Enjoy the outdoors at Brampton’s Natural Heritage System


Published September 7, 2021 at 11:41 am

A part of the valley lands of the Etobicoke Creek, Loafer’s Lake Park is one of many parks that are part of Brampton’s NHS.

With autumn just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

And the City of Brampton makes that a little easier with its Natural Heritage System (NHS).

Brampton’s NHS is a network of naturalized lands and waters, including woodlands, valleys, wetlands, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and meadows. These features, linked by natural and restored corridors, make up the city’s natural landscape.

The NHS provides benefits and vital services to the community, such as keeping air and water clean, maintaining biodiversity, reducing flooding, providing recreational opportunities and beautiful places to visit, and absorbing and storing greenhouse gas emissions.

Brampton’s NHS is widely accessible through trails and parks where you can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of connecting with nature.

Learn more about the NHS and see a map at the city’s website.

Creditview Sandalwood Park is a part of Brampton’s NHS, featuring woodlands and wetlands.

Andrew McCandless Park is another park that is connected to Brampton’s NHS, featuring trails along a wetland, naturalized bioswales and stormwater pond.


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