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Rouge National Urban Park

A wilderness area in Canada’s largest city? It’s true: not far from the skyscrapers of downtown is the site of the country’s first national urban park — a landscape encompassing historic farms, century-old trees, peaceful meadows and lush wetlands, all… Continue Reading →

Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens sits adjacent to the Toronto Botanical Garden. This former estate garden features perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley. On the upper level of the valley there is also… Continue Reading →

Charles Sauriol Conservation Area

The Charles Sauriol Conservation Reserve lies between the Forks of the Don and Lawrence Avenue East. It includes the Elevated Wetlands, an experimental water purification project at the Forks of the Don sponsored by the plastics industry. Charles Sauriol was… Continue Reading →

Tommy Thompson Park

Toronto’s Urban Wilderness Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness minutes from downtown. The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit, which extends five km into Lake Ontario… Continue Reading →

Grand Valley Park

Located along the West Duffins Creek, this 12.7 km trail is home to a number of historic hunting and fishing routes along the creek. Tricky climbs and tracts of varying difficulty make this a great place for hiking and cross… Continue Reading →

Kawartha Lakes Victoria Forest Somerville Tract

Somerville Tract comprised 3,420 hectares of mixed forest property . There are three trail loops covering a variety of terrain including pine plantations, wetlands, hardwoods and rock outcrops. Somerville Tract offers many kilometres of double track. The rolling cottage roads… Continue Reading →

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

•Mono Cliffs is located on the picturesque Bruce Trail •Numerous hiking trails throughout the park •Diversity of ferns and cedars •Walk through a canyon on the spillway trail or past 30 meter cliffs on the cliff top trail Enjoy the… Continue Reading →

Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area

Experience nature’s gifts at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, as you walk along the forest trails, zip your way through the high tree canopy, and taste the sweet maple syrup during the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. Children and the young at… Continue Reading →

Milne Dam Conservation Area

This 123-hectare (305-acre) park is the largest Markham park. It is bound by thick forest on the southern and eastern edges, with the Rouge River through the middle. The 2.3 kilometres of trails are suitable for walking, jogging and cycling…. Continue Reading →

Goodwood Conservation Area

The Oak Ridges Moraine is a unique geographical formation that stretches from the Niagara Escarpment in the Town of Caledon, eastward to the Trent River watershed, east of Peterborough. The Moraine passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in… Continue Reading →

Bowmanville/Westside Marshes Conservation Area

The Bowmanville/Westside Marshes Conservation Area hosts 2 Provincially Significant wetlands, 1.5 km of trails, 2 viewing platforms and interpretative signage for visitors to enjoy. 80 hectares containing two provincially significant coastal wetlands * wildlife habitat areas that are important to… Continue Reading →

McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve

In 1990, General Motors of Canada Limited celebrated the construction of their new “green” Canadian Corporate Headquarters as well as the creation of the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve. Named after the automakers’ founder, Col. Sam McLaughlin, the Reserve has become… Continue Reading →

Thickson’s Woods

Thickson’s Woods is the last remnant of old-growth white pines on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Once reserved for masts of sailing ships of the British Royal Navy, the towering pines provide a vital resting place for countless migrating… Continue Reading →

Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Established in 1972, the 272-hectare Lynde Shores Conservation Area, together with the adjacent Cranberry West Tract (40 hectares) is well known for its wildlife viewing opportunities. Including both Lynde Creek Marsh and Cranberry Marsh, the Lynde Shores Conservation Area provides… Continue Reading →

Forks Of The Credit Provincial Park

Forks of the Credit is on the famous Bruce Trail. The park features the excitement of the Credit River, as it narrows and rushes through a deep gorge, plunging over a falls. Geological features that were deposited or carved out… Continue Reading →

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