The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority


The Nottawasaga Watershed is recognized for its unique paddling opportunities. Visitors are asked to take safety precautions when out paddling. The rivers within the Nottawasaga Watershed are natural systems and will have changing conditions and fallen debris across the rivers.

Although close to the City of Barrie, the Nottawasaga River, through Minesing Wetlands is considered a wilderness area. Paddlers can put in at the Willow Creek Canoe Corral on George Johnston Road a 5-8 hour paddle down Willow Creek, into the Nottawasaga River and to the Edenvale Conservation Area.

If limited on time, paddlers can put in at the Edenvale Conservation Area, and paddle upstream until they choose to turn around.

Friends of Minesing Wetlands provide guided spring paddles into Minesing Wetlands.

The New Lowell Conservation Area, which is under the management of the New Lowell Campground and Conservation Park Ltd provides paddling opportunities in the reservoir and Coat’s Creek.

Please contact the New Lowell Campground and Conservation Park Ltd for additional details, as fees do apply to day-use visitors.

Young campers who are part of Camp Tiffin in the summer will have the opportunity to learn paddling skills.

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