Since 1993, The Couchiching Conservancy has worked with partners and supporters to protect nature for future generations.


Acres protected


Reserves & Easements


Reserves with trails


KM of trails

Featured photo: Cedarhurst Alvar on the Carden Alvar (Cameron Curran).

These Nature Reserves are wild places with inherent risks. It is possible that you may encounter bears, moose, and other wild animals while visiting. Use at your own risk.

The Couchiching Conservancy acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the territory of Anishnaabeg. 

Nature Reserve Etiquette

Tread lightly while visiting the Nature Reserves for these activities:

Nature appreciation, hiking, photography, snowshoeing, bird watching. Please pack out any garbage.

Keep your dog(s) on leash at all times so everyone can enjoy nature:

This ensures everyone is safe, wildlife are not bothered and that other visitors and the habitat is respected.

leave no trace. the following activities are not allowed on the reserves:

Mountain biking, harvesting and foraging, hunting and trapping, camping, motorized vehicles,  paintballing and building shelters and stands.

Always be prepared for the conditions, bring safety items and get to know the Reserves:

Download footpath & trail maps, be prepared for adverse trail conditions.

You can click on any of the Nature Reserve names below for more information...

Learn about these special areas: