases the uncommon beauty of the Carden Plain, an expanse of limestone plains, known as an alvar; a globally-rare landform. It’s also an Important Birding Area; home to many at risk grassland birds.