Our 3,000 acre conservation area was created when the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) built Fanshawe Dam and Reservoir in 1950-52, to protect the City of London from flooding. Our "outdoor playground," perched on the edge of London, offers camping (both seasonal and overnight), boating, canoe and kayak rentals, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, bird watching, fishing, special events, and so much more! 

Fanshawe CA is one of three large, multi-use conservation areas in the Upper Thames River watershed, the others being Wildwood CA and Pittock CA.

our team


Phone: (519) 951-6181 ext. 366

Assistant Superintendent

Phone: (519) 951-6181 ext. 360

Assistant Superintendent

Phone:  (519) 951-6181 ext. 364

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Mary-Ellen Kyte


Conservation Area Clerk

Phone: 519-951-6181 ext. 367

Devin McGlynn


Park Operations Technician-Operations

Phone: (519)-951-6181 ext. 365

Sacha Pimiskern


Park Operations Technician-Cottages and Trails

Phone: (519)-951-6181 ext. 365

Dustin Patrick


Park Operations Technician-Maintenance

 Phone: (519)-961-6181 ext. 361 



Local Tourism Associations



Middlesex County

Oxford County

Perth County

Fanshawe Pioneer Village


Fanshawe Yacht Club and Sailing School


Join the club, learn to sail and lease a boat!


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