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Four Summer Eco-Activities in the GTA That You Can't Miss!

Aug 04, 2010

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) is helping families have eco-friendly outings this summer with many outdoor and educational activities right outside their doorsteps. TRCA encourages residents to be kind to Mother Earth this season by being green, travelling locally, and visiting one of their eco-friendly hot spots to learn, splash, play, and explore.

Learn how to live green
Gear-up for summer renovations and transform your home, minimize your ecological footprints and save money all at the same time! Come and see the next generation of green homes, at the Archetype Sustainable House, which showcases sustainable technologies that will help fight against climate change. Learn about renewable energy technologies on the Power Trip Trail. Visitors can also sign up for one the many hands-on energy or installation workshops that teach about various technologies and building design concepts, including solar modules. In an effort to help transform the Toronto region into the most sustainable community in the world, the Kortright Centre for Conservation, located in Woodbridge, is dedicated to raising awareness about the natural world and developing an understanding of the relationships between healthy ecological systems and our lifestyles. For more information, visit

Splash around in the coolest place to get wet in Caledon
Families can have an adventure-packed day at Albion Hills Conservation Area, at Caledon, located just 40 minutes north of Toronto. From pedal boat and canoe rentals, to hiking and mountain bike trails, there is something for every member of the family. Children of all ages can cool off at Lakeview Splash, the new, 100% accessible and eco-friendly water-play facility which overlooks Albion Lake. Lakeview Splash offers clean and safe water fun for kids with sophisticated water conservation and recycling systems, life guards on duty and wetland themed water features. Nature lovers can enjoy a spectacular view of lush forests, rolling hills and serene waters or spend the day on the trail to encounter wildlife and natural eco-systems. For more information, including parks fees, visit

Play a round at Richmond Hill's eco-friendly golf course
Get into the swing of things while enjoying family fun at Bathurst Glen Golf Course in Richmond Hill, where golf and nature co-exist. Bathurst Glen Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and is dedicated to helping preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protecting natural resources. At Bathurst Glen, junior golfers can receive a *free round of golf for ages 14 and under per paying adult as part of the Golf Course Family Special. Take advantage of the Driving Range Family Special with a *free small bucket of balls for ages 14 and under with a purchase of one large bucket per paying adult.
*Promotions valid Monday to Sunday after 5 p.m. from June 15 - Aug 31. For more information please contact 905- 773-4334 or email

Explore Ontario's past
At Black Creek Pioneer Village, visitors can experience early Ontario life with a hands-on History Centre, farm animals and live daily demonstrations. Tour the Black Creek Historic Brewery where adults can sample ales and porters right from the oak barrels, take a stroll around the beautiful gardens or enjoy the community concert series on Sunday afternoons throughout July and August; visit for concert listings.

Parks Memberships
Experience more nature, more value, more fun and more places with Parks Memberships. For information please go to


With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at


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