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Purdon Conservation Area

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June 16, 2022: The Orchid are blooming! Come visit soon.

Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk of a rare fen wetland and see the Canada’s largest colony of Showy Lady’s Slipper orchids. Take a hike through an uplands forest up to a breathtaking lookout. 2.5 km of trail.

Purdon Conservation Area is open dawn to dusk, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving. The typical bloom period for the Showy Lady's Slipper Orchids is the third weekend in June to early-mid July.

There is no parking fee but donations are always appreciated.

Special Features

  • Fully accessible boardwalk
  • Wheelchair accessible outhouse
  • Parking and picnic area


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