Boyd Conservation Area

Hours of operation

Today: Closed Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed


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  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Sites Available
  • Sports Fields
  • Pets Permitted on Leash
  • Washrooms

Conservation Parks


  • Boyd is opening weekends only on May 20, 2017.

See below for park fees

Come together with nature, the outdoors, and family and friends at Boyd Conservation Area. Hike through the forest, play on green spaces along the Humber River, and enjoy picnics, BBQs and fun.

Located within the headwaters of the Don and Humber Rivers, Boyd Conservation Area offers a unique opportunity to enjoy nature in the city. The park is one of the GTA’s foremost summer picnic destinations for families and large groups. The steep-sided Humber River Valley and tall trees provide a quiet refuge where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors.


Have a ball with family and friends this summer. With 17 picnic sites located throughout the park, Boyd Conservation Area can easily accommodate groups both large and small. Our friendly customer service representatives will help you determine the best site for your group and will even set you up with caterers, tent rental and entertainment companies.

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Picnics shelter at Boyd Conservation Area


Explore the trails that wind through the beautiful Humber River valley at Boyd Conservation Area.

Boyd Conservation Area hiking trail

Cross Country Running

During the fall, Boyd Conservation Area plays host to a number of cross-country races. The large shade trees offer runners the perfect conditions for training and competition. Our friendly staff has plenty of experience hosting cross country runs and will help make your next race a success.

Day Camps

Boyd is a great place for day camps and day cares to explore nature’s playground during the summer months. We offer an ideal location with many shaded areas, picnic shelters for lunch and snack times, open fields for sports and plenty of washrooms. Special permit pricing applies.

Private Functions

For more information, date availability or to book an appointment to visit the facilities, please call 416.667.6295 or

Groups and Education:

To book Boyd Conservation Area for group activities, please call our customer service department at 416.667.6295.

Barred owl photographed at Boyd Field Centre

Pet Policy:

Pets are permitted at most Toronto and Region Conservation areas. However, to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we do insist that:

  • Pets are kept on a leash no longer than 2 metres at all times.
  • Owners clean up after their pets.
  • Pets are not permitted in the Aquatic or Visitor Centres.
  • A maximum of three pets per person/family.
  • Pets are never to be left unattended.

For more information, please read our Domestic Animals Policy.


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