Festivals and Events Calendar

Current seasonal hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some events are included in your general admission / membership, while others require separate ticketing or registration. Click the activity you are interested in for more details.

Looking a few months ahead? Check out the event listings at rbg.ca/events

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Docs at the Rock: Paddle to the Sea

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:28 PM

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Docs at the Rock

Mondays and Tuesdays, March 2 to April 28

1 p.m.; Rock Garden

Round out your exhibit experience at the Rock Garden with our engaging, inspiring nature-themed documentary series. RBG has partnered with the National Film Board of Canada to showcase an incredible catalogue of films that take an in-depth look at fascinating issues relating to conservation and sustainability.

Kick back in our beautiful Rock Garden Visitor Centre and enjoy a unique cinema experience on our nine- screen video wall. Shows begin at 1p.m. and vary in length.

March 17: Paddle to the Sea 28min. Based on Holling C. Holling's book of the same name, Paddle to the Sea is Bill Mason's film adaptation of the classic tale of an Indigenous boy who sets out to carve a man and a canoe. Calling the man "Paddle to the Sea," he sets his carving down on a frozen stream to await spring’s arrival. The film follows the adventures that befall the canoe on its long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Films courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

Location: Rock Garden
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Please note the daily events / activities listed here may be located in different garden areas from other events occuring on the same day. Please check the location in each listing, and consider travel time between gardens when creating your schedule for the day. General Admission paid at one garden area will allow you access into all other gardens for that same day. Click here for an overview of all our gardens and trails.

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RBG cosists of four formal gardens contained within 1,100 hectares of nature reserve. Parking is available at the various garden areas and trailheads.

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RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms celebrations, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations

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