Visit Boyd Conservation Area

Boyd Conservation Park

Boyd Conservation Area in Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario is a fantastic place to spend a day in nature! With numerous hiking and nature trails, picnic areas, and a stunning lake, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Boyd Conservation Area is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors all year round. The park has hiking and interpretive trails, a lodge with meeting rooms for day use, an outdoor pool, an accessible playground, and much more. Take a break from doing chores and calling that eavestrough company, spend some time outside instead.

Winter visitors can take advantage of cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing opportunities. There is also an off-leash dog exercise area available in the park for dogs to run and play.

Boyd Conservation Area is situated in the Humber River Valley on over 200 hectares of land. It is bordered by the Humber River to the south and West Humber Parkland to the north. The park is located on the west side of Vaughan.


The land that is now Boyd Conservation Area was first settled in 1824 by Timothy Street, who came from Vermont. John Boyd bought the land from Street in 1837. The Boyds cleared the land and built a farmhouse, barn and sawmill on the Humber River. In 1921, John Boyd's grandson sold the property to the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (MTRCA).

The MTRCA began acquiring more land in the area and by 1979 had assembled a 230-hectare (568-acre) parcel of land which included the original Boyd farmstead. The area was opened to the public as a conservation area in 1980.

Location and Getting There

Boyd Conservation Area is situated in Woodbridge, in Vaughan, Ontario. You can get there by taking Highway 400 North to Major Mackenzie Drive West. The Boyd Conservation Area will be on your right-hand side. There is a parking lot for guests.

The Park

Boyd Conservation Area is a stunning park situated in Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario. The park has numerous hiking trails, a playground, a picnic area, and a pond. The park is also the natural habitat of various wildlife, such as rabbits, squirrels, and birds.


Boyd Conservation Area is the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities all year round. In the winter, go for a hike or snowshoe on one of the trails, or strap on some skis and explore the cross-country ski trails. When the weather warms up, hit the trails on your bike, go for a paddle on one of the lakes, or take a dip in the pool. You can also fish in Boyd’s three ponds (a valid fishing license is required).


Here are a few suggestions to help you take full advantage of your time at Boyd Conservation Area:

-Wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat and sunscreen, especially if you'll be visiting during the summer.

-Bring a packed lunch or snacks and enough water to stay hydrated.

-Make sure to take all your trash with you when you go, including any recyclables.

-Dogs are always welcome in the park, but they must be kept on a leash during their visit.

-Smoking is not allowed in the park.


Boyd Conservation Area is the perfect spot to visit if you want to connect with nature and escape the busyness of city life. With miles of trails to explore, a lake for swimming and fishing, and plenty of picnic areas, there's something for everyone at Boyd.

What's next? Check out Vaughan Mills for another family-friendly activity!