The Beaver Valley is a valley in Southern Ontario, Canada, at the Southern tip of Georgian Bay. The Beaver River flows north through the valley, emptying into Georgian Bay in the town of Thornbury. It is a productive agricultural area, producing a significant portion of Canada's apple crop. It also contains one of Ontario's best-preserved hardwood swamp ecosystems. The Bruce Trail follows the perimeter of the valley passing several natural landmarks including Old Baldy, the Duncan Crevice Caves, and Eugenia Falls. The main towns in the valley are Flesherton at the South end, Kimberley, and Thornbury.
The valley is well known for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Beaver Valley Ski Club operates as a private ski club just south of the town of Kimberly. A location known as Old Smokey was a ski area in the valley that closed in the early 1980s.
The Beaver Valley is one of Ontario's most spectacular natural features. The area provides four seasons of relaxation, excitement, recreation and tourism facilities in unspoiled countryside just a short drive from the Greater Toronto area or US border crossings. Famous for its cliffs and meadows providing gorgeous scenery for the artist or photographer; canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing are popular on the Beaver River and Eugenia Lake. There are also miles of hiking (the Bruce Trail) and cross-country skiing (Kolapore); down-hill skiing at the Beaver Valley Ski Club; quiet cycling trails including the Georgian Trail, quaint villages, spectacular waterfalls, caves, and gorges; little-known Provincial Parks or Conservation areas, artisan and antique stores and community events.
The Niagara Escarpment is designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere of outstanding natural beauty. The area's natural beauty is protected from large developments by the Niagara Escarpment Commission, so visitors who choose to stay a while have a range of choices within a limited number of smaller, family owned accommodations- such as four season cabins to stunning secluded B&Bs with the finest ambiance and decor- in a range of prices to suit any budget.