Give with Nature in Mind
Are you looking for environmentally friendly and local gifts this holiday season? You are in the right place! CPAWS NB’s Holiday Gift Guide has gifts for kids, teens, and adults alike.
1. Discovery Parks Pass
Feed your body, mind, and soul. You can do it ALL with the pass to Canada’s National Parks. Parks. By purchasing a Discovery Pass gets you added perks like faster entry and some cost savings. Plus, your contributions help maintain and protect the Parks Canada administered places you love!
Get yours here: https://bit.ly/3VQZpSg and remember to be #ParksSmart on all your upcoming adventures!
2. Atlantic Canada Nature Guides
Are you eager to learn more about the nature around you? Whether you are interested in animal tracks, bees, bugs, or the night sky, the Outdoor Learning Store has you covered! There are a number of different guides for Atlantic Canada, so while you are out adventuring, you can use Nature Guides to learn as you go!
To browse Atlantic Canadian Nature Guides, visit here https://outdoorlearningstore.com/product/atlantic-canada-nature-guides/
3. Moonbeam Book by Gail Francis
Where do our names come from? Where did you get yours? Follow along as Moonbeam learns where her name comes from and awaits to name a newborn. This story was created by a Wolastoqi woman, Gail Francis from Negotkuk and her niece Tara Audibert as illustrator. Moonbeam is the perfect gift for kids and adults alike!
You can purchase a copy here: http://www.authorgailfrancis.com/books.html
4. Baymont Outdoor Adventures
If you are looking for a guided tour of the Bay of Fundy UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, then Baymont Outdoor Adventures is the place to look. Baymont Outdoor Adventures offers sea kayaking tours, which consist of a 2-hour paddle around the Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park! Booking a tour for the nature adventurer in your life is the perfect gift.
To learn more, please visit https://www.baymountadventures.com/.
5. Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours & Events
Looking to give a gift of a unique experience? How about a tour of Odell Park in Fredericton with Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours! Cecelia and Anthony Brooks are dedicated to the preservation and advancement of indigenous values through cultural events and experience, and offer medicine walks, workshops and culinary experiences, all with the hope of creating dialogue that leads to a more harmonious world.
To learn more and book a tour: https://wabanakitreespirit.com/
6. NB Parks Pass
Want to purchase a present for the entire family? How about a seasonal park pass to New Brunswick’s Provincial Parks? https://www.parcsnbparks.info/
Get outside in 2023 and explore a park in this beautiful province you haven’t visited yet!
7. Arielle DeMerchant New Brunswick wildlife calendar
Arielle DeMerchant is a New Brunswick based wildlife photographer that captures an array of wildlife, landscape, and natural macro photos, taken to share the magnificence of nature They are $20 each and can be shipped to anywhere in Canada for $4.
If you are interested in buying a 2023 calendar, you can send Arielle a message on her facebook page.
8. Outdoor Nature Tours
Outdoor Nature Tours can give you a variety of experiences! First Nation Tourism (or SP First Nations Outdoor Tours) specializes in outdoor recreation tours. They offer Elders Medicine Tours, Authentic Indigenous Dining, Indigenous Craft Workshop, Breadonastick Tours, and even Ice Fishing Tours!
To learn more or book online: https://www.spfirstnationsoutdoortours.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SPFirstNationsOutdoorTours
9. Mactaquac Provincial Park
While most provincial parsks are claosed this time of year, Mactaquac Provincial Park is open in the winter so you can enjoy some outdoor activities and relax in the warm, welcoming lodge. There is a skating pond, sledding hill, well-maintained trails for walking and skiing. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available courtesy of the Friends of Mactaquac on a first come, first served basis. To learn more and plan ahead, visit https://www.nbparks.ca/en/parks/10/mactaquac-provincial-park
10. Donate to CPAWS NB
Give the gift of nature protection by making a donation in a friend or family member’s name to CPAWS NB. Your donations support our local conservation work, environmental education programs, and ensure the long-term protection of the natural areas in New Brunswick you love.