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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Nature/Photography Tour

Back Pond

70 Abbott St.

Brockville, ON

Self guided Kids Nature & outdoors Photography Tour

Located north of Brockville, just two km from Highway 29, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area includes 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest. The reservoir located on this property is a Class 1 provincially significant wetland with a high diversity of plant and animal life. Also known locally as the Back Pond, the Wildlife Area was renamed by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority in 1987, to recognize the efforts and achievements of a Brockville resident and early Conservation Authority member Mac Johnson. 11km of trails cross woodland, wetland and field areas. The Wildflower Loop (trail 1) has been developed as an interpretive trail. A breeding pair of swans is located in the trumpeter swan compound. Find out more information about our swans here. Pack sturdy shoes, food, water, camera or cell phone and enjoy a day of exploration. The area is also popular among artists.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Facebook

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Cataraqui Conservationra

This event is free.

Organized by

Russ Disotell


This event is part of a hub:

Downtown Brockville King Street Hub

Brockville Culture Days Brockville, ON

The Downtown King Street Hub encompasses the length of King St. between Perth and Market St. West in downtown Brockville. This is the historic heart of the city and includes some of the unique architecture, shopping and arts experiences, an...


70 Abbott St.

Brockville, ON

Conservation Area: 7:30 a.m. to dusk daily. Mac Johnson Wildlife Area is located on Debruge Road, east of Tincap, 4 km north on Hwy. 29 from Hwy. 401 in Brockville.

Event Contact

Russ Disotell