Bronte Creek

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.

Hiking

Maiden’s Blush Trail – 1 km – (Located in Day-Use Area)

The trailhead is north of the Children’s Playbarn (Lot C). This paved trail winds through mature forest and is suitable for walking, roller blading and cycling. This trail is wheelchair accessible.

Trillium Trail – 1 km – (Located in Day-Use Area)

The trailhead located behind the barns of Spruce Lane Farm (Lot F). This trail is the best place in the park to see spring wildflowers and catch a breathtaking glimpse of the valley floor. The trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Ravine Trail – 2.7 km- (Located in Day-Use Area)
This linear path meanders along the top of the valley between Spruce Lane Farm and the picnic area by Parking Lot A. (access via Lot A or F)

Gateway Trail – 1.5 km- (located in Campground area)

Halfmoon Valley Trail - 2km (Located in Day-Use Area)

Trailhead is minutes from Spruce Lane Farmhouse (lot F). Explore the Bronte Creek valley and the parks early history. It includes some steep climbs and may not be suitable for disabled visitors. MP3 audio tour available.

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.

Family programs and events are offered March through to December.

Swimming

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).

Winter Activities

There is a toboggan hill and approximately 5 km of cross-country ski trails that loop throughout the park.