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Bannockburn Conservation Area

Visit Bannockburn Conservation Area - near Varna, between Bayfield and Brucefield.
Where is it?

Bannockburn Conservation Area is located at 76249 Bannockburn Line, northeast of Varna, between Brucefield and Bayfield, Ontario.

Download this map of Bannockburn Conservation Area:

How do I get there?
Driving Directions:

From Bayfield or Brucefield take County Road 3 and turn north at Bannockburn Line.

This Google Map link may help as well:

Why should I visit?

Bannockburn Conservation Area is home to six different natural communities: Wet Meadow; Eastern White Cedar; Deciduous Forest; Old Field; and Mixed Scrub and Marsh.

The trail starts with a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible. 

Early morning walks will reward you with sightings of deer; grouse; and numerous songbirds.

How do I find out more?

Download the Bannockburn Conservation Area Guide Book:

Take the professionally-narrated video tour - simply click on link or button below:

Take the professionally-narrated audio tour - simply click on link or button below:

To download the professionally-narrated audio tour , right-click on the link and save to a folder.

Bannockburn Walk a Mile Trail Information Project

Thanks to the Friends of the Bayfield River, and their partners - recognized in the Guide Book on this page - there is water quality information and education and technological enhancements at Bannockburn Conservation Area.

Please enjoy the new, professionally-narrated, self-guided Bannockburn tour. 

Enhance your Bannockburn experience by reading the new signs, taking the professionally-narrated audio (and video!) tour, use GPS and pedomoters, and more!

You can download the MP3 file using the Audio Tour link. This will open a new browser window. It would be best if you right-clicked and chose 'Save Link As' (or 'Save Target As') and saved the MP3 file to your computer.

If you would like a CD to play on a personal audio player please contact Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

Please note, the file size is a very large (7 MB).

Bannockburn Fall Hike

The annual Bannockburn Fall Hike was a family tradition for many years. While we are not currently organizing the hike as a formal event, we encourage you to hike the trails there and make it your family tradition.

Feel free to use the professionally-narrated audio and video tours to enhance your experience.

Measuring trees at Bannockburn Conservation Area

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Permitted Activities

Hunting and motorized vehicles are not permitted.

For permitted (and prohibited) uses, please visit the 'Permitted Uses' web page at this link:

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