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Several of our spring and summer events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings. Thank you for helping us to do our part to limit the spread and encourage physical distancing.


Halloween Howl Hikes
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
Will 2020 have a Halloween Howl? Boo-yah! This year, Halloween Howl at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area will be a little bit different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic making health and safety a primary concern this year, we will not be holding our usual scavenger hunt style event. Instead, we are very excited to be offering a series of guided evening hikes between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm from October 23 - 30.
We will allow groups of up to 12 participants to sign up for hikes. The fee per group will be $50, with all proceeds going to support education programs at the ASCCA. We are requiring that groups consist of individuals from the same cohort or family group.
Hikes will be led by experienced ASCCA staff and volunteers, who will lead one group at a time and will wear a mask when 2-metre distancing is not possible. There will be the option to be led on either a 2.5 km or 3.5 km walk, however shorter excursions can be arranged by request. Hikes will start each night at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 or 8:00 pm.
Hikes will explore what happens at the ASCCA at night and are family-friendly!
Two all-terrain wheelchairs will be available so that those with accessibility needs will have an equal opportunity to participate in our hikes.
At the end of each hike participants are invited to warm up with tricks and treats around a spooky campfire. Please make sure to dress for the weather - costumes are also encouraged!
We recommend signing up as soon as possible to ensure your spot, as the date and time you are interested in may or may not be available.

area wildlife + plants

Common Goldeneye
Bucephala clangula
Male: Dark green head, round white patches on the cheeks, dark bill, dark back, and white sides and belly. Female: Chocolate brown head, lighter breast and belly, grey-brown back and a dark bill that is tipped in yellow during spring/summer.
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