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Visitor Information

Our Nature Centre is open for guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays until October 29, 2023.
We will be closed through the winter and reopen f
or March Break 2024.

To visit us, please book ahead online to see available time slots. Walk-in visits are not available at this time. 
Online bookings must be completed the day before your intended visit.

**If you would like to request a same day visit, please call 705-327-2808. We may be able to accommodate you, but our availability and staffing may be limited since it is short notice.**

Visitors who have paid for their tour may also enjoy the trails
 on the Scales Nature Park property.


To connect with us for educational programming, click here.

Thank you for your interest in visiting Scales Nature Park!
Scroll down to find out more about our hours, directions, and admissions.


  • Staff are on hand to answer questions from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm most days by phone or email.



  • Public hours vary seasonally, see below for details:

Public Hours - See below, by advance booking only


Saturday March 11th to  Sunday March 19th

Open Daily

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Open for booked tours only*


March 25th

to June 25th

Monday to Friday 


Saturday & Sunday

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Open for booked tours only*


July 6th to 

September 3rd

Tuesday & Wednesday 


Thursday to Monday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Open for booked tours only*


September 4 to October 31


November 1st until 

March Break

Monday - Sunday 


*To request special bookings, please send a message to or call us at

Monday to Friday 


Saturday & Sunday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Open for booked tours only*

Trail Status

*To visit our facility outside of public visitation hours, please contact us in advance to arrange for a private tour.


  • Scales Nature Park is just off Highway 11 in the township of Oro-Medonte.

  • We are located just south of Orillia, about 20 minutes north of Barrie, and 1 hour from Toronto.

  • Address: 82 Line 15 South

                       Oro-Medonte, Ontario

                       L3V 8H9

  • Google maps is accurate,  but some GPS’s will direct to the wrong location

  • Check that your address says Oro-Medonte NOT Orillia

  • Our entrance is on Line 15 South, NOT Line 15 North or Highway 11

  • Keep an eye out for our entrance sign, it is set back from the road and is easily missed



Hover over

to see.



  • We accept payment through cash, debit, credit, and gift cards.

Tour Rates (plus 13% HST)

* must be accompanied by an Adult or 16+ sibling

**  2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children

Booked appointments only - go online to see our availability and book ahead. Max 8 people per tour group.

If you have a large group, split it into two consecutive tours.

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