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Each year the Bruce Trail Conservancy preserves hundreds of acres of the Niagara Escarpment.

As one of Ontario's largest land trusts, we have been responsible for the preservation of almost 16,000 acres of land since 1974. We continue to care for over 10,600 acres through our Land Stewardship program.

We have protected a diverse array of landscape types within the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, including wetlands, karst topography, open meadows, caves, towering scarp edges and lush forests.

Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to our land aquisition campaigns and helped to preserve these irreplacable treasures.

Take a look at some of our some of our newly protected properties along the Niagara Escarpment

Driftwood Cove

Driftwood Cove

3,276 acres
8 km of Bruce Trail

Purchased by Parks Canada with financial support from Bruce Trail Conservancy.


Fishers Pond

Fisher's Pond Nature Reserve

Iroquoia section (Burlington)
87 acres
1.1 km of Bruce Trail Optimum Route

Tall Timbers

Tall Timbers Nature Reserve

Caledon Hills section 
(Hockley Valley; Map 18, near km 44.3)
24 acres
640 m of Bruce Trail Optimum Route

East Mountain

East Mountain Nature Reserve

Beaver Valley section 
(Eugenia; Map 26 north of km 46.4)
88 acres
1 km of Bruce Trail Optimum Route

Otter Lake

Otter Lake Nature Reserve

260 acres
2.2 km of side trail

Lower Valley Road NR_Credit Stew Hilts

Lower Valley Road Nature Reserve:
Beaver Valley, 67 acres, 1.2 km of Bruce Trail

Lower Valley Road Nature Reserve is a rugged and scenic stretch of land boasting a naturalizing orchard meadow, a rich, thriving wetland that feeds the Boyne River, high hog's back side-slopes and, most notably, a beautiful and extensive maturing hardwood forest.

It now contributes to a 13 km corridor of permanently secured Bruce Trail in the southern end of the Beaver Valley.

Vanishing Stream 1

Vanishing Stream Nature Reserve:
Peninsula, 105 acres, 1.1 km of Bruce Trail

Highlights: sinkholes, karst features and habitat for grassland birds such as the Bobolink, a Species At Risk.



Walters Creek 1 SC Johnson Nature Reserve at Walter's Creek:
Sydenham, 16.5 acres, 500 m of Bruce Trail

Highlights: Walter's Creek, a cold water stream that provides habitat for Rainbow and Brook Trout
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Silent Valley
Sydenham, 200 acres

Fairmount-Webwood Passage
Beaver Valley, 24 acres

Duntroon Crevice Heights
Blue Mountains, 7.7 acres


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Cedar Highlands
Caledon Hills, 42 acres


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Songbird Nature Reserve
Caledon, Caledon Hills - 23 acres

A haven for migratory birds,
including the endangered
Hooded Warbler, this forested
corridor is a natural oasis
in an area that is being
developed at a furious pace.


 Cedar Springs Woods_sq Cedar Springs Woods
Burlington, Iroquoia - 10 acres

A critical acquisition, this wedge
of the Escarpment is graced with
two majestic stands of trees that
provide refuge for birds and
other wildlife. The southeast
expanse is an open woodland of
impressive Black Walnut, considerable
stands of which are
uncommon in Southern Ontario.
 Fairmount Wetland_sq Fairmount Wetland
Epping, Beaver Valley - 74 acres

A disappearing entity, this
large and lively wetland
consists of meadow
marsh of reed-canary
grass and cattails. It is
home to the Yellowspotted
Wood and Blanding's turtles
and Spring Peepers.
 Kimberley Springs_sq Kimberley Springs
Kimberley, Beaver Valley - 57 acres

Cascading springs pour into lush,
fern laden wetlands, all coalescing into
energetic Bill's Creek, which tumbles
down the Escarpment slope to join
the Beaver River.
 Pinnacle Rock Pinnacle Rock
Kolopore, Beaver Valley - 128 acres

This stunning reserve will give
geology buffs the opportunity to
explore a unique piece of
Escarpment dolostone up close.
The Rock itself is a geological
textbook holding prehistoric
wonders. Conserving this beautiful
property will add 1.5 km of
secured Bruce Trail to our
Optimum Route.

Splitrock Narrows

Splitrock Narrows
Dufferin Hi-Land


MBS cliffs

Malcolm Bluff Shores
Peninsula, 1,045 acres


Kids on log

Boyne River School Property
Dufferin Hi-Land, 9 km of Bruce Trail