O.U.R. Ecovillage Public Tours

Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.

Sep 2015

Sep 12
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Public Tour - September 12th
OUR Eco Village, Shawnigan Lake

…consider O.U.R. Ecovillage Explorer – a great way to experience life at O.U.R. Ecovillage.

Please book your tour before arriving – contact us for the dates of upcoming tours.

There are two ways to tour O.U.R. Ecovillage: the guided tour and the self guided tour.

Guided Tour

Your time here will begin with a one-hour educational PowerPoint presentation; this will include handouts, reference materials, networking, and Q & A time. From there we will move outside for a one-hour site walk (tours are rain or shine so please dress accordingly with proper footwear).

Some things to keep in mind
  • As we love all animals, we ask that you LEAVE pets at home, for the safety and well-being of all our animals and livestock.
  • Children are a welcomed part of O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE. We ask that the parent/guardian take full responsibility and supervision for their children while on site. The building sites, woodworking shop, and gardens are areas where children must have adult supervision at all times.
  • A donation of $15 per person is very much appreciated.
  • Also, you can now reserve your lunch (24 hours notice please) for your visit with O.U.R. community and buy lunch ($10). This is mostly vegetarian, yummy, mostly organic, and mostly from O.U.R. Garden. Please call ahead to reserve a spot at the table (and confirm any food issues/allergies) if you are planning to stay on for lunch after the tour.

Self Guided Tour

When you come for a self guided tour you will be given a map and the freedom to see various elements of the place/people/processes. Unfortunately, unless you are on a guided tour, you are requested not to enter the buildings unless invited in.

Some things to keep in mind
  • please close gates behind you wherever you go as we have (overly friendly) free range livestock on site.
  • please watch for children and animals when moving your car
  • please respect private spaces and just to ask questions and introduce yourselves as you move through the grounds (this really helps O.U.R. folks to locate why you are stopping and talking with them!)


OR SUBMIT REGISTRATION FORM FOR TOUR DATE! (If no registration is available at the top of this page, no tours are currently scheduled.)

Click here for Visitor Guidelines or here for Directions to OUR Ecovillage

Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.