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Bronte Creek

Bronte Creek Provincial Park


Maiden’s Blush Trail allows cycling and there are many gravel road and access trails to bike throughout the park.


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.

Disc Golf

Bronte Creek’s disc golf course stays open all year, and the park offers rentals for guests who don’t have their own discs.

Discovery Program

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.


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.


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.


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 : July 1st to Labour Day. (temporary closures may occur due to weather).

The Pool Area will remain closed for the 2023 season. The Park is in the process of making arrangements for pool repairs to the 35 plus year old facility.

Stay tuned for updates.

Winter Activities

Bronte Creek offers a full day of winter adventures, only a short drive from the heart of Toronto.
Cross-country skiing
Approximately 10 km of ungroomed cross-country ski trails loop through the park.
Visitors are welcome to explore the park’s hiking trails by snowshoe.
Bring your toboggans and tubes and try sliding down Bronte Creek’s impressive toboggan hill. The view from the top offers a unique panorama of the park and its surrounding area.