The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Edenvale Conservation Area

Vegetation along the Nottawasaga River in Edenvale Conservation Area
Trail in Edenvale Conservation Area
Nottawsaga River in Edenvale Conservation Area

Found on the banks of the Nottawasaga River in the hamlet of Edenvale, this scenic Conservation Area offers visitors a convenient place to rest, picnic, launch their small boat or drop a fishing line. Known locally as the ‘take-out’ after a canoe trip through the Minesing Wetlands, this area can be used for overnight camping by people arriving by canoe only.

Starting in 2024, NVCA parking fees will apply at the Edenvale Conservation Area.

Getting there

  • Located at 3920 Highway 26 (map)
  • From the City of Barrie, take  Highway 26 west to Edenvale. Cross the Nottawasaga River and turn right at the third driveway into the conservation area. Please look for the sign to the Conservation Area as there are private properties close by.
  • The area is open spring to fall, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Canoe & Kayak



Dog walking

Parking Fees

Parking Pass Rate
Daily Parking Pass
$10.00 + HST per vehicle
Annual Parking Pass
$70.00 + HST per vehicle

Operating Hours

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