Bronte Creek

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
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.  

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.

Farm Hand July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Spruce Lane Farm - Parking Lot F, access off Burloak Drive.

Each Monday at 10:00 you and your family can pretend you are a Victorian Farm hand.  It won't seem like a chore as you learn about the important role horses, chickens and Turkey's have on a farm.  Topics alternate each week.  For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Children's Program July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Campground - Amphitheatre - campground off Bronte road and Upper Middle.

Children's Programs (ages 4-12) with parents.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am.

Day-use visitors welcome to join.

Specially designed program for our young campers.  Explore, discover and share!

Topics vary and alternate each week.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Dusk Campground Program July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Amphitheatre - Near Woodland/ Ravine campground loops - Campground off Bronte Road and Upper Middle.

Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Dusk (8 or 8:30pm).

We will be switching things up between a Guided Walk, Music Program or Evening Program on these 3 days each week.  Either way you'll be entertained and learn something about a variety of topics.

Guided Walks: distance 2km, easy, gravel path.  No Dogs please. Not the best surface for wagons or strollers.

Musical Program: at the amphitheatre, bleachers provided or bring your own chair, blanket, cushion. Be prepared to participate.

Evening Program:  at the amphitheartre, same as above.  Show may involve video, images and participant activities.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Ask the Ranger (AKA Ask the Nat.) July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Recreation Complex (pool) - Parking Lot D - off the Burloak Drive access.

Each Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 1:00pm just outside the pool fee collection gate.

Look for Park Education Staff and a table of props.  Topics vary each day and week - could be talking about snakes, deer, bats, species at risk, bees, or invasive species.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Hands-On Heritage July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F - Off the Burloak Drive access.

Each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2:00pm.

Topics vary each day and each week - could be learning about treadle saws, thaumortrope toys, outdoor Victorian style games, rope and candle making. 

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Toddler Time July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Nature Centre - Parking Lot C - Off Buroak Drive access.

For children 5 years and under.

Every Tuesday at 10:00am - Meet at the Nature Centre and we'll go on an adventure!  Topics alternate each week.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Discovery Time - Insect Hunt July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Nature Centre - Parking Lot C - Off the Buroak Drive access

Every Tuesday at 1:00pm meet at the Nature Centre for a guided Insect Hunt.

Got a kid who loves bugs?? or not?  Either way join the fun and learning.  We will be catching and learning about the bugs that crawl, fly or jump around Bronte Creek Provincial Park. 

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Discovery Time - Down in the Dirt July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Nature Centre - Parking lot F - Off the Burloak Drive access.

Each Wednesday we will meet at the Nature Centre for 1:00pm.

We will be taking a closer look at what lives on the forest floor, under rocks and logs.  

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

Discovery Time - Pond Study July 3, 2017 September 3, 2017 Nature Centre - Parking lot C - on the Burloak Drive access.

Meet at the Nature Center each Monday at 1:00pm - we will walk a short distance to the pond.

Grab a net and join the fun as we explore the cool creatures that live in the pond's at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.

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. 

1:00pm Ask the Ranger - pool gate area.

2:00pm Hands-on-heritage - Spruce lane farm

8:00pm Musical Program - Campground

Nature Centre - open 10-5

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - open 11-5

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. 

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

Coyote Howl Hike December 31, 2017 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

Maple Syrup Festival March 3, 2018 March 31, 2018 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario

Maple Syrup Festival 2018

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 3-4, 10-18, 24-25 and 31st.

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.  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00).

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