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Cascades Conservation Area

Conservation Area
Aerial view of Cascades Conservation Area

Cascades Conservation Area is a great choice for a quiet hike in the beautiful poplar and birch forest. The highlight for many people is the spectacular rapids along the Current River.

Visitors have a choice of several walking trails, each offering a different experience. A 775 metre trail loop (Forest Trail) was paved in 2002 and allows people with accessibility concerns to discover Cascades' beautiful forest.

You may also wish to enjoy a barbecue or picnic near the pavilion. The pavilion features interpretive displays highlighting the geological, hydrological and botanical features of the area. While enjoying the Cascades, take the opportunity to view the wide variety of geological formations on the Current River.

Cascades Conservation Area is an extremely popular area for dog-walking. We urge all pet owners to keep your dogs on-leash at all-times while visiting Cascades and that it is the pet-owner’s responsibility to clean up after their pet.

Recreational Opportunities

Area Features:

-parking lot

-picnic tables


-BBQ grills

-trails (5.5 km total):

~Yellow Trail- 850 m

~Forest Trail-775 m (paved; accessible)

~Red Trail-1400 m

~Orange Trail-1600 m

~Blue Trail-700 m

~Link Trail-150 m

-interpretive facilities

-outdoor privies

-approx. 162 hectares

Accessibility Notes

The Forest Trail (775 metres) is paved and accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets must remain leashed at all times. Please pick up after your pets.


Seasons Accessible






$2.00 per vehicle parking fee or purchase an Explore Card Parking Pass

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