Bronte Creek

Bronte Creek

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek December 27, 2019 January 5, 2020 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 2019 and Jan 3, 4, 5, 2020.

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 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

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First Day Hike January 1, 2020 January 1, 2020

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 hope that this First Day Hike 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 17, 2020 February 17, 2020 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 February 29, 2020 March 29, 2020 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario

Maple Syrup Festival 2020

General Public 

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

Feb. 29 March 1, 7&8, 14 - 22, and 28 & 29. 

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.

Day Camps (March break) and Groups over 25 people please call 905-827-6911 to let us know which day to expect you.

Commercial Bus tours -- Call 905-827-6911 to arrange a tour.

School groups (not March Break) -- call 905-827-6911 ext 231 to book your class trip.

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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 11, 2020 April 11, 2020 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

Earth Week Clean Up Day April 25, 2020 April 25, 2020 Both the day - use and campground areas.

Volunteer some of your time to give back to the park and help the environment at the same time.  Over the winter the litter has accumulated in ditches and in the long grasses.  The park needs some help with cleaning up. Please dress appropriately for this activity.  

The Friends of Bronte Creek will be organizing this spring clean up day.

Sign up via Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up - Data collection sheets and other resources are available.  We will be tallying the number of items collected as well as the weight of the bags. -- see if we can do better than previous years.

You will see volunteers at the park gates handing out litter bags.

More information on what the Friends of Bronte Creek are and how you can become a member:  www.BronteCreek.org

Springtime on the Farm May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020 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

Park Jam - Music night. June 4, 2020 September 3, 2020 1219 Burloak Drive access - Breckon Shelter area.

Each Thursday night we will showcase a different local musical group/ choir/ band/ quartet etc. (amateurs only)

These public performances aim to provide an enjoyable evening for our visitors while highlighting the music schools, choirs/ bands etc.  

We imagine people gathered around, casually listening and enjoying the talents of our local musicians.  We picture acts as diverse as steel drum bands to bag pipes! 

Please contact park at BronteCreek@ontario.ca if you are interested in performing.  

Plein Air Paint and Picnic Day June 21, 2020 June 21, 2020 1219 Burloak Drive - Breckon Shelter and the Spruce Lane Farm area.

A day for all you creative painters to get outside and paint!  The park provides so many great subjects - fences, stone wall, forested paths, spring wildflowers etc.

Join us for a day art!

More details will become available closer to the date.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

Outdoor Swimming Pool June 27, 2020 September 7, 2020 Pool - between Parking lot C and Parking lot D.

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool season is the first Saturday after school to Labour Day.

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

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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

Christmas in July July 25, 2020 July 25, 2020 Campground - campers on July 24-25. Day visitors - July 25

Campers!  Decorate your campsite with lights, stockings, reindeer, elves etc. 

The Friends of Bronte Creek will be putting special activities, music and treats!  Details will be available at the Campground gate when you register.

check out www.BronteCreek.org for current details.

Day visitors - dress like santa, mrs. claus, an elf or reindeer while visiting the playbarn or pool.

Pass Holder Appreciation Day August 22, 2020 August 22, 2020

Being an Ontario Parks Vehicle Permit Pass holder entitles you and your car load of friends or family to enjoy a season or full year of programs and activities available at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  But did you know that your pass is also valid at parks such as: Rock Point, Long Point, Sauble Falls and Wasaga Beach Provincial Parks?

Today at Bronte Creek Provincial Park we will have a variety of programs, special meet-up which will shine a spot light on facilities and services that pass holder may not be aware of.

We will post and update the day's schedule on our Facebook page @OPBronteCreek.

 

Doggy Dip and Mutt Marketplace - save the date September 12, 2020 September 12, 2020 Pool and area. Located at 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Park in either parking lot C or D.

2019 was a success so we are hopeful that we can offer this event in 2020.  For now hold the date.

Here is what the 2019 event looked like:

Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Partnership with National Service Dogs is please to bring you:

Doggy Dip and Mutt Marketplace!

Mutt Marketplace open 10:00am – 2’ish

Doggy Dip 10:30am – 1:30pm. (three 1 hour time blocks)

 

$10.00 per dog. All proceeds support NSD’s Certified Service Dog Programs.

 

Swim times:

10:30- 11:30

11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30

(A max of 50 dogs can be in the pool at any one time.)

 Pre-registration encouraged – click waiver, pick a time slot, pay.  Must show proof of vaccination to show on day of.

Mutt Marketplace will feature local and unique canine services, products and businesses. Browse, test, sample and of course purchase!  

Barkers Corner guests will enjoy presentations and Q&A sessions from some local experts on topics such as ticks, coyotes, camping with pets and others. 

A valid park permit is required for access to park – daily or seasonal vehicle permits can be purchased on day of at the park gates.

 

Event will go rain or shine… however in the event of thunderstorm we will need to delay or cancel event.

Be apart of the discussion and find out more  HERE!

NSD receives no government funding and relies entirely on support from corporate sponsors, local community members, service clubs, and annual fundraising events such as this one. 

Annual British Car Day September 20, 2020 September 20, 2020 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

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You can also call 905-827-6911 

Shoreline Clean up Day. October 3, 2020 October 3, 2020 Day use gate and Campground main parking lot.

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!

Sign up on Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up. Entry fee will be waived to participants who sign up.

As litter is picked up -- we will tally the items and enter the weight.  We will then get a sense of what is the most common litter items etc.  This information will go into Ontario's total -- hoping each year to see an improvement. 

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