About Niagara Nature Tours

Meet Carla

With degrees from Guelph University in Agriculture/Horticulture and Brock University in Urban & Environmental Science and Biology, after 14 years employment at Agriculture Canada, Vineland Research Station, Carla started her dream job based on the guidelines and principles of Ecotourism.

Niagara Nature Tours was founded in 1996 by Carla Carlson, a well known local naturalist, environmentalist and past president of the Peninsula Field Naturalist Club.

Niagara Nature Tours offers consulting services, speakers, programming, workshops, slides shows, presentations, step-on guiding services, tours, hikes and walks  - from one hour to 1 week or longer. A donation from your tour will be made to local conservation efforts.

Find Your Adventure!

"The cornerstone of our company is education.
But if education is a cornerstone, then enjoyment is our touchstone."
(Carla Carlson)

Birds the Word

Learn about Niagara’s birds, in the fastest growing sport in the world!

Ponds, Lagoons & Lazy Loons

Known for specialized quality birding tours with our leading expert, work with us to design a birding weekend you'll revel in.

Sisters in Spring

Bring your sisters and girlfriends together for an experience that will bind you.

Natural Wonders Photography Ramble

Spend the afternoon with our expert nature photographer to learn tricks of the trade in this hands-on vineyard and woodland field trip.

Community Involvement

"It is very important to us that we let the people know we are local, and we were born and raised here or educated here. People come away knowing that we are of the Niagara Peninsula and that we want to protect it for future generations and Mother Earth. One memorable day, at the end of a two-day tour for public school students and parents, an emotional father came and thanked each of our guides. He said that although he had been to Niagara Falls many times in his life, he had "never been to Niagara Falls."
Niagara Nature Tours bases its programs on the premise that the geologic history of the Great Lakes basin has had a major influence on the physical and human geography of the Niagara Peninsula. To understand the local physical geography, the pattern of early settlement, the flow of 19th Century battles and the economic development of this area; the role of the underlying rocks, soils and the process responsible must be appreciated. This role is not restricted to past events. The current expansion in the Niagara grape and wine industry has its roots deep in the natural history of this region.

Carla Carlson & The Richmond Street Forest. Excerpt

"Niagara Nature Tours contributes to Music World Camp. Volunteers for Music World camp hosted by local musicians for budding young musicians. We also volunteer for many not for profit organizations such as the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch Children's Programme; local museums for special event days and the Lincoln Alternative Transportation Committee. The owner Carla Carlson, is a founder and member of the Friends of the Richmond Street Forest, a group dedicated to saving a local Carolinian Forest."
Niagara Nature Tours bases its programs on the premise that the geologic history of the Great Lakes basin has had a major influence on the physical and human geography of the Niagara Peninsula. To understand the local physical geography, the pattern of early settlement, the flow of 19th Century battles and the economic development of this area; the role of the underlying rocks, soils and the process responsible must be appreciated. This role is not restricted to past events. The current expansion in the Niagara grape and wine industry has its roots deep in the natural history of this region.