The Riverwood Conservancy

Come take a walk on the wild side!

Looking for an adventure? Look no further than your own backyard!

The Riverwood Conservancy is a conservation park in the heart of downtown Mississauga, just minutes from Celebration Square and Square One Shopping Centre. Spanning 150 acres, the park is home to all kinds of wildlife including deer, salmon, snakes, salamanders and a wide variety of feathered friends, all waiting to meet you!

Education for every age!

Riverwood is dedicated to promoting a love of the environment as well as an awareness of the challenges facing our Canadian forests today. We offer many different educational programs suitable for students in kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. As we work with a variety of board members from both the Peel and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Boards, our programs are geared to meeting curriculum expectations while also providing students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical ways and get outside in nature!

Come for the fun and leave only your footprints behind!

Is there a fee to enter the park?

No! Riverwood is a public park, meaning it is open and free to the public.

What kind of practical experience will my students learn on a field trip at Riverwood?

Each program has different variations, meaning students will learn different skills based on the program you enroll them in. Some skills they may learn include how to determine the height of a tree, water sampling, ground sampling, how to use and determine area with a GPS, how to extract a core sample from a tree and even how to hand feed birds. We suggest choosing a program based on what you are currently teaching so the information is fresh and relevant.

Are there any programs geared towards Aboriginal studies?

Riverwood is currently working with the Peel and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Boards to develop a program with the Enabling Garden specifically for Aboriginal students with exceptionalities.

Is the park accessible?

Yes! Our park is barrier free and fully accessible, although our trails are currently not. We are in the process of researching ways to make our trails accessible to everyone of every ability and we hope to begin redesigning them very soon!

The Enabling Garden

At Riverwood you can find our internatonally award winning Enabling Garden, a place for people of all ages and abilities. The Enabling Garden is a fully-accessible, inclusive garden where people with and without exceptionalities can work together to create a beautiful, relaxing space. There are also several programs built around the Enabling Garden for students of all ages with exceptionalities.

Several key features of the Enabling Garden include ramps, raised planting platforms, sensory garden beds and a separate area from the garden known as the Dawn Redwood Circle, a perfect place to cool off in the shade during the summer and share stories.



White-tail Deer of Riverwood
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher at Riverwood
Mississauga: Riverwood Conservancy, Fall 2015

Hot Chocolate and Wild Birds

Sunday, Dec. 20th, 7am

4300 Riverwood Park Lane

Mississauga, ON

Come and join us for a day you won't soon forget! Our facilitators will lead a hike through the forest and show you how to feed chick-a-dees by hand! These little birds are not shy at all and are always happy to make new friends. After the hike you can enjoy a cup of piping hot chocolate. Bring your little ones along - our day ends with storytelling!

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