- Parking available at Hwy. 50 entrance north of Steeles Ave
Claireville Conservation Area is 848 acres of natural and forested area that straddles Peel Region and Toronto. A passive conservation area for the preservation of local wildlife and natural landscape, Claireville is a popular destination for local birders, walkers and bikers.
Claireville Conservation Area is the largest natural setting of its kind, on the doorstep of four major GTA cities: Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan. The natural landscape here boasts wetlands, valleys, forests, grasslands and the west branch of the Humber River and its tributaries.While at Claireville, please observe the permitted activities and respect the posted Trail Rules and Etiquette. Enjoy your visit!
Watershed TreeCaching provides an opportunity for trail users to embark on a self guided tour of the landscape. With the aid of smart phone technology, participants will learn about the tree species they encounter while discovering the rich cultural and natural heritage of our watersheds.
LEARN MORE about Claireville Conservation Area’s TreeCaching Trail.
Toronto and Region Conservation updated its Claireville Conservation Area Management Plan in 2012. This plan, developed with input from partners, stakeholders and the public, will guide the future use of the area. The following statement was developed to provide strategic direction for the plan:
Claireville Conservation Area is an oasis for wildlife and people – a healthy, diverse urban forest and one of the largest natural corridors in a major city region. It is a destination where the natural and cultural heritage resources are protected and restored through partnerships and community-based stewardship. Visitors enjoy year-round nature-based recreation and education experiences while respecting the unique environmental features.
Pets are permitted at most Toronto and Region Conservation areas; however, for the safety and enjoyment of everyone, we do insist that:
- Pets are kept on a leash at all times.
- Owners clean up after their pets.
- Non-service pets are not allowed in the visitors centre or on ski trails.