Elora Gorge Conservation Area, Elora

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Discover the Canadian wilderness across 145 hectares (360 ac) of raw nature at Elora Gorge Conservation Area. At the nature reserve, find an abundance of campsites, hiking trails, and swimming areas, or engage in a range of activites, such as swimming, kayaking, and tubing. Head to the Grand River, the nature park’s main attraction. Dip your feet into the cold water of the river, which flows through the bottom of the gorge for approximately 2 km (1.2 mi), or head to the Elora Quarry Conservation Area. There, find an old swimming hole surrounded by cliffs up to 12 m (39 ft) tall. To visit Elora Gorge Conservation Area and get the most from your holiday in Elora, create itinerary details personal to you using our Elora trip site.
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  • Fascinating walks all around the gorge and town starting/ending at the Elora Mill and the pedestrian bridge. Great way to spend and hour or two, or longer.  more »
  • Very beautiful views of the gorge and the Grand River. Great hiking and lots of spots to take pictures!  more »
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  • Well maintained conservation park, ideal for trail lovers. Best place to hang out if you love the nature. If you want to escape for a day from work and stress, this is the best place. Beautiful scenery. There is an entrance fee per person, open till 9pm and to the public. Staff was very nice. Definitely recommend to all nature lovers
  • This is my second time going to Elora Gorge. I had a great time during my visit in 2017 and was expecting a similar experience when I came back a couple of weeks ago. 2 out of the 7 tubes that we rented popped as we were going down the river stream. Naturally this made our group apprehensive, as we expected the tubes that we rented to be more resilient. Instead of finishing the trip, we found a way to exit and walked back to the rental center. The staff gave us a refund for two out of the seven tubes that we rented but I truly feel that they should have refunded us the full amount seeing as how our experience was interrupted. We were told that "It was our choice to exit" while we were going down the river. When two out of the seven tubes you rent pop not even half way down the river, you really do lose confidence. Due to safety concerns we decided to leave. This was a really poor customer experience and I was hoping that the staff would be more accommodating. I'd give this a zero star if I could, however, that isn't currently an option. I'd be willing to amend the rating if I am contacted by the Park staff and we come to some sort of agreement, else, my review will remain as-is. I have video proof as well as someone in out group had a go pro.
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