This Conservation Halton wildlife centre and conservation area near Hamilton is a popular destination year-round for mountain biking, trail hiking, bird-watching, the Play Barn, the Maple Town sugar bush festival, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and Christmas Town with Santa.
Mountsberg Raptor Centre
One of the main attractions at Mountsberg is the Raptor Centre, open year-round. Get up close with birds of prey like owls, falcons, owls, eagles, and hawks. Birds-of-prey shows take place multiple times daily and you can also book a private behind-the-scenes raptor encounter, photo shoots, and private hawk walks. The birds are permanent residents, many rescued and rehabilitated.
The Barn at Mounstberg
Visit with sheep, horses, goats, rabbits, and chickens, or book a private Barn Encounter tour with staff, which may include the opportunity to pet or hold the animals.
Christmas Town at Mountsberg
Every year, you can rub elbows with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the elves at the Christmastown “village” inside the Mountsberg Conservation Area. But book early! Registration is by lottery, beginning in early September each year.
Every March, the Mountsberg Sugar Bush opens to visitors to see both modern and historical maple-tree tapping and syrup-making demonstrations. See maple candy being made, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, and enjoy a pancake breakfast.
Birthday Parties at Mountsberg
Mountsberg Conservation Area offers several themed birthday parties for nature lovers, including winter sleigh ride parties and birds-of-prey parties. Though all include outdoor activities, there’s a party room for an indoor celebration, too.
Field Trips to Mountsberg
Mountsberg is a popular field trip destination for schools and camp groups, with environmental education activities for students in kindergarten through Grade 12 as well as preschool age children.