Discover Raging White Water! Take a walk like no other, long a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world’s wildest stretches of whitewater! Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough – the sight will take your breath away! The White Water Walk photo gallery reviews the stunters and daredevils from years past that tried to conquer Niagara’s dangerous whitewater rapids.
The Niagara Glen is a unique spot of beauty deep in the Great Gorge that has been a designated Nature Reserve since 1992. Stairways lead to 4 km (2.5 mi) of paths that wind through a pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past boulders left behind as the Falls eroded through the area thousands of years ago. Visitors should be aware that hikes through the Niagara Glen involve an elevation change of over 60 m (200 ft). Proper footwear suitable for steep and rugged terrain is required. The trails are well laid out and easily negotiated if you take your time! There’s lots of interesting geology and biology to explore. The Niagara Glen Nature Centre overlooks the Niagara River Whirlpool, a unique natural phenomenon that you must see to believe! Thousands of years ago, as the Niagara River slowly eroded its way through the Niagara Escarpment, creating the Great Gorge, a right-angle turn in the river’s path forced the rushing water into a deep counter-clockwise spin. Daily hiking tours and bicycle rentals are available seasonally at the centre, and visitors are invited to explore new educational displays including “Animals of the Glen”, nature and geology “touch tables” and interpretive panels on the flora, fauna and geology of the Niagara Glen. Parks Naturalists will also be available at the centre to answer any questions you may have about this precious jewel known as the Niagara Glen. Important Note — the Niagara Glen is a Nature Reserve that contains wild flora and fauna (plants and animals). Please observe all posted regulations, stay on trails that are marked and follow generally accepted trail etiquette. Fires are not permitted. Take only photos, leave only footprints!
Ojibway Nature Centre is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Exhibits in the Nature Centre provide an opportunity to learn more about local ecology.
Mainland Canada’s southermost tip. Enjoy sandy beaches, wide diversity of habitats and animals, picnic areas, and of course, bike trails!
The award-winning Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is a popular, year-round, outdoor activity for guests looking for an escape and quiet relaxation in nature. The Spa offers online reservations for guaranteed access to the Thermal Journey experience including Finnish & Infrared Saunas, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges, Waterfalls, a Eucalyptus Steam Room, Outdoor Fireplaces, and indoor/outdoor relaxation areas. Situated in a natural forest setting, minutes from downtown Collingwood & Blue Mountain Resort, Scandinave Spa is open daily from 9am-9pm. Guests can book Massage treatments online up to four months in advance. Last minute access to the Spa is based on availability. Guests can walk-up and check availability at the spa but may be subject to a Wait List if the spa is at capacity. Guests must be 18 years and older to enjoy. For up to date information, please visit the website.
Enjoy a private cabin at the edge of the forest, located on 150 acres of rolling meadows and forest surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land with 25 km of trails to explore by bike or hike or ski.
The Hive is comprised of two buildings – an old historical church (The Hive Centre) and a retro executive home (The Hive Bed & Breakfast), nestled in 18 acres of the Wilmot Creek Commemorative Forest. Both The Hive Centre and the Bed & Breakfast are used for programming, workshops and events and are available for private events – ideal for retreats, family gatherings, special occasions, conferences, etc.
Turn your camping experience into a learning adventure that’s fun for both avid birders and families alike at one of North America’s only campgrounds located in the heart of a bird sanctuary. This nature reserve features 69 campsites and 5 group campgrounds, a Visitor Interpretive Centre with displays and themed merchandise, 8 kilometres of self-guided hiking trails and of course, abundant wildlife. The Waterfront Trail runs right through the Sanctuary offering a unique and scenic route for cyclists. Bike racks and lock-up at Visitor Centre. Special bonus to campers: Upon check-in campers receive 2 free passes they can use for admission to either award-winning Upper Canada Village or Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada. Facilities: •NEW! 10 Recreation Vehicle Sites (with water and 50 amp) •6 Premium Waterfront (no services) •21 Regular Sites (no services) •5 Electric-only Sites (30 amp) •27 Recreational Vehicle Sites (with water and 30 amp) •5 Group Camping Areas (1 with electricity, 4 with no services) •NEW! The Boathouse Loft •Trailer Dumping Station •Showers •Washrooms •Laundromat •Retail Store/Registration •Boat Launching Amenities: •Visitor Interpretive Centre •Gift Shop •Outdoor Picnic Area •Bicycles racks •Restrooms Attractions: •Only minutes from Upper Canada Village •Only minutes from Upper Canada Golf Course (host course of the 2013 PGA Tour Canada Great Waterway Classic) •Only minutes from Crysler Park Marina •Nearby shopping in Cornwall and Morrisburg
The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is located on 3,000 acres of wetlands, fen and forest in Midland, Ontario (Near Georgian Bay). The Centre includes an amphibian and reptile display hall, hiking, biking and skiing trails, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display, education classroom, event facilities, gift shop and Naturalists on staff. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to spark a commitment to conserving wetlands, woodlands and wildlife by creating exciting learning opportunities in a natural setting. We also offer families and individuals, community groups and teachers and students environmentally based educational presentations & tours through the Wye Marsh.