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Discover Norval, a historic village nestled in the valley of the beautiful Credit River. Norval has been a thriving village for over 150 years, with its Post Office established by 1836. By 1851, the Guelph Plank Road was built through Norval.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables, arrived here with her Presbyterian husband the Reverend Ewan MacDonald, and her two sons in 1926. During the next nine years, L.M. Montgomery wrote 5 books and completed two and a half volumes of her personal journals. She penned her books in the upstairs bedroom of the manse, facing “Russell’s Hill of Pines.”

Volumes 3 and 4 of the Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery describe village life in Norval from 1926 -1935. Many places and buildings noted in the journals can still be seen today.

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden is a public garden, which blooms with colour from spring to late fall. While there, take the chance to discover a unique human interactive sundial known as an analemmatic sundial, one of only 7 in North America. Norval also honours Lucy Maud Montgomery’s birthday with their annual Montgomery Christmas in late November.

Adjacent to the L. M. Montgomery Garden is the Willow Park Ecology Centre and the Credit River. At the park you can enjoy a Butterfly Garden, Snake Hibernaculum, a wetland environment, a woodland restoration and the Robert Noble Tree Trail.

Norval is a charming village rich in both history and natural beauty whose residents are happy to welcome you.



Art-in-the-Park

Join Willow Park and the Credit Valley Artisans as we have a PAINT-OUT in the park.
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Norval-on-the-Credit/Norval Community Association

A nonprofit group involved in municipal issues that affect the village, such as future development, roads and traffic.
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Willow Park Ecology Centre

Willow Park Ecology Centre - Halton's Outdoor Education Destination.
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Montgomery Christmas

Be sure to come visit Norval and celebrate L.M. Montgomery during their annual Montgomery Christmas celebration!
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Strawberry Social

Join us for the Norval Community Association Strawberry Social.
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Art-in-the-Park

Art-in-the-Park at Willow Park –
date & time TBA.

Join Willow Park and the Credit Valley Artisans as we have a PAINT-OUT in the park. We will have instructors and supplies on site from 9am until noon. Whether you are an experienced painter or just want to have some fun with creating art – you will have an enjoyable time with us.


For more information please visit the Willow Park Ecology Centre website.

 

 


 

Norval-on-the-Credit/Norval Community Association

Norval is going to be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday by hosting the Norval on the Credit Festival June 3 & 4! Featuring: the official opening of the Norval Women's Institute - Time Capsule, the unveiling of Pollinator Canoe, and Moccasin Trail, & more to be announced! Visit their website for even more information on what's happening at the festival!

Explore Norval where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived for 9 years. Visit the historic sites Montgomery photographed and wrote about in her personal journals.

Norval is family friendly offering beautiful nature trails along the Credit River. McNab Park on Noble Street provides excellent fishing, riverside trail and areas for family picnics.

The Willow Park Ecology Centre provides fascinating nature programs for all ages. Parking is available on Mary Street.

The village of Norval was settled by 1820. Today many buildings remain, including our 3 historic churches which are open to the public.

You will discover our Pioneer Cemeteries, the former home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Heritage Garden in Norval Park, our unique Analemmatic Sundial and Willow Park Ecology Centre. Norval is proud of the many century buildings including two Heritage Designated properties the Norval Disciples of Christ Church and Lilac Lawns.

To learn more please visit their website

 

Willow Park Ecology Centre

Willow Park Ecology Centre is a year-round nature preserve that provides habitat for native plants and animals. It is approximately 2.1 hectares (or 5 acres) in the floodplain bounded by the West Branch of the Credit River (Silvercreek) and the main Credit River. An ideal site for nature study, education, passive recreation, and relaxation - located in the village of Norval, part of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada.

The Centre consists of an outdoor park on 5 acres of land in the Credit Valley Watershed and is operated by the WPEC volunteer Board of Directors. The board operates using following their 2010 Strategic Plan and the Management Structure outlined in the Honeycomb Framework (October 2014) -link or insert below . It exists to educate schoolchildren and the general public about ecology and the environment through programs and events, and to provide natural habitat for wildlife in the ravine at the confluence of the Credit River and Silver Creek.

Over 15 years the guardians transformed this former grassy trailer park into a lush and diverse ecosystem along the confluence of the Credit River and Silver Creek. It now includes a board-walked wetland, a rehabilitated riverine shoreline, a snake hibernaculum, as well as vegetated areas planted to attract specific wildlife. Local volunteers have carried through with an ambitious plan to encourage natural regeneration. Today, the 5-acre site has reached early succession.

To learn more, please visit their website .



Willow Park Ecology Centre Facebook Page

 

Montgomery Christmas

Be sure to come visit Norval on November 25 and celebrate L.M. Montgomery during their annual Montgomery Christmas celebration!

Come and enjoy church bazaars, lunch & more at:

St Paul's Anglican Church
Norval United Church
Norval Presbyterian Church
St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church

For more information, please visit their website .

Willow Park Ecology Centre Facebook Page

 

Strawberry Social

Join us on June 17th for the Norval Community Association Strawberry Social.

Proceeds to Norval's Community Projects.

Tickets include unlimited Tea and/or Coffee

Time and location TBA.



Willow Park Ecology Centre Facebook Page

 

 

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