Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Bronte Creek Provincial Park is located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Ontario Parks system. The 6.4-square-kilometre park is located at the western edge of Oakville, bordering on Burlington.
Bronte Creek offers car camping in all four of the campground loops. The Prairie loop is designed to accommodate larger RV’s but will easily accommodate smaller trailers or tents as well. The Savannah, Woodlands and Ravine Loops are ideal for smaller trailers and tent camping. All campsites have electrical hook up for each campsite. Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations, laundry facilities, playgrounds, hiking trails and amphitheater are close by. Day-use facilities are a short drive outside of the park.
Bronte Park Activities:
Biking - Maiden’s Blush Trail allows cycling and there are many gravel road and access trails to bike throughout the park.
Birding - Bronte Creek Provincial Park, with its open fields, is a favourite of many birds of prey, hawks, merlin, kestrels and eagles. Not to mention various species of owls. The park has been known to be home to over 190 species of birds.
Fishing - You can access the creek easily by following Half Moon Valley Trail. Once there you may fish (in season) for Rainbow Trout, splake, steelhead and Pacific Salmon.
- Maiden’s Blush Trail – 1 km – (Located in Day-Use Area)
- Trillium Trail – 1 km – (Located in Day-Use Area)
- Ravine Trail – 2.7 km- (Located in Day-Use Area)
- Gateway Trail – 1.5 km- (located in Campground area)
- Halfmoon Valley Trail - 2km (Located in Day-Use Area)
Natural Heritage Education
Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers two interpretive centres. Spruce Lane Farmhouse, located close to parking lot F in the day-use area, showcases what life for the early farmer (1890 -1905) must have been like. Many demonstrations and special events highlight this one-of-a-kind living history museum.
The Nature Centre is located next to the big Red Play Barn and Children’s Farm. Displays feature the unique natural elements of the park: ravine and creek, field and forest. Kids love to visit with our turtles and explore hands-on in our discovery room. Many daily programs in the summer start here at the Nature Centre.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park is home to one of Canada’s largest outdoor pools. This 1.8 acre pool is located at the Recreation Complex in the Day-Use area. The pool is a large pond shape that is designed for wading with a starting depth of mere centimeters, gradually deepening to 2 m (6 ft) in the center. Lifeguards are on duty. (There is an additional fee to use the pool area.) Pool Season : last Saturday in June to Labour Day. (temporary closures may occur due to weather).
Weather permitting: the park maintains an Olympic-size skating rink (located at Recreation Complex) from mid December until Family Day in February. There is also a toboggan hill and approximately 5 km of cross-country ski trails that loop throughout the park.