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Activities to Enjoy at Home

A basket of edible weeds.

Edible Weeds

Recipes and Activities

Discover how to forage for common edible weeds found in your backyard.

A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) in a field of flowers.

Butterfly Garden

Make Your Garden a Sanctuary

This helpful leaflet offers a list of caterpillar and butterfly-friendly plants that grow in our Canadian climate.

An illustration that represents the planting of a wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis).

Gardening Activities

Practical advice and information for making particular types of gardens (such as for butterflies and birds, and using native plants).

A woman and a group of children carry garbage bags on a beach.

Ocean Plastics SOS

Take Action

It's time to curb our reliance on plastics. We need to work together to save the oceans and protect the diverse life they sustain. Here are eight actions you can take now to help reduce plastic pollution.

A detail from a drawing sheet that shows two researchers in the field.

Colour, Draw and Paint!

Easy-to-follow instructions and templates for art crafts inspired by nature.

Ice cream with toppings in a bowl.

Ice-Cream Toppings

Recipes and Facts

Simple recipes for ice-cream toppings—inspired by plants that need the cold. The recipes.

Composite: Cornwallis Island poppy (Papaver cornwallisense) and an illustration of a sun-salutation stretching pose.

Stretching Out, Arctic-Plant Style!

Make like an Arctic plant: chill out and try these simple stretching poses.

Two hands making an origami butterfly.

Paper Crafts

Cut and fold paper in creative activities that are inspired by nature.

Collage: Details from the sheet, couloured in.

Word Games

Try some paper-based word games. Each sheet has pictures to colour, too!

A detail from the Traditional String Figure instruction sheet.

String Figure

Arctic Hare

Make a traditional Inuit string figure that "hops"! String length: 130 cm (50 in.).

Un collage qui montre la poupée et quelques vêtements.

Flat-Botanist Paper Dolls

Colour and cut out these paper dolls and their outdoor clothes.

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis).

Native-Plant Gardening

Helpful Leaflets

Practical advice and information to help you with native plants in gardening.

A walrus (Odobenus rosmarus).


For Computer or Mobile

Spiff up your wallpaper with one of our stunning photos. Try them all!

Snowflakes on a snowy background.

Snowflake Extravaganza

Let It Snow!

Create your own unique digital and paper snowflakes and invite the beauty of winter into your home… without the cold!

A detail from the game card.

Bird Bingo

Whether you're gazing through your window or out enjoying the snow, it's always a great time for a game of Bird Bingo.