Upcoming Events

The Edmonton Wildlife Festival celebrates our wild neighbours. Held on June 2nd, 2018 at the John Janzen Nature Centre, this first annual family festival features live entertainment, a kid’s zone, and displays and presentations from organizations committed to helping Edmontonians live in harmony with local wild animals and their environment. There will be live education animals, face painting, games, a bouncy castle and other fun activities for children, breakfast and perogy lunch catered by St. Johns Institute, live musical entertainment, and more!

Festival admission is FREE! Donations are encouraged.
(Entry to the John Janzen Nature Centre Tegler Discovery Zone and Exhibit Room will be by regular admission fees).

Money raised from the Festival will go to WILDNorth for the rescue and rehabilitation of Northern Alberta’s orphaned, injured, and contaminated wildlife.

Interested in being a vendor?

If you would like to have a booth at this event, please contact events@wildnorth.ca, and you will be sent a form to fill out and submit.

Once your table has been approved, you can pay by clicking one of the buttons below:



Happening alongside The Edmonton Wildlife Festival is the WILDRun! This is the 19th annual fund run for WILDNorth, and is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for us. 

Click here to register for the WILDRun

Join us for the 19th annual WILDRun (formerly known as the Run Wild for Wildlife) on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 11am! The WILDRun is a fun run whereby registrants have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of wildlife by raising pledges and participating in the 7k run, or 3.5k run/walk at the John Janzen Nature Centre. Included in your registration is breakfast (starting at 9am) catered by St. John’s Institute (also available for purchase by non-registrants), awards, and prizes. Dress up as your favorite wild animal to enter the Best Critter Costume Contest! Other costumes are also encouraged. Come early or stick around after the WILDRun and enjoy the Edmonton Wildlife Festival!

***T-Shirt guaranteed to those who register by May 27th

***School Groups*** Raise $300 or more in donations and the class will all get T-Shirts.

***In person registration on race day only between 9am – 10:30am.

Race package pick up will be at the WILDNorth Wildlife Hospital located at 12515 128st on Friday June 1st between  10am – 6pm. Pick up Friday and be entered into our prize draw.