The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Weddings at Fort Willow

Weddings at the Historic Fort Willow Conservation Area

The Historic Fort Willow Conservation area is steeped in history. Once a supply depot during the War of 1812, this conservation area was actively used for centuries by First Nations, fur trade and French explorers as part of a major transportation route known as the Nine Mile Portage linking Lake Simcoe and Lake Huron. 

The soaring post-and-beam Bernie Longson Memorial Pavilion accommodates up to 100 guests, and is a perfect spot for an outdoor summer celebration.​


The Historic Fort Willow Conservation Area has a number of unique features, ideal for backdrops to your photoshoot. A large palisade surrounds wood foundations that delineate the location of historic buildings. A large staircase leading into an adjacent valley and Ganaraska, North Simcoe Rail and Trans Canada trails provides great opportunities for additional variety of photos.​

We welcome recreational photographers, however professional photoshoots require a permit and must be pre-arranged.

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