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...
You are still welcome to visit any of our Conservation Areas; however trails are not maintained in the winter, and facilities and amenities such as washrooms are closed for the season and will remain closed during COVID-19. As public health officials encourage people to get out and enjoy a walk during these stressful times, we remind you to respect the Public Health requirement for social distancing (at least 1.5 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.