Welcome to Heartland Forest, a unique natural attraction Where Learning Comes Naturally. Located within the urban boundary of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Heartland Forest is a registered charitable organization with a passion for all ages and abilities. We invite you to come for a visit and enjoy the easy access trails, gardens, carvings, turtle, frog and fish ponds, picnic and interpretative areas. With the opening of the new Nature Centre in 2013 we have been able to expand our programming, offering year-round access and fulfilling Heartland’s desire to be seen as a leading example of accessibility, an active lifestyle and environmental stewardship. 

Heartland Forest is open to the public for free from 9am to 4pm daily. If you are visiting with a group other than your family, we ask that you kindly phone ahead to let us know!

Have a wonderful day!

Birthday Parties

Did you know … when you book at birthday party at Heartland Forest you support our work experience program for adults with intellectual disabilities as well as our woodworking program for adults with acquired brain injury. Book your birthday party now!


Heartland Forest Nature Experience continues to operate and offer its facilities FREE of charge thanks in part to its financial donors. Your partnership fulfills Heartland’s desire to be seen as a leading example of accessibility, an active lifestyle and environmental stewardship. Donate now!

Facility Rentals

FishingWhen you rent our facilities your support helps us keep our trails accessible so all can enjoy. Our passion is ‘making nature accessible for all’. Your contribution makes a difference – thank you for partnering with us! Learn more about facility rentals.



Heartland Forest Nature Experience is Accessible!


To inspire and enrich the lives of people of all abilities through inclusive program offerings and hands on exploration. We are committed to community engagement and environmental stewardship for future generations. Read more here.


What Our Visitors Say

“Thank you once again for all of your help for our management retreat today. The room was perfect for the event and the surroundings were beautiful. You really have a great team of helpers too. Cheers!”

Chris McIntosh RECE, A Child’s World

“Heartland Forest Nature Experience is a benchmark for parks to model their concepts around. It’s also a symbol of true citizenship that its founder has passionately put his heart into environmental consciousness, community engagement and inclusion.”

Julie Foster

“My children have been attending a bi-­‐weekly forest discovery program for the last two years at Heartland Forest. Out of all programs I have my children in, this is one of the ones I most value. It has been a very positive experience for them. They’ve made good friendships, and all while actively exploring nature with a highly knowledgeable teacher. Thanks so much Heartland Forest for all you do to further this kind of education for our children!”

Tina McEwen (B.A., B.Ed.), Classroom teacher for 10+ years & now a homeschooling mom