Located in the southwest portion of Niagara Falls, Heartland Forest is situated on over 200 acres that includes 4 kms of easy access trails meandering through grasslands, wetlands and the largest stand of Carolinian Forest in the Niagara Peninsula. The wetland is largely comprised of a swamp forest, also known as a slough forest. In terms of both wetland and Carolinian Forest coverage, this area presents one of the largest remaining ecosystems of its kind in the Niagara Region and is a valuable refuge for many species at risk. Over the years the property has developed to include forest trails and boardwalks, picnic pavilions, mini-putt, one of the largest tree-houses in Canada, fish, frog and turtle ponds and our 14,000 square foot Nature Centre – all accessible. Parents can push a stroller on the wide, easy-access paths. People who use mobility devices can park close to the entrance to the forest and enjoy their visit without worrying about encountering roots, rocks, curbs and steps. Heartland Forest serves the Niagara Region and Southwestern Ontario through its universal dedication to inspire the lives of people of all ages and abilities to respect, protect and enjoy the world of nature. Programs include wetland and woodland restoration, environmental education and inclusive camps; adaptable fitness and sports activities for children, adults and seniors; work experience and day programs for persons with disabilities; and a unique and accessible wood working shop.


8215 Heartland Forest Rd

Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 0L5

(905) 356-7384