The Natural History Centre has grown to where it is today because of your support. Over the years, the community has contributed natural treasures, offered ideas, time, and energy, and made donations that have allowed us to expand. Your gift helps fulfill our mission to care for the natural history collection and present programs that increase the bond between people and nature.

With your help, we can share a space that not only reflects a commitment to deepening our relationships with the natural world but makes visible our growing understanding of changes in thinking about natural history centres in light of our colonial past, our present climate extremes, and our desire to work to ensure a future filled with hope for our children.  

There are several ways to donate

  • By the HIES Canada Helps Donate Page. Click Here for the page. Under “Fund” you can select the Natural History Centre from the drop down options.
  • By cheque. Please address cheques to HIES / Natural History and mail to: HIES / Natural History, 2100 B Sollans Road, Hornby Island, BC, V0R 1Z0. Cheques may also be left at the Natural History box at the Free Post.
  • By e-transfer. Please send an e-transfer to with the description “Donation for Natural History”. 

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of 25 dollars or more. 

Thank you for your support!

Pictured above: Bunchberry by John Brears.