The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Historic Sight Seeing

The Nottawasaga Watershed is steeped in rich history. From the Indigenous peoples who historically resided within the region, to the fur traders, the soldiers of the War of 1812 and pioneer settlers, NVCA’s Conservation Areas offer a unique opportunity to learn how our history shaped our lives and communities.

The Historic Fort Willow Conservation Area has been designated as a Federal and Provincial Historic Site.  Visitors are welcome to visit and explore the history of the site year-round, however history truly comes to life during the Festival at Fort Willow in September of each year.

Learn more about the history of our watershed through these virtual field trips!

Great Lakes Virtual Field Trip

Take a journey around the Nottawasaga Watershed! Topics include water quality, land formations, glaciers and human history along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay!.

Dive into history ​and see how NVCA’s Historic Fort Willow Conservation Area was used by Indigenous Peoples, fur traders, War of 1812 and settlers.

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