Sixty years present a lot of opportunity to record history on camera.

With so many important milestones for Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to celebrate, including our 60th anniversary, it’s no surprise that we’ve uncovered one more.

Proving a picture truly is worth a thousand words, CVC’s Flickr page recently passed 500,000 views. This unprecedented growth puts the page on track to surpass one million views before the end of the year!

For the uninitiated, Flickr is a photo hosting site that functions as an online photo album. Users can upload photos, create albums and interact through comments and ‘favourites’.

The CVC Flickr collection highlights key moments from both the past and present. Photos display everything from Terra Cotta wetland construction in the 90s to modern day shots of fall foliage at conservation areas.

If you want to start your own photo collection, online or otherwise, CVC conservation areas offer many prime photography opportunities. Here are some spots (but by no means all) that budding photographers can scope out:

Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

Connected to the picturesque Lake Ontario waterfront trail, this important area features the last remaining lakefront marsh between Toronto and Burlington. Rattray is home to distinct plant and wildlife, making it an environmental oasis in south Mississauga.

Snap some shots of:

  • Wildflowers
  • Turtles and beavers
  • Lake Ontario shoreline

Silver Creek Conservation Area

Located in the town of Halton Hills, Silver Creek is CVC’s largest conservation area. This significant portion of land is connected to the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and largest footpath. It is a part of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO protected, ecologically diverse natural area.

Snap some shots of:

  • Mature trees
  • Pristine ponds and brooks
  • Amphibians and escarpment-specific wildlife

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Adjacent to the Silver Creek Conservation Area in Halton Hills, Terra Cotta is a year-round site that boasts an award-winning wetland. It is connected to the Niagara Escarpment, and features scenic trails—perfect for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing—in addition to picnic areas and an education centre.

Snap some shots of:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Pileated woodpeckers
  • Cross country skiers and snowshoers in action
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