Guide to nature and landscape photography locations in Ontario


Ojibway Prairie Prov. Nature Reserve

Ontario's last significant remnant of tallgrass prairie


Photographic Potential:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Photo Features:

Geo: Nothing remarkable geologically-speaking

Bio: Extensive areas of tallgrass prairie with wildflowers and grasses over 2 metres in height; oak savannah; butterflies, deer

Water: Nothing remarkable  


Facilities: Parking area (no charge) just across and down a gravel road from Ojibway Park; viewing platform

Access: Narrow trail approx. 1.5km long that will be well-overgrown by late July and through August.

While you can enter right from the parking area, I recommend you walk down the gravel road to the Provincial Nature Reserve sign and start there, working your way back to the parking area and viewing platform

Winter Access: Easily accessible at all times of year

Notes: Early morning and evenings are best, but butterflies are active through the day insummer

Hazards & Precautions: Ticks and chiggars in tall grasses

Additional Information (links open in a new window):

  •  Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve

  •  Ojibway Prairie Complex  |  Map  |  Trail Map (PDF)

  •  Tallgrass Ontario


  •  Ojibway Park

  •  Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park

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