The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO)

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The EECO (pronounced ee-COH) has programs and exhibits on environmental subjects like water, local flora and fauna, and ecosystems.

Located in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads), it is just steps away from trails, a playground, and the Mission Creek Greenway.

Hours – Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (10:00 am - 3:00 pm November to March). Closed Mondays and some statutory holidays.

Scheduled Exhibits

‘Pollinators’ – Moving pollen from one flower to another means plants can produce fertile seeds. Meet the busy insects and animals that help make that happen. May - August

‘Fins and Fur’ – Learn about the land-locked salmon of Okanagan Lake and the black bears that search for them in the fall. August - October

Things to Do

  • Discovery Backpacks - Sign out a Discovery Backpack! Choose your adventure: Eco-walk, Mini Beasts, Go Birding, Rock On with Geology, Something’s Fishy, or Pond Study. Each bag will help you discover more at Mission Creek Regional Park. Suggested $2 donation.
  • Geocaching - Bring the family for this interactive treasure hunt. Borrow a GPS for $5 and search the forest for hidden geocaches. Saturdays from June to August at 10:30am. (registration required – call 250-469-6140)
  • Story Time - This hour-long program is for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. Young ones are kept active, engaged with nature-based stories, songs, and crafts. This free program runs October through December on Tuesdays at 10:30am

School and Public Programs

Calendar of Events has an up-to-date calendar view of Regional District programs and events.

Directions to the EECO

Take Springfield Road and turn into Mission Creek Regional Park at the Durnin Road intersection.

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email:
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)