Canoa Ranch Interpretive Programs

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The system will allow you to register for tours, bird walks, nature hikes and other activities.

Historic Hacienda de la Canoa
Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
Green Valley, AZ

Online registration for Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Activities is required unless otherwise noted. You may purchase an annual Tours and Outdoor Activities Membership Pass for significant savings on activity registration fees. Click on the Register Now button. Program information: Phone: 520-724-5375 or Email: CanoaRanch@pima.gov

Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch
Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Saturdays, February 2, 9, 23 • 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 • 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Every Saturday in March (except March 9) • 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30 -11:00 a.m.
Every Tuesday in March • 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Every Saturday in April • 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30 -11:00 a.m.
Every Tuesday in April • 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch
Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at Canoa Ranch as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from Sonora, New Spain to colonize the port of what is now San Francisco. A 5-mile segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail extends through Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Wednesdays, February 6 and 20 • 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, March 13 and March 27 • 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, April 10 and April 24 • 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Restoration Tour
From deteriorating ruins to functional buildings: take a behind-the-scenes tour with Architectural Preservationist Simon Herbert to examine the processes and materials used in the restoration of the structures at Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Wednesday, February 20 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27 • 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24 • 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Birding Canoa Ranch
Join birding enthusiast Brian Nicholas to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors, and the possibility of waterfowl on the pond at Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Saturdays, February 2, 9, 23 • 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Every Saturday in March • 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Every Saturday in April • 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Stargazing at Historic Canoa Ranch
The Sonora Astronomical Society volunteers set up telescopes for celestial viewing and provide an introduction to the night sky. Come before dark for a presentation by Whipple Observatory. Bring your flashlight and lawn chair. Weather permitting. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation. Reservations not required.
Friday, February 8 • Presentation 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Stargazing 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15 • Presentation 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Stargazing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26 • Presentation 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Stargazing 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Canoa Country Market
Artists and musicians, masseuse, garden art, rugs, crafts, pottery, and food. All ages welcome.
Every Thursday in March and April • 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Heritage Fair
Exhibits, antiques and collectibles, fine art and crafts, local food and drink. Pick up a copy of the new Canoa Ranch Cookbook: Recipes and Memories, see the George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection, and view waterfowl on the restored Canoa Lake. All ages welcome.
Saturday, March 9 • 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Historic Canoa Ranch Bird Brochure
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Tucson, AZ 85741

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