Virgil Dams Conservation Area

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General Information

The Virgil Dams and Conservation Area is a 50 hectare (123 acre) parcel of land which is home to the Four Mile Creek flood plain and Virgil Reservoir. This area is ideal for a leisurely stroll or a picnic with the family. Surrounded by farm fields, the Virgil Dam Conservation Area is a hidden oasis on the edge of town.

Recreational fishing is a popular activity on the Four Mile Creek which contains carp and large mouth bass. Fishing Licences are required. All provincial regulations and seasonal restrictions, and conservation area rules must be followed.

Canoeing and kayaking are possible on the Four Mile Creek if you can find an appropriate place to launch your boat.

Hours of Operation

8:00 am - Dusk

Further Information

Ministry of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Information Centre, Natural Areas Report: Virgil Dam and Reservoir Conservaton Area

Ownership & Management

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority


  • Benches
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Pavillion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trails


Phone: (905) 788-3135


Virgil Dams Conservation Area
Four Mile Creek Road
Virgil, Ontario
Municipality Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: 43.21796142510
Longitude: -79.12288957810
UTM easting: 652460
UTM northing: 4786730



Diane L. Bois
Administrative Assistant, Operations
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
250 Thorold Road West; 3rd Floor
Welland, Ontario
L3C 3W2
Tel (905) 788-3135
Fax (905) 788-1121