August 29, 2022
Is your family looking for ways to stay active in Oakville this fall? Bronte Creek Provincial Park has plenty of opportunities for you to get fit and have a good time. Featuring 6.4 km² of land, this nature escape has something for everyone in a family. Keep reading to learn more!
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Trails
The best way to get moving is to grab your water bottle and hit one of park’s many trails. Whether you are biking or walking, there is a path to suit your needs. Check out some of our favorites below!
- Maiden’s Blush Trail (1.3km)
- Found in the day use area, this beautiful trail is fully paved, meaning it is both stroller and wheelchair accessible. It is also suitable for rollerblading and biking!
- Trillium Trail (1.1km)
- Also highlighted as wheelchair and stroller accessible. Trillium Trail features some astonishing views, so we recommend it if you want to get that perfect Instagram photos.
- The entrance to this trail can be found behind the barns of Spruce Lane Farm in the Day Use area (Lot F).
- Gateway Trail (1.3km)
- This trail is located in the campground area. You can venture through grassy fields and ravine habitats. This quick walk also connects various campsites.
- Halfmoon Valley Trail (1.6km)
- Here you can explore some of Bronte Creek’s greatest forests. Although, this trail may not be best suitable for visitors with disabilities. This course features steep stairs, but it takes you directly to the creek, where you can see some of the park’s early history and magic. The entrance can be found near Spruce Lane Farm (Lot F).
- Lookout Ravine Trail (1.8km)
- One of the longer trails of Bronte Creek. The Ravine Trail takes you on a gorgeous path through a mature forest. Eventually, you will come to a lookout point overseeing the creek and ravine. This path takes you through the valley between Spruce Lane Farm and the picnic area by Parking Lot A. You can access the trail from Lot A or F.
More Things to do at Bronte Creek Park
- Children will enjoy playing, sliding and jumping at the Children’s Play Barn, located near Nature Centre and close to day use entrance. And yes, this is included in your admission to the site. There are also multiple outdoor playgrounds to be found around the park. So, just come and have fun!
- Disc golf is an excellent option for families with tweens or teens. Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers a fun place to play the game with everyone in your cohort. The 18-hole course is accessible from Parking Lot F. Remember to bring your own equipment!
- Take a step back in time. Stop by Spruce Lane Farms. This beautifully restored historic landmark offers a glimpse into the life of Canadian pioneers. On select days, the park holds interactive demonstrations of heritage skills such as spinning, jam making, weaving and typical Victorian games. The kids will surely enjoy the animal barn and even have a chance to participate in the popular Farm Hand programs. This activity is located close to parking lot F in the day use area. (Note: closed for the season as of September 5th, 2022)
- Visit the Nature Centre and find out about local species and habitats. This learning experience takes a hands on approach that both kids and adults will enjoy. You will event be able to see live reptiles on display! Visit their website for more programs details. This activity is located across from the Children’s Farm. (Note: closed for the season as of September 5th, 2022)
With all that activity, why not make a day out of it? Just make sure to bring your snacks and to stay hydrated.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park welcomes visitors to their campgrounds, whether you’re looking to tent or go camping in your RV!
There are three Yurts available for rent. Each one has two sets of bunk beds, tables and chairs. Additionally, they feature electricity!
Outside each yurt, you can find a fire pit and picnic table. Side note: these are designed for those planning an entire weekend or longer – with a two-night minimum stay. The Yurts need to be reserved in advance and are likely booked for the remainder of the season. But keep this information in your pocket for the next year!
When it comes to the campground area, you can expect amenities such as playgrounds for the young ones, water taps, laundry facilities, and an amphitheater nearby!
You can make a camping reservation online. These are required in advance!
Getting to Bronte Creek Provincial Park
There are two entrances to the park, which are just a short drive from each other. The first entrance is intended for those looking to spend the day at the park. The day-use entrance can be found at 1219 Burloak Drive and is open year-round.
A separate entrance for campground guests, open from April-October, can be found at 3201 Upper Middle Road, off Bronte Road.
The Day Use prices are charged on a per-vehicle basis. The fees are not per-person and anyone walking or cycling in will not be charged.
Day Use Prices:
Daily Vehicle Permit $18.00
Senior Permit (65+) $14.50
Disabled Permit (with proof of Ontario Disability Permit) $9.00
Bus Permit $62.50
Maybe your family is one full of young kids looking to release their energy into nature. Perhaps you’re a couple looking for a day out in the park. Bronte Creek Provincial Park has something for all ages! Come and enjoy!
Please note that the prices and activity availability is subject to change without notice. Be sure to verify the details on Ontario Parks website before booking or visiting.