Experience the gateway to the Niagara Escarpment and the UNESCO World Biosphere Park. Whether it’s your first experience or a return visit, Ball’s Falls offers natural beauty and wildlife at its best, spectacular vistas from the Niagara Escarpment, and the breathtaking backdrop of Niagara’s other falls. This showcase of environmental stewardship and cultural heritage offers you an unique eco-tourism experience.
Begin your visit at the Centre for Conservation and enjoy interactive exhibits that will introduce you to the natural and cultural diversity of the Niagara Escarpment.
Historical buildings are open for daily tours until October.
May 20th is the day to celebrate our community during the Victoria Weekend with something special. It’s Community Day and Admission is FREE! It is our way of thanking our community for their support. Be part of an official Ministry of Citizenship ceremony and congratulate our new Canadians as they take their oath of citizenship. Visitors can renew their oaths as well and enjoy a wide variety of family activities and exhibits. A special feature of the event is tied into the exhibit, It’s Better with Bees, and it will mark the book launch of The Buzz about Bees by well known children’s author Kari-Lynn Winters, 1 pm to 2:30 pm. The book launch will feature a round robin of children’s activities including dance, storytelling and games. Don’t miss this special presentationor the wild flower hike at noon.
Interested in the world of bees? You should be. They do more than just just make honey and not all bees do. We depend upon them more than you might know. Start your visit off with It’s Better with Bees, an exhibit at the Centre starting March 30th until July 1st, exploring these important pollinators and “bee” impressed.
Special to this exhibit is the art of Ele Willoughby and the Centre’s outdoor Bee Observation Box by artist, Sarah Peebles. It will be open April 5th for you to listen and learn.
Teachers! Participate in It’s a Bee’s Life: Science Programme at Ball’s Falls, April 22 – June 27, 2013, and let your students become Entomologists for the day! Discover the world of bees in this hands-on curriculum based programme. Students will explore the lives of bees of all kinds, their benefits to humans and the environment, and what we can do to save the bees. Book this programme with another curriculum-based education programme at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area for a full day of learning adventure. Grades 1, 2, 3, 4.
Hike trails that wind through the Twenty Valley or stroll through the early 19th Century heritage buildings, some of which date from the original Ball settlement. Ball’s Falls Conservation Area is your retreat and welcomed escape. Come explore Ball’s Falls. Ball’s Falls is a member of Ontario Welcomes Cyclists. Read More
Once known as Ball’s Mills, Louth Mills and Glen Elgin,
A destination for all seasons, the deeply incised Twenty
Designated a World Biosphere Reserve by the