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​Whitchurch Conservation Area


​Closure Notice: Due to the recent weather system that swept through Southern Ontario on Saturday May 21, 2022, Whitchurch Conservation Area will be temporarily closed until further notice. We are working diligently on repairs, which include the use of heavy equipment and chains​aws - it is important the public stay away for their own safety and to allow us to do our work. Updates will be provided on social media and on this page when they become available. Your patience as everyone recovers from the storm is appreciated.​​​​​​​​



​Welcome to Whitchurch Conservation Area! Please follow all park rules during your visit.

Parking fees are in effect for Whitchurch Conservation Area. These fees go directly back into the maintenance and management of this property, and help to keep it beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Please park in designated spots only.

​To pay for parking​, please follow directions on parking lot signage using the MacKay Pay app. Looking to pay for parking from your desktop? Visit MacKay Pay online and enter Zone 37​00 when prompted.

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Frequent visitor? Learn more about the perk​s of an Annual Pass​ and get unlimited access to nature, free parking ​and mo​re.

​About Whitchurch​

Whitchurch Conservation Area is an 11 he​ctare, mainly wooded property, located in the Township of Whitchurch-Stouffville, and sits on the northern edg​e of the Oak Ridges Moraine. It was reforested in the late 1960’s which today provides lots of shade as the plantation has matured, and new successional forest growth has successfully occurred.

Whitchurch Conservation Area is adjacent to the Robinson Tract of the York Region Forest, and is connected by trails. This property contains a relatively rich collection of bird species, as well as a variety of ecological communities. Also containing a small pond, this property can be noisy with the calling of frogs in the springtime. With rustic trails crossing the property, this is a great place to take the family for a hike!​