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Contact Foley Mountain Conservation area
Rebecca Whitman
Area Supervisor,

105 Perth Road North, Box 244
Westport, ON
Tel: 613-273-3255

Visit Us!
Foley Mountain Conservation Area is just outside the scenic village of Westport, 45 minutes south of Smiths Falls, 50 minutes north of Brockville, 45 minutes north of Kingston. Click here for map.

Day Pass $6/vehicle (pay at entrance and display on dash board)

Annual Pass
— Pay Machines accept coin or credit card

Annual Passes can be
purchased at:
— Interpretive Centre (where applicable)
— Pay Machine (receipt can be redeemed for permanent pass)
Rideau Valley Conservation Centre (3889 Rideau Valley Dr. Manotick, ON K4M 1A5)

For more information on our
Annual Pass (click here)



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High atop a granite ridge overlooking the historic Upper Rideau waterway and Village of Westport is Foley Mountain. Foley is famous for its dynamic, hands-on, education programs for school children and youth groups. Enjoy the scenic lookout, hiking trails and picnic areas.

Trails — 9 kilometres

Special Features

  • Spy Rock scenic lookout
  • hiking and snowshoeing trails
  • interpretive centre
  • Discovery Centre
  • education and summer programs
  • natural swimming area on Upper Rideau Lake
  • facility rental
  • group camping
  • Dogs allowed on leash except at the natural swimming area.

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Click here for availability and online booking.
Education at Foley Mountain
School Programs — Where fun, adventure and learning come naturally

The outdoor environmental education program at Foley Mountain provides students with interactive, experiential, curriculum-based experiences that will help them to understand our natural world and their relationship with it.

Let Foley Mountain's Education Programs help you teach the Ontario science curriculum from junior kindergarten all the way through high school. Programs range from Beaver Pond Bonanza to Orienteering to Snowshoeing and everything in between!  NEW THIS YEAR – GPS and Geocaching program thanks to a generous donation by Mountain Equipment Co-op.  The program can accommodate up to 60 students per day and all equipment is provided. All programs are approximately 1.5 hours in duration.


  • $150 per class (maximum 30 students) for a half day program
  • $225 per class (maximum 30 students) for a full day program
  • Camping (programming not included) - $6/person/night

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Education Flyer

Interpretive Programs

2016 Foley Summer Programs and Camps

FREE MORNING PROGRAMS (10 – 11:30am) – free with a park pass.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FULL DAY PROGRAMS (9am – 4pm) – $35 per child and $30 for additional family members in the same session.  For children aged 6-12. 

FULL WEEK PROGRAMS (9am – 4pm daily) - Cost is $175 per child or $150 for an additional family member.  For children aged 6-12. 


Art in the Park:  6-12 yrs, $35/camper

July 12, 9am-4pm

Nature’s Super Heroes: 6-12 yrs, $175/camper

July 18 – 22, 9am-4pm

Nature’s Playground: 6-12yrs, $35/camper

July 26, 9am-4pm

Incredible Invertebrates:  6-12 yrs, $35/camper

Aug 2, 9am-4pm

Nature Explorers: 6-12 yrs, $175/camper

Aug 8-12, 9am-4pm

Nature’s Playground: 6-12yrs, $35/camper

Aug 16, 9am-4pm

Foley’s Forest Detectives: 6-12yrs, $35/camper

Aug 23, 9am-4pm

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Friends of Foley Mountain

The Friends of Foley Mountain is a non-profit charitable organization which was established in 1996 by a group of Westport area residents. The Friends' mission is to preserve and maintain Foley Mountain Conservation Area in its natural state for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.  Foley Mountain needs friends to continue to support its exciting programs.
Interested in becoming a Friend of Foley Mountain? Click here for more information!

Read FoFM newsletters, click here.

Renting Facilities at Foley Mountain

Facility Rentals at RVCA — click for more information

Download our facility rentals brochure — click here

Whether you are planning a meeting, seminar, company picnic, youth group camping trip, family gathering or wedding, Foley Mountain offers unique options for your event. We have a variety of facilities and natural areas that provide a beautiful backdrop for a range of occasions. Please note that we recommend making reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are several different types of facilities available for reservation:

  • Interpretive Centre — An indoor building which features a large common room as well as a full kitchen and flush toilets. Available for meetings, social gatherings, and community group overnight bookings.
  • Group camping — We have a group camp site available to organized groups such as Guiding, Scouting, schools, church groups and other associations.
  • Silversides Outdoor Learning Centre — An additional building off-grid building that can be rented along with group camping areas for extra shelter.
  • Picnic shelter — Our shelter is located in the group camping area and features a roof for protection from bad weather as well as space for approximately 8-10 picnic tables with extra tables spread out in the area around the shelter. The picnic shelter is a perfect setting for a family reunion or corporate picnic.
  • How to book — Contact the Foley Mountain Area Supervisor - rebecca.whitman@rvca.ca, 613-273-3255, or click the link below to start the online booking process.