Graphic with a Winter theme and logo of the Balls Falls Holiday Trail



Illuminated trails, skating, crafts, and more!

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is excited to welcome the community to the 2nd Annual Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail this winter season. This new family holiday tradition returns bigger and better, with thousands of sparkling lights along the trails, a skating rink, and immersive activities at Ball's Falls Conservation Area.

“We are excited to bring this wonderful family tradition back to Ball’s Falls . The Holiday Trail offers evening fun outdoors, with stunning lights and activities along the way. Visitors will also experience the magic of the holiday season inside the heritage buildings and Centre for Conservation with sparkling decorations and festive music,” says Alicia Powell, Manager of Conservation Area Services at NPCA. “The NPCA is pleased to offer this winter wonderland experience for guests of all ages!”

The Holiday Trail is an evening trail walk experience featuring a 1.5 km (round trip) illuminated path through natural areas along the Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Mile Creek and the 1800s heritage village of Glen Elgin at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area. Each evening families will have the opportunity to play winter scavenger hunt games, visit the holiday craft station, skate under the stars on our eco-friendly ice rink, warm up by the campfire, and enjoy holiday music inside the heritage barn and chapel.

Weekend programming (Friday to Sunday) will feature live musical performances by local artists and performers and live children’s programming, as well as tours through heritage buildings. Visitors can cross off some of thieir holiday shopping, with unique, local craft and artisan vendors in the stunningly lit Centre for Conservation. Finish the visit by warming up in the Big Barn and enjoying food and beverage refreshments.

To attend the Holiday Trail, groups must reserve a two-hour time slot on the evening of their choice. Reservations must be made in advance and are available online. The Conservation Area’s accessible trails are stroller-friendly. Please note that pets are not permitted at this evening event, except for valid service dogs.

In accordance with public health guidelines, all guests 12 and over are required to provide proof of vaccination upon check-in at the Centre for Conservation. Masks are required within all indoor areas, including the Centre for Conservation and Barn.

The Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail will run each evening, from November 26 to January 9, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, and 31. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable. The event is rain or shine.

Admission fees Monday to Thursday are $10 per adult, $8 per child between 3 to 11 years of age and seniors. Admission fees Friday to Sunday are $12 per adult, $10 per child between 3 to 11 years of age and seniors. Children under two years of age are free.

To learn more about Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail and to make a reservation, please visit For questions, reservation assistance, or to reserve over the phone, please call 905-562-5235 ext. 330. The Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail is delivered with funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

For more information about the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, visit


About NPCA:  

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that protects, enhances, and sustains healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management. 

The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario and manages 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery. 

Questions related to the above release should be directed to: 
Rebecca Hull, Manager, Strategic Business Planning & Public Relations
Mobile: 905-933-3078