Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Wawanosh Nature Centre
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Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Education Programs - Wawanosh Nature Centre

Wawanosh Nature Centre

The Wawanosh Nature Centre is a magical learning environment that provides teachers and group leaders with the opportunity to complement classroom learning with hands-on, outdoor experiences.

The property contains a diversity of natural habitats making it an ideal setting for education and recreation activities. Both the Maitland River and the Belgrave Creek flow through the Conservation Area. The site also contains small wetlands, cedar lowlands, mature plantations, old meadows and a deciduous woodlot.

Facilities at the site include two classrooms, indoor washrooms and a picnic area. A campfire area is also available. The property contains an extensive trail system. The Nature Centre building is wheelchair accessible as is a short boardwalk to the Belgrave Creek. Please contact education staff to discuss programming for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Programs are available for classes ranging from kindergarten to grade 12. All the activities at Wawanosh are flexible and can be modified to meet specific group interests or needs. Programs are available throughout the year. Community groups are welcome to make weekend and evening bookings subject to staff availability.

Program Cost:

Half day visit: $5.50 per student
Full day visit: $9.50 per student
Snowshoe Rental $1.35 per pair with a program, $2.00 per pair without a program plus bussing costs. There is no HST on education programs.

Making a Booking

All programs must be booked in advance. Bookings are taken on a first-come, first served basis. To make a booking please contact Erin Dolmage at or by calling 519 335-3557. The MVCA office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Messages may be left at other times.

For detailed information please review the program flyers in our Documents Area.