Our festive family tradition of hunting for the Critter Christmas Tree returns from December 15, 2023 to January 3, 2024!
The Critter Christmas Tree will be decorated with edible bird treat decorations this Christmas Season! Bring the family or friends out for a wintery walk in Eagle Point Provincial Park to hunt for the tree somewhere along the Rotary-Pembina Nordic Community Trails South (trailhead next to the Riverview Cemetery, Drayton Valley).
With our partners at Aim for Success, we’ve been decorating a random tree in the Park with treats for birds since 2020. If you need an excuse to get your friends or family out on the trails, mark this on your calendar!
You can bring your own edible decorations for the birds as long as they are wildlife safe please! No fishing line, wires, plastic, painted or glittered decorations please! Suet based or seed based decorations are very popular with our feathered friends. We encourage you to use natural materials such as sisal, hemp or raffia when tying your own decorations.
Can You participate?
You can make your own decorations to add to the tree. They must be bird friendly with only natural materials – no plastic, paint, glitter, or fishing line! Use suet, wild bird seeds, jute or sisal string, etc.
Watch our video for ideas on how to make your own edible decorations for birds!
How to Find the Critter Christmas Tree:
From Drayton Valley’s 50 Street and 50 Avenue Junction, go east on 50th Avenue for 2.5 km to the trailhead of the Pembina Rotary Community Trails South. Watch for Critter Christmas Tree directional arrows and decorations as you head onto the trails.