Situated between Barrie and Angus, the Tiffin Centre for Conservation is home to the NVCA's Administration Centre, and the 300+ acre property is a four-season destination for environmental recreation and education.
The Tiffin Centre is a spectacular place for a walk (leashed canine visitors welcome!) or to bring your gear and bike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on 17 kilometres of looped trails that meander through a mixture of wetlands, forests, open meadows and ancient lake beds. Visit our working sugarbush for a late winter treat!
The admission fee of $2 per person per day may be paid at the fee stations located in the Early Bird parking lot or at the Sugar Shack. Please display the stub portion on your windshield. Annual passes for all NVCA-operated Conservation Areas are available - click here for information and an application form on the Conservation Area Annual Lands Pass.
The Tiffin Centre features a variety of indoor and outdoor venues that may be rented for meetings, picnics, parties and weddings. Camping is available for community groups/clubs. Click here for more information on booking our facilities.
Education, Family Events and Summer Day Camp
The Tiffin Centre is home to the NVCA's Environmental Education Program for school, daycare and community groups, the Camp Tiffin summer day camp program, the annual Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival, Family Day and March Break activities and other family-friendly events throughout the year. Click here for information on these programs.
ADDRESS: 8195 8th Line of Essa, Utopia
"Just wanted to let you and your staff know what an absolute pleasure to be able to take my 85 year old mother for a walk the other day, on your exceptionally well groomed trails. I cannot think of any other area close to Barrie that is comparable. The dedication, care and attention you take to keep the walking and ski trails accessible to anyone, including those with disabilities is commendable. Keep up the good work, and thank you."
Caroline Canale & Winston - Winter 2011
"My family spent more than three hours at the Tiffin Centre on Family Day and had a great time. When it comes to family fun, you've nailed it! Fabulous job!"
Jack Lynch, Ontario Tourism - Winter 2012