Bronte Creek

Bronte Creek

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Nature Centre - Open Weekends October 8, 2016 April 1, 2017 Acessed from Parking lot C - beside the Playbarn

The Nature Centre will be open during the fall/winter 2016-2017

Open weekends 11-4.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the displays and hands on activities in the various room.  Live animals, costumes and activities are on display to engage visitors in learning about the nature in Bronte Creek. Kids can earn a "Park Ranger" badge by learning with us or just stop by to chat with a park staff about recently seen birds or wildlife sightings.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911

Maple Syrup Festival March 4, 2017 March 26, 2017 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario

Maple Syrup Festival 2017

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 4-5, 11-19 and 25-26

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm

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.

Admission Costs

$17.00 per car

$62.50 per bus (any vehicle with 14+ seating)

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911

Nature Centre open - weekends April 1, 2017 June 25, 2017 Nature Centre by Parking lot C and the Playbarn

 Stop by to chat with a park naturalist about recently seen birds or wildlife sightings. Kids of all ages will enjoy the displays and activities in the various room. Interested in volunteering? Now is a great time to talk to our staff about opportunities and training. Open weekends 10am-4pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Victorian Easter April 15, 2017 April 15, 2017 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Victorian Tea May 20, 2017 May 22, 2017 Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive - Spruce Lane Farmhouse

Learn how to make and enjoy a proper Victorian Tea. 

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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Springtime on the Farm May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 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, blacksmith display, 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.

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, 2017 September 4, 2017 Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer and at different locations within the park. Current listing are posted at the washrooms, park offices, park store and by the parking

Every day of the summer there will be activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available on twitter or facebook @OPBronteCreek.  Reduced programming the week prior to Labour day.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Outdoor Swimming Pool Open July 1, 2017 September 4, 2017 Parking Lot D

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season July 1, 2017.

Pool open daily 11am-6pm from July 1-Labour Day (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

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

Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours July 1, 2017 August 27, 2017 Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.

Spruce Lane Farmhouse will be open daily 11-5 and the Nature Centre 10-5 throughout the summer (unless otherwise posted for special events). 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.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 Various locations around the park

Join us as we get outside and enjoy our park through learning and play. All programs are no charge. 

Stay tuned for 2017 events - we will update as details are confirmed.

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

Pool fee at Bronte Creek Provincial Park still applies. 

Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK August 6, 2017 August 6, 2017 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Annual British Car Day September 17, 2017 September 17, 2017 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. $17.00 per Spectator vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible.

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

You can also call 905-827-6911 

Harvest Festival September 23, 2017 September 24, 2017 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

Camper Halloween Weekend 1 October 13, 2017 October 14, 2017 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Camper Halloween Weekend 2 October 20, 2017 October 21, 2017 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek December 15, 2018 December 16, 2018 Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F in the Day-use area 1219 Burloak Drive.

Victorian Christmas Festival 2017 (revised programming)

A very 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.

Friends of Bronte Creek will be bringing a truly unique, private visit with Santa experience to you this year. There are Victorian costumes for the whole family to easily slip over top of their clothes. Then enjoy a private visit with Santa as our photographer captures the whole experience. All the pictures (10-25 images) are yours to take home on a souvenir USB stick included in the price. 

Your Victorian Christmas experience will also 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! You can also wander at your leisure around Spruce Lane Farm where you will find a variety of friendly farm animals.

No Reservations required.

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.

**discontinued services: tractor drawn wagon rides and gift shoppe.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911

Coyote Howl Hike December 31, 2018 December 31, 2017 Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.

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

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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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