Heartland Forest Nature Experience is a unique natural attraction Where Learning Comes Naturally.  Located within the urban boundary of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Heartland Forest is a registered charitable organization since 2003.

Heartland Forest is a wonderful example of a Carolinian Forest including seasonal wetlands that clearly demonstrate the amazing diversity of life that exists here. It is a joy to see all ages and abilities, whether it is seniors, families or school and community groups, learn and grow while enjoying the 2.5 km of easy access trails, butterfly garden, animal carvings, Tootsie Express train, barrier-free mini-putt and picnic areas.  People come for all over South Western Ontario to visit Heartland Forest for both its accessibility and the outdoor nature experience with over 20,000 visitors annually.

Thanks to a sizable grant from the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund and the support of our community we recently celebrated the realization of our dream to provide a four season nature experience – for all!  The new 14,000 square foot Nature Centre provides year-round access and programming and fulfills Heartland’s desire to be seen as a leading example of accessibility, a healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship.

Open year round.  Free admission.  Leashed dogs welcome! 

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Register on-line at info@heartlandforest.org or call 905.356.7384
For more information look under Programs or Events.


Nature Centre Winter Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 4:00

Saturday & Sunday Open for Events Only – Check Calendar

Park Hours

Daily 9:00 – Dusk


Click here to read the funding announcement from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.




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