The Leaf Rules

The following rules are in place for the safety of visitors, plants, and animals.

Admission to the biomes at The Leaf affirms your agreement to abide by these rules. Violation may result in removal from the biomes.

If at any time during your visit you are made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe, please report your concern to an employee, volunteer, or contact Security at 204-927-8000. You may also email your concerns to

Code of Conduct

Assiniboine Park Conservancy strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors. Unsafe or disrespectful actions towards plants, animals, visitors, staff, volunteers, or Park property will be addressed directly by staff or Park Security. Any form of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Please treat our plants and animals with respect.
  • Do not pick or damage plants, feed or touch butterflies or fish, knock on windows, or throw objects into displays.
  • Stay on marked pathways.
  • Never cross, climb, sit or rest your children on any railings or safety barriers within the biomes. They are there for your safety. Violation may result in immediate removal from the biomes.


  • Professional, amateur, and hobby photographers are permitted to take photos and videos in the biomes at The Leaf. All photographers must adibe by the following rules when taking photos.
  • All visitors, including photographers, are required to present a valid admission ticket or member ticket to enter the biomes.
  • When taking photos or videos you may not cause any disruption to other visitors.
  • You may not block pathways, cover signage, or enter garden beds.
  • Professional photography equipment such as tripods, monopods, lighting, or rigs is not permitted. Use of electrical outlets is not permitted.
  • Floral arrangements (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsage) are not permitted.
  • To book a private photography session, please contact the Community & Special Events department at or 204-927-6060.
  • Failure to follow these rules may result in you being asked to leave the biomes.


  • A valid admission ticket or member ticket is required for entry to the biomes. Memberships are non-transferable. Learn more about our membership program.
  • Tickets are valid for one-time use only, unless otherwise indicated.
  • We reserve the right to inspect packages, bags, backpacks, and containers.
  • During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped, or photographed. Your admission to the biomes serves as permission for use of your image by the Assiniboine Park Conservancy for promotional purposes.

No Smoking

  • The Leaf is a smoke free facility.
  • The no smoking policy applies to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and alternative smoking devices such as e-cigarettes or ‘vaping’.
  • Smoking is permitted 8 metres from the entrance and receptacles are in place at that location.


  • Shirts and shoes are required.
  • Disruptive or dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Parents/guardians/chaperones are responsible for the behaviour of children in their care.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible guardian.
  • Please be kind and dispose of any garbage or recycling in the appropriate containers.

The following items are not permitted in The Leaf:

  • Roller blades, roller skates, heelies, skateboards, child scooters, hover boards
  • Bicycles, tricycles, and unicycles
  • Balloons of any kind
  • Balls or frisbees
  • Drones
  • Illegal substances and items
  • Professional photography equipment such as tripods, monopods, lighting, or rigs.

Pets and Service Animals

  • Pets on leash are permitted in the Grande Allée in The Leaf but are not permitted in the biomes.
  • Service dogs on leash are permitted in the Grande Allée and the biomes.
  • Pets left in a car will result in Animal Services being called.

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