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Conservation Areas

Lake with people swimming off a beach

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) operates 11 conservation areas along the Grand River.

In Waterloo, the Laurel Creek Conservation Area is a popular place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Swimming, windsurfing, camping, hiking and bird-watching are just some of the activities you can do there.

The Laurel Creek Conservation Area is at 625 Westmount Rd., in Waterloo. Google Map

The Grand River is a Canadian Heritage River, flowing 300 kilometres through southwestern Ontario from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie.