The Gillies Lake Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of the City and is home to the most popular walking trail in the community. The Gillies Lake Promenade was developed by the Conservation Authority as part of its lake rejuvenation project in 1986. Since that time, the 2.5 km trail has become the focus for the entire community trail network with direct linkages to the Scout Rock, Golden Springs and Lion’s Walking Trails.
The Gillies Lake Conservation Area offers visitors a variety of things to do and see in a unique urban wilderness setting. It features a beautiful boardwalk, public washrooms, picnic facilities, interpretive storyboards, a recreation field and wireless hotspots (beach & sports field).
The family-friendly beach area offers a large playground structure and a supervised swimming area and change rooms.
This local outdoor gem has something for everyone to enjoy!
The Conservation Area can be accessed from Park Road off of Algonquin Blvd. East, from Highway 655 or off the Lakeshore Road cul-de-sac.
The following brochure is available for download and requires a PDF viewer.
Gillies Lake Conservation Area – This guide provides an overview of the Gillies Lake Conservation Area and features a variety of outdoor activities that are available to the public.