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Boyne River School Property has been secured
thanks to our many donors.

Kids on log


The Bruce Trail Conservancy is pleased to announced that the Boyne River School Property is now secured as part of a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment.

This 100 acres of Escarpment lands came under the ownership of the Bruce Trail Conservancy on August 18, 2010. 

For over 40 years the Bruce Trail has crossed this special piece of land. Now, with the help of many generous donors, a 9 km stretch of the Bruce Trail and 100 acres of meadows, forests and streams has been secured in perpetuity for all to enjoy.

Why don't you make a visit to this wonderful part of the Bruce Trail on your next trip?


Where is Boyne River School property?

The Boyne River School property is adjacent the Boyne Valley Provincial Park, just east of Shelburne, Ontario, in the township of Mulmur.

The property is in the Dufferin Hi-Land Section of the Bruce Trail, between km 20.6 and km 23.3 on Map 20 (25th edition Bruce Trail Reference),

Find it on Google Maps here.


Why is Boyne River School property important?

For decades thousands of school children explored the Bruce Trail at the Boyne Natural Science Outdoor Centre, rambling across its meadows, forests and streams.

For many city children, it was their first real experience with the wonders of nature. Today this school stands empty and its owners, the Toronto District School Board, have a mandate to sell the buildings and surrounding land.

That's hundreds of acres of acres of forest, meadows and streams - all contained within the Boyne Valley Life Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.

The beautiful Boyne River School property is home to:

  • 11 orchid species
  • 38 locally rare plant species
  • 84 breeding bird species
  • 14 reptile and amphibian species
  • 28 native mammal species (including the Smoky Shrew, Fisher and River Otter)

We're committed to keeping this irreplacable land, where so many young people connected with nature for the first time, natural and accessible for the next generation of explorers.


"We look forward to the successful acquisition of a portion of the Boyne River property. My daughter was one of the many thousands who benefited from a visit there with her school...You can count on my continuing financial support."

- Douglas B. (BTC member and donor)


Our sincere thanks to all who donated to the Boyne River School Property campaign.