There are 15 conservation areas and trails for you to discover throughout our watershed from urban, accessible paved multi-use trails to rugged, wilderness trails and nature preserves.
Conservation Areas encourage people to get outdoors and be active, as well as enjoy and appreciate nature! They provide outdoor recreational opportunities for people of all ages and a range of abilities, including picnicking, geocaching, bird-watching, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, cycling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Although some Conservation Areas have limited access in order to protect sensitive lands and/or wildlife, many provide important public recreational opportunities at no cost.
When you visit our Conservation Areas, remember...
During COVID-19 - Effective December 8, 2020
*PLEASE NOTE: All Conservation Areas are open in the winter, but the trails are not maintained and gates and washrooms are closed. The public is asked to practice physical distancing, maintaining a distance of 2 meters from other family/household groups on the trails.
Brochures will not be stocked at conservation areas during COVID-19. Maps and information for many of NBMCA’s conservation areas are available on-line at https://www.nbmca.ca/conservation-areas-trails/find-a-conservation-area/
Thank you for your understanding. This page will be updated with any changes as the situation evolves.
We remind you to respect the Public Health requirement for physical distancing (at least 2 meters between people) as well as the laws surrounding poop and scoop and keeping your dogs on a leash.
For an up-to-date list of our trail closures, visit the Service Disruptions page for details.