Bronte Creek Provincial Park

ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.

News

New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promise this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.

Bronte Creek Official website
Bronte Creek Official Facebook
Friends of Bronte Creek

Information

Phone #: 905-827-6911
Main entrance co-ordinates: 43.40684, -79.76889
Address: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, L6M 4J7
Opening seasons: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 / May 12, 2023 to October 22, 2023 (camping dates )

Activities

Camping & Accomodation

Bronte Creek offers an experience like no other with its various campground loops. The Prairie Loop is large enough for those who travel by RV, but it will also accommodate smaller trailers and tents if you’re looking to get out of your tent or sign up at one of the many day-use areas close by on-site! All four campsites have electrical hookups, so whether they be near amenities such as water taps & comfort stations or even laundry facilities–you won’t run low anytime soon while camping here, thanks in part because Bronter’s has plenty within walking distance from each site which includes hiking trails and an amphitheater among other things.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

Maiden’s Blush Trail – 1 km – (Located in day-use area)

This paved trail winds through mature forests and is suitable for walking, rollerblading, and cycling. The trailhead is north of the Children’s Playbarn. This trail is wheelchair accessible.

Trillium Trail – 1 km – (Located in Day Use Area)

The trailhead is located behind Spruce Lane Farm, which makes it the best place in this park to see spring wildflowers and catch a breathtaking glimpse of the valley floor. The path has been made wheelchair-friendly as well!

Ravine Trail – 2.7 km- (Located in Day Use Area)
The meandering path that winds its way along the top of this valley is a popular spot for visitors to enjoy some fresh air and scenic views. (You can access it via Parking Lot A or F)

Gateway Trail – 1.5 km- (located in Campground area)

Halfmoon Valley Trail – 2km (Located in Day Use Area)

Trailhead is minutes from one of Canada’s most unique farms, Spruce Lane Farmhouse (lot F). The hike may not be suitable for visitors with disabilities, but other activities nearby, like horseback riding or picnic areas, can accommodate them if needed! explore the Bronte Creek valley and park’s early history on this self-guided MP3 audio tour.

Biking

Maiden’s Blush Trail allows cycling, and there are many gravel roads and access trails to bike throughout the park.

Winter

Bronte Creek offers an unforgettable day of winter adventures for those looking to get away from it all. The park is only a short drive from Downtown Toronto making this scenic wonder easily accessible by road or public transportation (a little over an hour with a short 15-minute walk at the end).

The day-use area is open all year, so expect to have to pay the entrance fee. You can find out about Bronte Creek’s snow conditions on the official Ontario Parks website.

Cross-country skiing is available on around 10 km of ungroomed trails, or enjoy the park trail system on snowshoes. For the young and young at heart, try Bronte Creek’s impressive toboggan hill. Just bring your own snow tube or toboggan.

There are no rental facilities at this location, so don’t forget to bring cross-country skis, snowshoes, snacks, and a hot drink.

Weather Conditions – if you are looking for weather information or snow conditions, the following list should help you.
Canadian Snow Research
Dark Sky
Environment Canada – weather forecasts, hourly forecast, and weather radar map.
National Weather Service – US Government, but it does include Ontario.
Open Weather Map
Snow Forecast – more relevant for downhill skiing.
The Weather Network has lots of ads, but you get 7 and 14-day forecasts. Snow reports from downhill ski areas but remember they do make their own snow.
Windy.com
We’d love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions – please message us.

Birding

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a favorite of many birds to hunt all year round. You might find hawks, merlin and kestrels in the open fields as well several species owls that call this park home with at least 190 recorded visitors making it an excellent spot for bird watching!

Birding Websites
There are a number of websites and Facebook groups that offer helpful resources for birdwatchers in Ontario. Check out these sites to find information about what you’re looking for!

Ontario Rare Bird Alert – for the serious twitcher, sign up for alerts.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology – is quite possibly the number one resource for North America.

Maps & Resources

Bronte Creek Provincial Park overview map is available on the official website.

Local Facilities

If you know of a useful link, Facebook group, or resource that might improve this post, please message us through our contact page. We are always happy to include relevant local business information – just a one or two-sentence paragraph and a link to your website or Facebook page.

Scroll to Top