Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

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905-827-6911

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As a provincial park located within the GTA, Bronte Creek Provincial Park is great family day trip destination for those in this area.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is known for its fantastic interpretive programs year-round. Bronte Creek offers an outdoor pool, a children’s farm, a farmhouse circa 1899, and a disc golf course.

Things to Do at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool

Located at the Recreation Complex, the pool at 1.8 acres is in fact one of the largest outdoor pools in the country. The surrounding grassy terrain gives you a chance to lay out on a towel and enjoy the sun.

Discover the life of a local fruit farmer

Visit the Spruce Lane Farmhouse and enjoy a glimpse into the life of a local fruit farmer at the turn of the 20th century.

Explore the fully furnished late Victorian style home and join for various fun events held throughout year like Victorian Christmas and an afternoon Victorian tea party where tea and cake will be served the way they were more than 100 years ago.

Do not forget to take your kids to see the 150-year-old barn that has been transformed into a huge children’s play loft and the farm where they can enjoy the petting zoo and barn animals.

Fish in Bronte Creek

Go along the Half Moon Valley Trail and you’ll find the main section of Bronte Creek for prime fishing of steelhead, Pacific Salmon, splake, and Rainbow Trout depending on the season. Don’t forget to bring your fishing license!

Discover over 190 species of birds

Because of Bronte Creek’s open fields, birds of prey like hawks, merlin, kestrels, owls and eagles are drawn there. Over 190 species fly throughout the park, spanning different habitats such as pastures, swamps, meadows, and deciduous forests.

Spot Ontario’s Provincial Flower
Top Things to Do at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Explore the park through various trails — all of which are less than 3 kilometers long, allowing hikers to experience more than one trail during a visit to the park. The Maiden’s Blush Trail is suitable for cycling and rollerblading as well, while the Trillium Trail is the perfect place to see wildflowers in the spring.

Go tobogganing/skiing

Take on 5 kilometers of cross-country ski trails that wind around the park – most trails are flat and easy to ski on and offer a lookout point, homestead, and creek valley. A toboggan hill is available for visitors to continue their winter adventure.

Participate in the Maple Syrup Festival

Spanning all the weekends in the month of March (+ March Break), learn all about the history of maple syrup on the 1900s-heritage farm and immerse yourself in maple syrup culture. Eat your way through pancakes at the pancake house, taste some fresh maple taffy and candy, go on a wagon line, and check out the maple lane on a guided tour.

All things Fall

Credit: Bronte Creek Provicial Park

Go hiking and delight in the various hues of reds and yellow while celebrating fall at the Harvest Festival, where you can enjoy a day out with friends and family with traditional games, wagon rides, historical demonstrations, and of course, pumpkin carving.

Go camping in roofed accommodation or on a campground

Whether you’re into classic car/group camping on park campgrounds, or whether roofed accommodation is more for you, Bronte Creek offers four campground loops that can accommodate large RVs and smaller trailers and have comfort stations, as well as three yurts for rent. Although visitors are required to bring their own bedding and cookware, amenities like a BBQ, beds, heating, are included.

The park also offers learn to camp programs.

Plan your trip to Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Hours:

The Park is open year round.

Camping is available from April to October

Swimming Pool opens late June and is open until Labour Day.

Address: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

Distances:

From Toronto: ~60 km

From Ottawa: ~500 km

From London: ~150 km.

From Sudbury: ~415 km

2019 Day use fees

Daily Vehicle Permit: $11.25 to $20.00
Ontario Senior: $9.00 to $16.00
Ont. Persons with Disabilities: $5.50 to $10.00

Walk-in:

Regular (Age 6 – 17):$1.00
Regular (Age 18 +): $2.00
Ontario Senior: $1.75
Ont. Persons with Disabilities (Age 6 – 17): $0.50
Ont. Persons with Disabilities (Age 18 +):$1.0

Enjoy the park free of charge : Spend a day in nature at the park, free for everybody on  Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day.

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