The Ministry of Natural Resources established Bronte Creek Provincial Park in 1972. However, it did not open its gates to the public until 1975. The Park is classified as a recreational park and offers a day-use area and a campground, which opened in July 2001. Bronte Creek receives over 250,000 visitors each year and with the opening of the campground, the park has become even more popular.

The park consists of over 10km of multi-purpose trails, 11 picnic shelters, a turn-of-the-century living history museum (Spruce Lane Farmhouse), nature centre, 144 electric service campsites, children’s playbarn, 1.8 acre pool, Olympic size skating rink and a farm.

The park itself is 684 hectares (1690 acres) in size, which makes it as large as Central Park in New York City. The park is divide by the Creek known as Bronte Creek or 12-Mile Creek. The creek valley was carved by the water of melting glaciers approximately 14, 000 years ago. Water rushed towards Lake Ontario and cut through the shale of what is now the park, leaving the large valley and creek.

Park Information

Hours of operation and Park Fees
The following dates and hours may change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Please Call 905-827-6911 ext 234 for seasonal updates

Park administration office M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm

Park office is closed on Statutory Holidays but the park remains open for your enjoyment.

Christmas & Holidays: The park closes early on December 24 and remains closed on December 25 so the staff can observe the holiday. The park is open for your enjoyment on Dec 26th. Park is open on all other statutory holidays.

March to Mid-June
Day-use & trails: 8:00 – Dusk
Campground: First Friday in April to the 4th Saturday in October.
Outdoor pool: closed
Outdoor ice rink: closed
Spruce Lane Farmhouse: Maple festival 9:30 -3
Nature Centre: May 1 S&S 12-4
Playbarn & children’s farm: 9:00-4:00
Picnic Shelters: 1st come

Sept. to Mid-Dec.
Day-use & trails: 8:00 – Dusk
Campground: First Friday in April to the 4th Saturday in October.
Outdoor pool: Closes Labour Day
Outdoor ice rink: closed
Spruce Lane Farmhouse: closed
Nature Centre: closed
Playbarn & children’s farm: 9:00- 4:00
Picnic Shelters: 1st come

Mid-June to Labour Day
Day-use & trails: 8:00 – 10:00
Campground: Open
Outdoor pool: Opens last Saturday in June
Outdoor ice rink: closed
Spruce Lane Farmhouse: After June 26 11-6 Daily
Nature Centre: After June 26 10-6 Daily
Playbarn & children’s farm: 9:00- 4:00
Picnic Shelters: Reserve
Mid-Dec. to Feb

Day-use & trails: 8:00 – 10:00
Campground: Closed
Outdoor pool: closed
Outdoor ice rink: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Spruce Lane Farmhouse: closed
Nature Centre: closed
Playbarn & children’s farm: 9:00- 4:00
Picnic Shelters: 1st come
Pool Fees:

Pool fees are in addition to Daily Vehicle Permits.
$3.00 per adult or senior
$2.00 per youth (ages 4-17 years)
Children 3 and under are free.

Park Fees Per Vehicle:

Regular $16.00
Senior $13.00
Disabled $8.00
School Bus $53.75
Seasonal day-use passes are available for the following rates:

Winter $70.00
Summer $107.50
Annual $150.50
Campground fees per night are:

Regular $42.25
Senior $33.75
Disabled $21.00

*Information obtained from www.brontecreek.org