To know the Oak Ridges Moraine is to love it.


Do You Live on the Moraine

Do you live on the Oak Ridges Moraine? Have you got questions about how the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan may affect you? Check the maps!

This link will take you to The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) website where you will find several maps that illustrate how land on the Oak Ridges Moraine is protected according to the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. As you access individual maps note that you may have to select and zoom-in from moraine-wide maps.

At the left menu on the link above you can also access the full text of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act and several other pieces of related legislation.

You can find more detailed information about Moraine legislation and local planning in the section Protecting the Moraine.

Other Maps of the Oak Ridges Moraine

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Use Designation Map

Landform Conservation Areas Map

Areas of High Aquifer Vulnerability Map

Greenbelt Plan Area Map


You can see the Moraine in many forms -


in relief maps,

on historic maps,

on GoogleMaps,

in cross section,

in digital elevation,

or as a walking map,

Getting to know the Oak Ridges Moraine through maps is very informative. You can find maps showing significant natural features (see page 2), or maps that show mean annual precipitation, and even maps that plan the best hiking trail use through managed forests (scroll to last page). No matter which way you look at the 0ak Ridges Moraine, you'll find it interesting at every turn - getting there is half the fun!


Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust: Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve 18462 Bathurst Street Newmarket Ontario L3Y 4V9 Tel:(905)853-3171