Wilderness Area

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


Revision Note: Please note that this dataset has been revised and is available from the Land Information Ontario (LIO) Warehouse.

A Wilderness Area is an area regulated under the Wilderness Area Act. The Act states that these areas are set aside '...as a wilderness area for the preservation of the area as nearly as may be in its natural state in which research and educational activities may be carried on, for the protection of the flora and fauna, for the improvement of the area, having regard to its historical, aesthetic, scientific or recreational value...' (Source: Wilderness Areas Act)

They can be embedded in other protected areas. They range in size and have values from historical to natural heritage but they have no formal class system or management planning.

Supplementary tables can be used and are available for download from the additional documentation section.

Additional Documentation