Ontario. Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Site: Thornbury

Service: Niagara Escarpment Commission

Record #: CWD0562
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 15 Mar 2019


Description (Service) Maintains the Niagara Escarpment as a continuous natural environment.

The Niagara Escarpment is a protected area governed by Canada's first large-scale environmental land use plan. The Niagara Escarpment Plan outlines land use designations, development criteria and related permitted uses, including farming, forestry and mineral resource extraction. It also provides for a string of 141 Niagara Escarpment Parks and Open Spaces (NEPOSS) linked by the Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest continuous footpath.

The Niagara Escarpment is a designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Bruce County ; Dufferin County ; Grey County ; Simcoe County ; Dufferin County - (East Garafraxa Twp; Amaranth Twp; Melancthon Twp; Mono Twp; Mulmur Twp)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information. Development Permit Application form.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Blue Mountains
Address & Map
Kings Court; 99 King St E
The Blue Mountains, ON
Canada N0H 2P0
Intersection Hwy 26 and Elgin St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-599-3340
Fax 519-599-6326
E-Mail necthornbury@ontario.ca
Website escarpment.org
Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/escarpment_nec
Mailing Address PO Box 308 
Thornbury, ON 
Canada N0H 2P0

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