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  • Healthy Hikes

    Step Into Nature Healthy Hikes at Ontario’s Conservation Areas.
    *some Conservations Areas are temporarily closed due to COVID-19

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  • Conservation Areas Guide

    Across Ontario you’ll find nearly 300 just waiting to be explored. Download the new Conservation Areas Guide to learn more today!

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  • Fun Activities To Do

    Find the activity you're looking for and explore what else is available at Conservation Areas near you!

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  • Dogs on Leash

    Dog walking is one of the many activities that Conservation Areas users enjoy. Help to keep it safe and clean for everyone!

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  • Smoke-Free Policies

    Healthy ecosystems and healthy people are our priority. Some Conservation Authorities are leading the way and have adopted outdoor smoking policies.

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Nearly 300 Conservation Areas Just Waiting to be Explored

Step Into Nature at Ontario’s Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas are more than pretty places. Across Ontario you’ll find nearly 300 just waiting to be explored. Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities collectively own and operate over 500 Conservation Areas with a total area of more than 150,000 hectares, making Conservation Authorities one of the largest property owners in the Province. Nearly 300 Conservation Areas are accessible to the public. They play an important environmental, educational and recreational role in Ontario, and contribute to the physical and mental well-being of over seven million visitors annually. Hidden within these natural gems are lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls, caves, forests and natural heritage sites. So, plan your visit and #StepIntoNature!


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