Freija is a private 100-acre bird, wildlife and stargazing sanctuary in Desboro, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.

Endless trails on varying terrain in an old-growth Ontario forest offer plentiful opportunities for birdwatching, camping, canoeing on the ponds, exploring the old-growth maple and cedar forest or hosting special events.

Located at the headwaters of the Styx River, the Saugeen River, the Sauble River, the Bighead River, the Spey River, and the old Sydenham River, Freija features some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood forest in Ontario and is abundant in Canadian wildlife including deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron and others. The upland forest is dominated by sugar maple, with patches of beech, cedar and hemlock throughout.

Grey County Camping
Maple Forest

Our Approach

Founded in 2016, Freija is locally-owned and operated by a Canadian adventure company specializing in personalized retreats and unique experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation. All life on earth is under a great threat and we see great potential for individual change and action. We are driven by our belief in transformative power of reconnecting people with nature through unique personal experiences.

Member of Ontario Beekeepers’ Association

Member of Ontario Woodlot Owners Association

Ontario Managed Forest Program Participant


We rely on amazing local community partners in sourcing high-quality materials and ingredients for our amenities and experiences:

Huron Bay Co-Operative
Robert’s Farm Equipment Sales
Hatten Home Hardware Building Centre
RONA B & L Farm Services
Highland Grounds
Lands & Forests Consulting
MacDonnell Fuels
Hanover ReStore
Williamsford Pie Company
Grey Bruce Telecom

And many others…