Inside Out nature Centre


We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as safely possible!  Until then enjoy time with your family at home or ensure you practice safe social distancing when visiting our Local Parks & trails! 



We offer an outdoor adventure for everyone! 

Outdoor equipment rentals

Guided Hikes & Interpretative walks

Boat House Birthday Parties 

School Programs & Field trips

Corporate Team Building Fun

Boats, Bubbles & Bikes with our awesome partners!

About Us



 Inside Out Nature Centre welcomes locals and visitors lakeside at Lily Lake (Hatheway) Pavilion in Saint John, New Brunswick!  Our all season nature centre focuses on all ages, abilities & family friendly outdoor adventures in one of Saint Johns’ beautiful urban parks, Rockwood Park.  Located only moments from the city centre, discover the great outdoors while biking, kayaking, canoeing, walking, hiking, snow shoeing, geocaching or simply take time for wellness and relaxation.  We offer water sport rentals, customized activities including summer youth camps, naturalist guide services, special occasion & birthday celebrations, Wellness & Relaxation workshops, corporate, and school programming & events for all group sizes.  

An adventure for everyone! 

 Give us a call! 

(506) 672-0770

Or email us 

Hours of Operation

November 1 - May 31 

Open for your group activities & Birthday Parties or special event!

If you would like to book a fun  group activity , please  reach out to us and we will personalize your group adventure!



We are proud partners with Lily Lake Pavilion, Leisure Services, Pals In The Park, Awesome Adventures In The Park, Cherry Brook Zoo and Rockwood Park Stables. All these support strong minds and bodies with outside adventure learning for our youth, Inside and Out.


It's never to late to start thinking about SUMMER!  

We are excited to offer another season of outdoor recreational weekly summer camp for locals & visiting youth  in greater Saint John in the heart of the city!


recreational summer camp

Registration $175.00 plus tax per child per week

C$ 201.25
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Our nature-oriented programs consist of a variety of Adventures that are safe, fun and provide educational programs including field trips, unique physical challenges, games and lots of social activities. 


Cruise Ship Visitors & Ships Crew

Cruise Ship Visitors & Ships Crew

Cruise Ship Visitors & Ships Crew

Welcome to Saint John!

Located  10 minutes  from Uptown Saint John  you will enjoy your day in the Port of Saint John at Rockwood Park & Inside Out Nature Centre!  With 55 walking/hiking trails, kayak, canoe, paddle board, pedal boat, bikes & hydro bike rentals, guided hikes  & bike tours and rock climbing there is something for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoy a lakeside lunch at Lily's restaurant and a spa treatment at Pangea Wellness Spa. 


Friends & Family

Cruise Ship Visitors & Ships Crew

Cruise Ship Visitors & Ships Crew

Pack a picnic and enjoy your day with friends & family at Rockwood Park & Inside Out Nature Centre.  Whether you're celebrating   a girls day out, a corporate retreat  or  a family occasion  we can plan your adventure every step of the way.


Kayak Clinics

Cruise Ship Visitors & Ships Crew

Kayak Clinics

Learn to paddle in a safe, fun  environment on Lily Lake with friendly, professional local Paddle Canada Certified Kayak Instructors.  Clinics can be customized for all ages and group sizes.  schools, community clubs, corporate team building or with friends & family!  

All equipment is provided.


Sparking Your Child's Curiosity Inside & Out

Sparking Your Child's Curiosity Inside & Out

Sparking Your Child's Curiosity Inside & Out


Enjoy fresh air and daily adventures  summer 2020 with our weekly Summer Day Camp for youth 5 - 12 years of age,   We are also offering  2 weeks leadership camp for youth 13 - 16 years of age.

 $175.00 per child includes loads of outdoor fun & adventure !

For more information email: 

Connecting People with Nature

Sparking Your Child's Curiosity Inside & Out

Sparking Your Child's Curiosity Inside & Out



  • Reduces stress, anger & aggression
  •  Develops self-esteem, take personal responsibility, co-operate with and respect the needs of others
  • Extends their personal horizons through greater appreciation and understanding of the world and its people around them
  • Understanding the need for sustainable relationships between people and their environment
  • Enhances practical problem solving and team work skills
  • Promotes a positive and knowledgeable response towards personal health and well being
  • Reduces nearsightedness
  • Increased Vitamin D levels 

Winter Hours are based on group bookings & winter weather fun!

See us in the Lily Lake Pavilion on Sundays from 11:00am  - 3:00pm , or give us a call at (506) 672-0770 for more info!


We are a proud experience provider!

The Stonehammer Story- explore a billion years of Earth history!


Welcome to Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark!

We love Sparking Curiosity about the Earth!

With a landscape created by the collision of continents, the closing and opening of oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, ice ages and climate change, Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark includes geological stories from the late precambrian time a billion years ago to the most recent Ice Age, and almost everything in between.

As North America’s first geopark, Stonehammer is about geology, but it is also about the people, society and culture. You can hike, kayak, rock climb, zip, eat and tour… you’ll have fun every step of the way!

What is a Geopark?


A Geopark is an area recognized by UNESCO to have exceptional geological heritage. This simply means that the area has a natural landscape that is good for education, has a significant scientific value, is particularly rare or it is simply beautiful to look at.

Geoparks aren’t just about geology though, they also take in locations with interesting archaeology, wildlife and habitats, history, folklore and culture, all of which are intricately linked with the underlying geology.

Connect with us!


Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Inside Out Nature Centre

Lily Lake Pavilion, 55 Lake Drive S, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 5S3, Canada

(506) 672-0770


  • Please call to reserve a program or event for group!

Our Pavilion Partners