The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a national land conservation organization that uses the best available science to help identify the places where it works. Produced in partnership with TELUS, this microsite explores the exciting tools and technologies that allow NCC to conserve Canada’s natural landscapes and the species at risk that live in them, while allowing Canadians to connect with these special places.


360-degree tour

Take a virtual tour of the Ancient Cottonwood Trail near Fernie, British Columbia, and discover 400-year-old black cottonwood trees.

Please note: To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or MS Edge on your computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app.

Cottonwood guided trail tour

Connect with nature with a walk through the Ancient Cottonwood Trail. Discover old-growth forest, habitats for interconnected species and more.

Time Lapse Videos

Spot the shorebirds at Johnson’s Mills! Each year 30 per cent of the world’s population of semipalmated sandpipers stop here to fuel up. They will double their weight before continuing their three-day, non-stop migration to South America.

Drone Footage

Drones help give a bird’s-eye view of the places where NCC works, and enable NCC conservation staff to measure progress in current NCC conservation areas.

Watch these videos with drone footage of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Old Man on His Back property in Saskatchewan, and the Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area in BC.



NCC uses some of the best available technology in its conservation work in the field, online and in its offices, to help identify its places worth protecting. Read more about the technology that powers NCC and discover how you can use the latest apps and tech to connect with nature in new ways.