Visiting Conservation Areas during COVID-19
A phased reopening of some GSCA properties will begin this Saturday (May 23, 2020) after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Waterfalls, beaches, some escarpment sites and some other properties will remain closed at this time.
We would like to remind everyone that amenities like washrooms and garbage receptacles will not be available, so please plan your visit accordingly.
See our properties and permitted uses map download or interactive map, our brochure or visit our Conservation Areas page for details on these properties.
A list of open properties can be viewed here.
The following properties remain closed:
Ainslie Woods Conservation Area
Arran Lake Conservation Area
Bruce’s Caves Conservation Area
Christie Beach Conservation Area
Clendenan Dam Conservation Area
Eugenia Falls Conservation Area
Hibou Conservation Area (Only the beach area is closed consistent with public health order)
Indian Falls Conservation Area (Balmy Beach Sports fields will be open, however access to the trails and waterfall is closed)
Inglis Falls Conservation Area (Arboretum will be open)
Peasemarsh Nature Reserve
Pottawatomi / Jones Falls Conservation Area
Old Baldy Conservation Area
Spirit Rock Conservation Area
Tips to remember while navigating nature during COVID-19:
- Explore close to home to limit non-essential travel.
- Maintain physical distancing when on the trails.
- Avoid touching surfaces.
- Take all garbage home, including dog waste.
- Be sure to check this page regularly for updates before you plan your hike.
- Be mindful of other trail users and limit your time to share the resources.
- Enjoy all the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature at many of GSCA’s properties again!