Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas Overview


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.

Please check out the map below and come visit a Conservation near you! For more information on recreational opportunities such as birding, hiking, swimming, and fishing, please see the map below!

Please be advised that facemasks are mandatory in public enclosed spaces in Niagara Region, Hamilton and Haldimand. This includes washrooms and gatehouses found at Ball’s Falls, Chippawa Creek and Long Beach Conservation Areas.

While facilities, amenities, and services will vary at each of the NPCA’s flagship conservation areas, some of them will include:  

  • Gatehouses, with regular admission applied, contactless and credit/debit payment options are encouraged
  • Washrooms (Limited to one family/household at a time)

Visitors are asked to follow these guidelines when at NPCA conservation areas:

  • Practice physical distance by staying 2 metres (6 feet) apart from other visitors
  • Do not gather in large groups of more than 10 people
  • Alcohol is prohibited at all NPCA Conservation Areas. Please refrain from bringing any glass bottles. 
  • Keep pets on leash and clean up after them  
  • Do not litter
  • Take trash with you when leaving the property
  • Respect wildlife and plant-life  
  • All visitors must vacate by 8 p.m.
  • As regular day-use admission rates apply, contactless and credit/debit payment options are highly encouraged.