Claireville Conservation Area


8180 Regional Road 50 Brampton, ON L6T 0A6 Get Directions


  • Parking available at Hwy. 50 entrance north of Steeles Ave


Claireville Conservation Area is 848 ha of natural and forested area that straddles Peel Region and Toronto.

A passive conservation area for the preservation of local wildlife and natural landscape, Claireville is a popular destination for local birders, walkers and bikers.

aerial view of claireville conservation area

Claireville Conservation Area is the largest natural setting of its kind, on the doorstep of four major GTA cities: Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan. The natural landscape here boasts wetlands, valleys, forests, grasslands and the west branch of the Humber River and its tributaries.

While at Claireville, please observe the permitted activities and respect the posted Trail Rules and Etiquette. Enjoy your visit!


TRCA reminds all nature seekers to be extremely cautious when enjoying time outside this winter, and to stay on designated trails at all times.

Ice is never 100% safe. Please STAY OFF local TRCA rivers, streams, ponds, reservoirs, wetlands and marshes. Conditions are not being monitored and ice may be unsafe.

Venturing out onto the ice is NOT a permitted activity at TRCA parks. Do not put yourself and others at risk.


Please Note:

  • Prior to coming to this location, every visitor must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not visit the location.
  • No washrooms on site. (Please plan ahead.)
  • Limited or no waste receptacles. (Please carry out litter.)


STAY SAFE! Stay on the trails you see on the map.


Claireville conservation area trail map


Horseback Riding

Claireville Ranch at Claireville Conservation Area offers something for everyone, from novices to experienced riders. LEARN MORE.

TreeCaching Trail

Watershed TreeCaching provides an opportunity for trail users to embark on a self guided tour of the landscape. With the aid of smartphone technology, participants will learn about the tree species they encounter while discovering the rich cultural and natural heritage of our watersheds.

LEARN MORE about Claireville Conservation Area’s TreeCaching Trail.


Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) updated its Claireville Conservation Area Management Plan in 2012. This plan, developed with input from partners, stakeholders and the public, will guide the future use of the area.

The following statement was developed to provide strategic direction for the plan:

Claireville Conservation Area is an oasis for wildlife and people — a healthy, diverse urban forest and one of the largest natural corridors in a major city region. It is a destination where the natural and cultural heritage resources are protected and restored through partnerships and community-based stewardship. Visitors enjoy year-round nature-based recreation and education experiences while respecting the unique environmental features.

hikers explore claireville conservation area


Pets are permitted at most TRCA Conservation parks. However, for the safety and enjoyment of everyone, we do insist that:

  • Pets are kept on a leash no longer than 2 metres at all times.
  • Owners clean up after their pets.
  • Non-service pets are not allowed in the visitors centre or on ski trails.
  • A maximum of three pets per person/family.
  • Pets are never left unattended.

For more information, please read our Domestic Animals Policy.