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Family Day - Free Admission!
Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation & other Conservation Areas

Visit s​​elect NVCA conservation areas for FREE on Family Day!  

With so many fun Family Day events in the area, we've decided to scale-back our Family Day activities this year.

Instead we'll be offering free parking at: 

So bring your family for a hike or strap on your snowshoes and get outside! ​

If you are coming to Tiffin:  With the warmer weather, there is NO outdoor skating today - sorry! The picnic pavilion will be open and the fire will be on should wish to warm up.

Please note: There is a mistake in a local paper saying we are hosting a family day festival at the Tiffin Centre.  WE ARE NOT. Sorry for any confusion.

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA @ the Central Ontario Agriculture Conference
Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Georgian College

Stop by and see us at the Exhibitors Area at the Central Ontario Agriculture Conference, March 3 & 4!

March Break Monday Children's Program
Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Conservation Area, Utopia


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Kick off March Break at the Tiffin Centre!

March Break Monday is a family-friendly outdoor adventure.

Tour Tiffin’s maple sugar bush and visit the Sugar Shack to see how maple syrup is made. Then try snowshoes and kick-sleds, make a craft, see how far you can throw a snow snake, and explore the Tiffin forest with a scavenger hunt. If the weather warms up we'll trade the snowshoes and kick-sleds for birding and orienteering programs!

Admission fee: $7.50 per person in advance or $10.00 at the door. Children 3 and under attend free of charge.


Registration Details

To register and pay in advance, please click below and follow the instructions.

Eventbrite - March Break Monday at the Tiffin Centre

Advanced tickets/registration closes March 10, 2017 at 12:00 noon.


FAQs

What is the refund policy?

Refunds can be issued until the close of registration.  No refunds will be issued after this date.

Is there any food for purchase at the Tiffin Centre?

For those eating lunch at the Tiffin Centre, please note that there is no food available for purchase. Water fountains are available to fill up re-useable water bottles.

Do I need to accompany my children to this event?

We require that all children have an adult supervisor on-site and participating in our programs.

What if it rains?

All of our programs run rain, snow or shine.  Please come prepared for outdoor activity and dress appropriately for the weather.

Can I bring my dog to this event?

While leashed dogs are allowed on NVCA trails, only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

Questions?

Contact NVCA's Environmental Education Team at 705-424-1479 x280 or outdoored@nvca.on.ca.

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Get back to the Sugar Shack! - An experiential tour of the Tiffin Centre's working sugar bush displaying First Nations, pioneer and modern-day maple syrup making through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The fascinating world of tree science will also be explored.

Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​​​ 
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

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A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup.  Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. 

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants. Cash only at the gate.

This is an all-in admission fee, including breakfast and all activities.  There will be a small materials fee for those wishing to build a bird house.

Check out the Fun - Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival 2016 (video)

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

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A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup.  Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. 

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants. Cash only at the gate.

This is an all-in admission fee, including breakfast and all activities.  There will be a small materials fee for those wishing to build a bird house.

Check out the Fun - Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival 2016 (video)

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Earth Day Art Day - Become inspired by the natural beauty at the Tiffin Centre. Create water colour landscapes, nature photography and earth works.​

Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Annual Tree Sale (Utopia)
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia
Join us for the annual NVCA Arbor Day Tree Sale!

Trees are sold in bundles of 10 for $20 to $30. A variety of species will be available, including pine, spruce, dogwood, oak, maple and more! Cash or credit card payments only.

Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, Utopia (map), about 10 minutes west of Barrie.

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: tree planting site in the watershed

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: Spring Tree Plant - Join NVCA's stewardship team for a day of planting trees and rehabilitating wildlife habitat. Take a guided hike exploring the ecological significance of the area.

Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Willow Conservation Area, Grenfel

Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world - all ages welcome!

This month: History Comes Alive at Fort Willow - Peel back the layers of history that exist in Simcoe County. First Nations, fur traders and 1812 foot soldiers converge at this fascinating historic site.

​Visit our homeschool page for more information and to register.​
NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Festival at Fort Willow
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fort Willow Conservation Area, Grenfel

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Come to Fort Willow and witness life as it was during the early 19th century with hands-on demonstrations for all ages!

  • military, First Nations and voyageur encampments
  • cannon and musket firing demonstrations
  • re-enactors and authentic demonstrations of medicine, sewing, cooking, weaving, blacksmithing and more
  • children’s activities including musket drills, candle making and beading

FREE ADMISSION. Food and beverages will be available for sale.  Cash only please.​

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Willow, NVCA, the Township of Springwater and the Rotary Club.

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Suite Works, 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 309, Barrie

​​​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings.

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, November 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia

​​The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​