Conservation Areas

The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority provides a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the City of Timmins through its system of Conservation Areas and Community Trails.

We encourage the public to learn more about the area’s natural heritage. Many of our Conservation Areas use self-guided trails, storyboards and brochures to provide information about Conservation and our area’s unique natural history.

The following Conservation Areas are available to the public for a variety of activities including, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing, swimming, picnicking, photography, and more.

  • Gillies Lake Conservation Area
  • Hersey Lake Conservation Area
  • Mountjoy Historical Conservation Authority
  • White Waterfront Conservation Area

Our properties can be booked for your community event. More information is available on our Property Booking page.

Please remember all dogs must be on a leash at all times in all Conservation Areas.

Guide to Conservation Areas in Ontario

Conservation Ontario provides a website Guide to Ontario’s Conservation Areas. Use their website to find a Conservation Area near you, search for events, find out which areas offer your favourite recreation activities, and read stories about some of the best green spaces and natural features the province has to offer.

Conservation and natural areas protect valuable ecosystems and natural heritage features, such as wetlands, interior forests and sensitive wildlife habitat.