Ball’s Falls

Notice

THIS CONSERVATION AREA IS OPEN FOR PASSIVE RECREATION ONLY SUCH AS WINTER HIKING AND BIRD WATCHING. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR WINTER HOURS AND AMENITIES. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED TO ATTEND FOR DAY USE. CALL AHEAD TO INQUIRE ABOUT WATERFALL FLOW.

905-562-5235

3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, ON L0R 1S0

ballsfalls@npca.ca

Our park is open from 8am-8pm daily when IN SEASON. 

The Centre For Conservation is closed until further notice.

Historical Village Tours available daily from Victoria Day - Labour Day. Self-guided outdoor tours available year round. 

Please contact Ball’s Falls Programming staff to arrange your tour at: 905-562-5235 ex. 22.

Fees

Adult - $8.00
Senior/Student - $6.00
Max Car - $24.00
Bus (over 20) - $135.00
Self Pay - $5.00
Parking
Weddings
Picnic
Sailing
Fire
Boating
Water Skiing
Canoeing
Fishing
Geocaching
Camping
Forest
Hiking
Birding
Swimming
BBQ
RV
Cabin
Beach
Volleyball
Playground
Hunting
Winter
Splashpad
Ziplining
Wakeboarding
Paddleboarding
Washroom

**PLEASE NOTE: **

  • The Centre for Conservation (CFC) will remain closed until further notice (please visit npca.ca or call ext. 330 for updates)
  • There are no washroom facilities available during this closure
  • The Conservation Area and trails are open for passive recreation, such as hiking, dog walking, nature photography, and snowshoeing
  • The Conservation Area and trails are not winterized; visitors are advised to come prepared for winter weather and terrain conditions
  • Activities such as sledding and tobogganing are not permitted

During the winter season, there are no washroom faciltiies available or access to buildings allowed. Trails are not maintained and parking lot and sidewalks will be maintained on an as-required basis in the event of snow. The NPCA cannot guarantee timeframe of snow removal. During these months, visitors are using the areas at their own risk and they must comply with CA rules and regulations and opening/closing times.**
 

Set within the breathtaking Twenty Valley, Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Your visit will begin at the Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation.

Designed and built to have a limited impact on natural resources, this award winning LEED Gold certified facility features permanent and temporary galleries. Visitors will take pleasure in the interactive exhibits and displays focusing on nature, conservation, and culture in the context of the area’s history, the Niagara Escarpment, and the watershed. The centre is opened Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers a variety of programs and special events throughout the year.

As you continue your adventure, you will discover that Ball’s Falls has been lovingly maintained to its early mid 19th century industrial hamlet atmosphere featuring the original Ball family home, an operating flour mill, a lime kiln, a church, black smith shop, carriage shed, and more.

Photographers and nature lovers alike will love the incredibly breathtaking view of the majestic Twenty Mile Creek as it plummets over both the upper and lower falls. The falls tumble delightfully over high cliffs and can be viewed at close proximity from above or below. Since the Twenty Mile Creek is rain-fed, the character of the falls can change dramatically with the seasons, from a raging torrent in the spring to a thin veil in late summer and fall. Wind up your visit with a hike or stroll along the Cataract Trail aside the banks of Twenty Mile Creek with easy access to the Bruce Trail.

A perfect storybook setting with convenient highway access, Ball’s Falls and its majestic scenery is the perfect setting for any special event or a storybook wedding day. Nestled on the scenic Niagara Escarpment, facilities include the lovingly restored Ball’s Falls Historical Church featuring a rustic and elegant interior which can accommodate up to 110 guests. The historic barn and Centre for Conservation are available for rent to complete your special day.

Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join us for the celebrated annual Thanksgiving Festival. Featuring numerous artisans from around Ontario and beyond, this Niagara tradition is an event that you won’t want to miss. www.thanksgivingfestival.ca

For historical information on our Conservation Area, please download the Ball's Falls Historical Booklet. 

Buy your NATUREPLUS Annual Membership Pass here.

It is recommended that guests refrain from using charcoal when bbqing and instead, opt for the use of propane. Please note there are no receptacles to dispose of hot coals on-site and this poses a fire hazard.

Photo Permit

It is the policy of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to ensure that event and special occasion photography on Conservation Area property is managed responsibly and to ensure that this activity does not conflict with scheduled events on site. Further, the NPCA requires that photography is conducted in a manner that does not interfere with conservation efforts and the enjoyment of our Conservation Areas by our visitors.

The NPCA offers scenic views and a beautiful historical village for photography opportunities. For those wishing to have photos taken on our property, a Photography Permit is required.  This applies to all wedding, engagement, and family photo shoots. Those couples that have booked their wedding ceremony or reception facilities with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority will be exempt from this permit. 

To obtain a permit, contact our Conservation Area Services Representative at weddings@npca.ca or 905-562-5235 ext 21.

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