What is the Natural Heritage System?

The Natural Heritage System (NHS) is the network of Brampton's natural features and areas, including woodlands, valleys, wetlands, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and meadows. The NHS provides benefits and vital services to the City and its residents, such as cleaning our air and water, maintaining biodiversity, reducing flooding, providing recreational opportunities, and absorbing and storing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Brampton's NHS is widely accessible through trails and parks where residents can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of connecting with nature.​​