Conservation Areas & Recreation

Conservation Areas & Recreation

Welcome to the NVCA watershed! We hope you enjoy visiting our Conservation Areas.

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Most of the NVCA's 12,000 acres are considered wilderness or natural lands. We welcome an ever-growing number of visitors to enjoy our attractions and recreational opportunities. Our conservation areas provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities including: nature trails, bicycling, bird and butterfly watching, canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, photography, cross-country skiing and more! 

Admission fees: There is a fee of $2 per person per day to visit areas managed by the NVCA, payable at self-serve kiosks at most entry points - please display the envelope stub on your windshield. CAs managed by other organizations may have different fees; please see the page for the individual CA for more information. 

Annual passes for all NVCA-operated Conservation Areas are also available  - click here for more information and an application form for the Conservation Area Annual Lands Pass.

Conservation Areas Guide 2012: click here to download a PDF copy of our guide or pick up a printed copy at our Administration Office at the Tiffin Centre or various tourist offices throughout the region

Interactive Map of NVCA Conservation Areas: click here to launch this application - this application will allow you to locate our CAs and get GPS coordinates and directions to each of them

Special Events: click here to visit our Events page 


NVCA-operated CAs - NVCA Lands Passes valid at these sites
CA thumbnail - Tiffin
Tiffin Centre
CA thumbnail - Fort Willow
Fort Willow
CA thumbnail - Bluffs
Nottawasaga Bluffs
CA thumbnail - Minesing
Minesing Wetlands
CA thumbnail - Petun
CA thumbnail - Elba
Elba Wetlands
CA thumbnail - Osprey
Osprey Wetlands
CA thumbnail - Glencairn
The following CAs are leased to other groups - NVCA Lands Passes are NOT valid at these sites
CA thumbnail - Edenvale
CA thumbnail - New Lowell
New Lowell
CA thumbnail - Tottenham
CA thumbnail - Utopia



There are more than 250 Conservation Areas in Ontario.

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