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 promises this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.

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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, 2024 to December 31, 2024 / May 10, 2024 to October 27, 2024 (camping dates )

Telephone & Internet

With the increase in people being digital nomads or wanting to work from home, being able to connect while enjoying nature is important for many people. If you have information about services, please let us know through our Contact Us page.

Nearby Parks & Conservation Areas

Activities

Dog Friendly

This is a dog-friendly park with an off-leash exercise area. You can find more information about having dogs at Ontario Parks in our “Dog-Friendly Ontario Provincial Parks” post, which includes a list of parks with specific dog-use facilities.

Camping & Accommodation

Experience a unique getaway at Bronte Creek, where a variety of campground loops await. The expansive Prairie Loop caters to RV travelers, yet remains welcoming to smaller trailers and tents. Whether you seek the comfort of your RV or wish to pitch a tent, this loop has you covered. Each of the four campsites features electrical hookups for your convenience. Plus, proximity to amenities such as water taps, comfort stations, and laundry facilities ensures you’ll have all you need throughout your stay. With hiking trails, an amphitheater, and more just a short stroll away from every site, Bronte Creek offers a camping experience like no other.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

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

This winding paved trail meanders amidst lush mature forests, offering an ideal path for walking, rollerblading, and cycling. Situated north of the Children’s Playbarn, the trailhead provides easy access. Additionally, this trail is wheelchair-friendly, ensuring inclusivity for all visitors.

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

The trailhead behind Spruce Lane Farm stands out as the prime spot in this park for observing spring wildflowers and capturing a stunning view of the valley floor. Additionally, the path has been designed to accommodate wheelchairs, ensuring accessibility for all visitors.

Ravine Trail – 2.7 km- (Located in Day Use Area)
Visitors frequently flock to the winding trail atop this valley for a breath of fresh air and stunning vistas. Accessible via Parking Lot A or F, it’s a favored destination for nature enthusiasts.

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

The Gateway Trail at Bronte Creek Lake Provincial Park offers visitors a serene and immersive experience amidst the natural beauty of southern Ontario. Winding through lush forests and alongside the tranquil waters of Bronte Creek Lake, this trail provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you’re an avid hiker seeking a challenging trek or a casual walker looking to enjoy the fresh air, the Gateway Trail caters to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. With its well-marked paths and picturesque scenery, it’s an ideal spot for families, nature lovers, and solo adventurers alike to explore and reconnect with nature.

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

Just minutes away from one of Canada’s most distinctive farms, Spruce Lane Farmhouse (lot F), lies Trailhead. While the hike might not be ideal for visitors with disabilities, there are plenty of other activities nearby, such as horseback riding or enjoying picnic areas, which can easily accommodate them! Embark on a self-guided MP3 audio tour to delve into the early history of Bronte Creek valley and park as you explore.

Biking

Maiden’s Blush Trail offers cycling opportunities, with numerous gravel roads and access trails enabling biking throughout the park.

Winter

Experience an unforgettable day of winter escapades at Bronte Creek, offering a serene retreat for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle. Nestled just a short drive from Downtown Toronto, this picturesque haven is easily accessible by both road and public transportation, requiring only a little over an hour’s journey with a brief 15-minute walk at the end.

The park’s day-use area welcomes visitors year-round, although an entrance fee is required for access. Stay updated on Bronte Creek’s snow conditions through the official Ontario Parks website.

Embark on cross-country skiing adventures along approximately 10 km of ungroomed trails, or explore the park’s scenic pathways on snowshoes. For a thrilling experience suitable for all ages, tackle Bronte Creek’s impressive toboggan hill—just remember to bring your own snow tube or toboggan, as rental facilities are not available on-site.

Pack your essentials, including cross-country skis, snowshoes, snacks, and a warm beverage, for a day filled with winter delights amidst the natural beauty of Bronte Creek.

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 serves as a beloved hunting ground for numerous bird species throughout the year. In its expansive fields, one can encounter hawks, merlins, and kestrels soaring gracefully. Additionally, the park is home to several species of owls, adding to its allure as a prime bird-watching destination. With a recorded count of at least 190 bird species visiting, Bronte Creek Provincial Park stands out as an exceptional haven for bird enthusiasts.

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 click here for that information

Local Facilities

Barrier Free

The Maiden’s Blush Trail offers accessibility without barriers. All restroom facilities are equipped with barrier-free access. Additionally, there are two campsites specifically designated as barrier-free.

Comfort Station(s)

The Day Use Area boasts nine comfort stations featuring running water and flush toilets.

Furthermore, the two comfort stations within the campground are strategically positioned at central points. They offer amenities such as running water, flush toilets, showers, and coin-operated laundry machines.

Day Use


Bronte Creek provides day use facilities every day of the year except on Christmas Day.

Secure your daily vehicle permit up to five days beforehand to ensure your spot for day use at this park.

For more information, visit the Ontario Parks day use page.

Flush Toilets

All restroom facilities at Bronte Creek are furnished with running water and flush toilets.

Laundromat

You can do your laundry using coins at the two comfort stations located within the campground.

Park Store

The park store operates from the final weekend in June through Labour Day. It offers a variety of Ontario Parks merchandise and essentials you might have overlooked while preparing for your day trip. Additionally, you can find fresh food concession items and miscellaneous supplies at the store.

Pet Exercise Area(s)

The Park boasts two leash-free areas: a half-kilometer loop nestled within the day use area and a two-kilometer loop situated within the Campground.

Picnic Shelters

There are a total of 11 picnic shelters ready for booking. You can reserve them either online or by phone. Each shelter comes equipped with spacious charcoal BBQ grills for your convenience (charcoal to be provided by guests).

Rentals

During the summer season, the park store provides rentals for sport balls and disc golf equipment.

Visitor Centre

Bronte Creek boasts a pair of visitor centers, each offering unique experiences

The Nature Centre serves as an educational hub, inviting visitors to delve into the wonders of glaciers and wildlife. It also hosts special events like spirit walks and coyote howls, enriching the visitor experience with immersive outings.

Spruce Lane Farm House stands as the focal point for the annual Maple Syrup Festival and Victorian Christmas Program. Throughout the summer, guests can engage with staff donning period costumes, offering insights into life during the early 1900s. Visitors have the opportunity to witness firsthand some of the activities typical of that era, creating a captivating journey through history.

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