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About Us

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

Dave Griffin
Acting Superintendent
519-951-6181 ext. 366
griffind@thamesriver.on.ca

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Alison Miller
Assistant Superintendent
519-951-6181 ext. 364
millera@thamesriver.on.ca

Aaron Brooker
Assistant Superintendent
519-951-6181 ext. 360
brookera@thamesriver.on.ca

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Mary Ellen Kyte
Park Clerk
519-951-6181 ext. 367

Tyler Rhodes
Park Operations Technician
(Maintenance)
519-951-6181 ext. 361

Olivia Orini
Park Operations Technician
(Cottage/Trails)
519-951-6181 ext. 365

Vacant
Park Operation Technician
(Security)
519-951-6181 ext. 365