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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek December 27, 2018 January 6, 2019 Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F in the Day-use area 1219 Burloak Drive.

Victorian Christmas

A special holiday treat awaits you and your family! Take a step back in time to the year 1900 to visit a Victorian homestead during the Christmas season. Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Provincial Park will be trimmed and decorated in all its seasonal splendor.

Dates - Dec 27, 28, 29, 30 2018 and Jan 3, 4, 5, 6 2019.

Once the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas Day is behind you, your family can enjoy the holiday season.  Our revised programming aims to delight even the most persistent of holiday humbugs.  

Open Daily 10:00 - 4:00 (weather permitting). 

Event support by Friends of Bronte Creek 

Your Victorian Christmas experience will  include traditional Christmas games and activities, designed for all different age groups from toddlers to adults. Make hands-on crafts with daily special feature crafts where you will get to see and use historic tools and skills to create your own take home souvenirs.

Enjoy touring the elegantly decorated Spruce Lane Farmhouse and experience seasonal stories and songs in the parlor, learning about the holiday traditions of the Victorian era!

No Reservations required.  Large groups please call ahead.

Access to most of the Christmas attractions are included in daily vehicle permit or Ontario Park seasonal pass, unless otherwise stated.

Hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, tobogganing, Children’s Farm and Playbarn.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911

Coyote Howl Hike December 31, 2018 December 31, 2018 Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids.  

*** NEW location - Parking Lot F ***

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

Guided hikes begin at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Followed by Kid's Countdown bonfire at 8:30pm.  Park gates will close at 9:00pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

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First Day Hike January 1, 2019 January 1, 2019

Yes, the park will be open on January, 1st for you and your family to enjoy a hike... your #FirstDayHike.

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We will be posting a PHOTO SCAVENGER hunt on our social media accounts.  We encourage you to work with your family and friends to visit the locations and perform the describe activity.  Have fun with it! 

We hope that this First Day Hike activity will encourage you and your and family to not only welcome the coming year, but to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature.

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Don’t forget to tag us when you share photos of your #FirstDayHike!

Family Day Event February 18, 2019 February 18, 2019 Children's Farm and Nature Centre - Access from Parking Lot C

Spend quality time with family is at the heart of this program.

Children's Farm - open 9-4.  Tour the various barns and outbuildings to see your favorite farm animals.  Pellet feed stations available (funds support the Friends of Bronte Creek Park).  Children's Playbarn - kids 10 and under can climb, jump and explore tunnels 'til their hearts content.  Allowing kids to be kids.

Nature Centre Open 10am to 4pm. Live animals and hands on displays showcasing Bronte Creek Provincial Park's natural world. Hands-on nature and heritage crafts will be offered inside the nature centre. 

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Maple Syrup Festival March 2, 2019 March 31, 2019 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario

Maple Syrup Festival 2019

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 2-3, 9-17, 23-24, 30 & 31.  

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. 

We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.  (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00pm).

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

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For a complete list of fees and more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911

Victorian Easter April 20, 2019 April 20, 2019 Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive. Parking lot F - Spruce Lane Farm.

Search for eggs and explore the traditions behind Victorian Easter celebrations.  Fun and games for the whole family.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Spring Photography Workshop with Rob Stimpson May 4, 2019 May 4, 2019 Day-Use only area off Burloak Drive

 2 sessions will be offered on May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.  

Rob Stimpson teaches photography part time at Fleming College,

As well runs photograph workshops throughout Ontario.  Bronte Creek Provincial Park is pleased to offer his professional quality instruction to our park visitors!

This is your chance to learn the art of photography or brush up on your skills from a published, award winning photographer.  Best part, you can use your phone OR DSLR!

We hope we catch the Large White Trilliums at peak bloom - but there will be plenty of other natural wonders to photograph if we miss it.

COST: Workshop is open to park visitors without registration.  You only pay the daily vehicle permit or show your annual or summer vehicle pass.

Please no dogs.  Workshop will run rain or shine.

Need a Campsite? Reserve here.

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Victorian Tea May 18, 2019 May 19, 2019 Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive - Spruce Lane Farmhouse

Learn how to make and enjoy a proper Victorian Tea.  Program begins at 2:00 pm.

A late Victorian home and living history museum make the perfect setting.  Bring your Mom or date to enjoy this unique experience. 

Participation by donation to the Friends of Bronte Creek.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Springtime on the Farm May 20, 2019 May 20, 2019 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F

10:00am-4:00pm at Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Join the hands-on-fun at the farmhouse to celebrate the annual re-opening of Spruce Lane Farmhouse!

There will be live music, heritage crafts and demonstrations plus Victorian games. Kids can earn their Park Ranger card by helping with spring planting in the garden. Everyone will enjoy visiting the animals, we have turkeys, chickens, pigs and cows. No reservation required. All activities are on-going. Bus tours welcome.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Outdoor Swimming Pool Open June 29, 2019 June 29, 2019 Parking Lot D

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season June 29, 2019

Pool open daily 11am-6pm (weather permitting)

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For more information and list of pool fees visit Bronte Creek website: www.BronteCreek.org

PLEASE NOTE:

A daily per person fee is in addition to the Daily Vehicle Permit 

Remember that the pool is located in the day-use only area 1219 Burloak Drive

Family Fishing Week June 29, 2019 July 7, 2019

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence

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Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours June 29, 2019 September 1, 2019 Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.

Stop by to learn about how to become an “Official Park Ranger”. Report your wildlife sightings - or see what animals and birds have been seen lately. Displays, activities—- there is always something new to see or do.

Daily artisan demonstrations and heritage displays will peak your curiosity about life in the early 1900’s. Tour the farmhouse and barns.

We'd love to see pictures of your park adventure! Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Daily Family Education Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park July 1, 2019 September 1, 2019 Various locations around the park.

Every day of the summer there will be activities/ programs for your family to get involved in.

Weekly program schedule and information will be available IN-Park and on our social media channels.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 Various locations around the park

Healthy Parks Healthy People 

Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration (except our pool).  Bronte Creek Provincial Park is hosting events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore the park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

More detailed information will be posted on our Facebook page closer to the date.  

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Daily Vehicle fee has been waived for today only at ALL Provincial Parks.  

The daily pool entry fee, equipment rental and camping fees still apply. 

Parks Day in Canada July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 Various Location throughout the park

A day to celebrate all things "parks".

Hike, picnic, swim and play.  Relax, read, sketch or paint.  Dance, jump or run!

Explore. Discover. Cherish.

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Discover the importance of Parks!

Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK August 11, 2019 August 11, 2019 1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter.

Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk August 18, 2019 August 18, 2019 1219 Burloak Drive, Breckon Shelter parking lot F

Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Outdoor Swimming Pool - last day of the season September 2, 2019 September 2, 2019 Pool - between Parking lot C and Parking lot D.

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool WILL close for the season September 2, 2019 at 6pm (or earlier depending on weather).

Pool open daily 11am-6pm (weather permitting)

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool use is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

For more information and list of pool fees visit Bronte Creek website: www.BronteCreek.org

Annual British Car Day September 15, 2019 September 15, 2019 Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. Park entrance fee ($17 subject to change) per spectator vehicle will be collected at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible, gates open at 8am.

For more information visit: http://www.BritishCarDay.com

Share pictures or video of your favorite car! #BritishCarDay #OPBronteCreek FacebookTwitter and Instagram

You can also call 905-827-6911 

World Cleanup Day September 21, 2019 September 21, 2019

Just like spring cleaning - only this time we are getting the park ready to go to sleep for the winter.  After a busy summer season the trails, ditches and waterways have collected debris - which is unsightly as well as dangerous to wildlife.  Volunteer today to do your part to clean up a little part of the world.

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More details will be posted on our facebook page as the date approaches.

Harvest Festival September 28, 2019 September 29, 2019 Bronte Creek Day-Use Area, 1219 Burloak Drive Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F.

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park.

Your family can enjoy historical demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, traditional family games, farmhouse tours, food and beverage, plus more.

Look for the Harvest Moon September 14, 2019

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

Ontario Parks Blog - Harvest time

Camper Halloween Weekend 1 October 18, 2019 October 20, 2019 Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

We'd love to see your pictures!  #CamperHalloween  FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

Love Halloween and the environment? Here are some tips to eco-friendly decorations.

Camper Halloween Weekend 2 October 25, 2019 October 27, 2019 Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

Share your pics! #CamperHalloween FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

MORE Halloween events in Ontario Parks

Coyote Howl Hikes December 31, 2019 December 31, 2019 Day-use area - 1219 Burloak Drive.

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids.  

*** NEW location - Parking Lot F ***

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

Guided hikes begin at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Followed by Kid's Countdown bonfire at 8:30pm.  Park gates will close at 9:00pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

Share your park adventures with us!  FacebookTwitter and Instagram