Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park
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Provincial Park - we are near by and natural. Located between Oakville and Burlington, Ontario. Great place to test our your camping skills or equipment. 145 electric service sites, filling and dumping station, laundry equipment, playgrounds, yurts, programs (summer), trails and a leash free area. Campers use 3201 Upper Middle Road W. During stay campers have access to day-use area (off Burloak) but my drive 6-11km to separate entrance. Day-use area off Burloak Drive has been a family favorite for decades. 13 km of trails, 11 reservable picnic shelters, children's play barn and farm, 1,8 acre outdoor swimming pool (additional fee), family and group education programs. In the Winter enjoy cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Annual events include: Maple Syrup Festival, Springtime on the farm, Ghostwalks, Camper Halloween and Victorian Christmas. Please refer to official website for details as this information could be stale.
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  • Bo S
    Oakville, Canada19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wild place between Toronto and Niagara Falls
    Bronte Creek is one of the Provincial Parks in Ontario, which is between Toronto and Niagara Falls. It has all the wilderness, trails, and nature desired, but it is also very close to the urban settings. You can hike or just walk, camp, or attend some educational sessions run by The Friends of Bronte Creek Park . Visit Victorian Museum, or get to know how to tap the maple syrup from maple trees in March.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Andrew K
    30 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fairly quiet, but watch out for ticks
    We camped for two nights in the Woodland section. Our site was large, and you wouldn’t know you were in a city except for hearing the occasional fire truck in the distance at night. Not too much late-night drunken shouting by other campers, either, compared to other parks. However, we saw 7 dog ticks at our campsite in 24 hours, including two on me. Other campers were talking about ticks, too, so if the presence of ticks doesn’t deter you, make sure to pack long pants and long socks (I didn’t); use tick spray; inspect your clothes, skin and shoes before going in your tent, and zip up your tent behind you the second you’re inside.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 4, 2023
  • AngelaMB12
    Hanover, Pennsylvania230 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park
    My family stopped by on the way to Toronto from the US. We enjoy hiking and wanted to take a break from tourist attractions. We parked in the day use area near the "Baseball" pavilions and walked to the Lookout Ravine Trail. This trail was very pretty and very wide. We enjoyed it, but were disappointed by the name of the tail as the lookout was just a few trees. We were expecting a view of a ravine and creek, but we still enjoyed out time walking this trail. The Nature Centre wasn't open, but seems like a nice place to enjoy. We like that there was a dogs off leash area for dogs to play.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Elissa C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family friendly spot
    I’ve gone to this place since I myself Was a child. Great to let kids explore worry free fantastic place to have Family meet up picnics. A landmark and treasured place that I have wonderful memories of and look forward to bringing my kids to also.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
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Wanderer33666040695
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We went to that park to make a journey for our Dog that is a Censer survivor .
We got 3 ticks on our dog, the park Service did not clear the roads from the leaves that were contaminated with Lyme disease ticks.
We sent the ticks for a test and it came positive for a Lyme.
Written November 6, 2023
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Elissa C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
I’ve gone to this place since I myself Was a child. Great to let kids explore worry free fantastic place to have Family meet up picnics. A landmark and treasured place that I have wonderful memories of and look forward to bringing my kids to also.
Written August 4, 2023
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Damian R
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
If I could give negative five stars I would....

When I checked in I informed the guys at the check-in gate that we had not yet decided if we were staying for one or two nights... I told them that I would decide the next day if I would stay another night....

Five minutes after checkout time the park wardens show up to tell me that I need to leave because somebody already had my spot booked for a week in advance... So I said okay I will pack up and leave....

I started putting things away and moving the slides in immediately... And only five more minutes later the park wardens show up again to tell me they're giving me a $95 fine for staying past checkout time...

I explained to the park wardens that I had told the front gate personnel that I was possibly staying a second day and so I would just exercise my right to pay for the second day for only $50...

The park wardens again lie to my face and tell me that they are fully booked so they are not accepting that I stay a second day and issue the fine anyway.

As an Albertan coming to visit Ontario I highly recommend that you avoid all Ontario provincial park campgrounds because they are nothing more than a scam...

$50 for one night is already overpriced... You have to purchase five pieces of wood for ten bucks because they don't even supply firewood for the campsites, and then they run around slapping hundred-dollar fines and anyone who's 2:05 2 p.m. check out time...

We counted twenty-seven empty lots and we only went around 3/4 of 1 loop out of the three loops that they have....

Stay away from Ontario provincial park campgrounds it's just another way for the government to scam money from the citizens!
Written June 27, 2023
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AngelaMB12
Hanover, PA230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
My family stopped by on the way to Toronto from the US. We enjoy hiking and wanted to take a break from tourist attractions. We parked in the day use area near the "Baseball" pavilions and walked to the Lookout Ravine Trail. This trail was very pretty and very wide. We enjoyed it, but were disappointed by the name of the tail as the lookout was just a few trees. We were expecting a view of a ravine and creek, but we still enjoyed out time walking this trail. The Nature Centre wasn't open, but seems like a nice place to enjoy. We like that there was a dogs off leash area for dogs to play.
Written June 26, 2023
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Andrew K
30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We camped for two nights in the Woodland section. Our site was large, and you wouldn’t know you were in a city except for hearing the occasional fire truck in the distance at night. Not too much late-night drunken shouting by other campers, either, compared to other parks. However, we saw 7 dog ticks at our campsite in 24 hours, including two on me. Other campers were talking about ticks, too, so if the presence of ticks doesn’t deter you, make sure to pack long pants and long socks (I didn’t); use tick spray; inspect your clothes, skin and shoes before going in your tent, and zip up your tent behind you the second you’re inside.
Written June 4, 2023
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Bo S
Oakville, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Bronte Creek is one of the Provincial Parks in Ontario, which is between Toronto and Niagara Falls. It has all the wilderness, trails, and nature desired, but it is also very close to the urban settings. You can hike or just walk, camp, or attend some educational sessions run by The Friends of Bronte Creek Park . Visit Victorian Museum, or get to know how to tap the maple syrup from maple trees in March.
Written April 26, 2023
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Explorer_IM
Cambridge, Canada501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
There are so many trails to enjoy fall colours in this provincial park. It was a fun family outing. There is plenty of parking available. Nice place to do picnic with barbecue option available too. Washrooms are available and are maintained clean.
Written October 15, 2022
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Peter D
35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Day area is an embarrassment. Overgrown in the day area near the store. Pool closed with vegetation growing in the pool. Labour day Saturday it was empty. Not surprised, need some serious maintenance, unbelievable that an affluent city like Oakville can organize a Friends of Brontë Creek park , like others. The main store in the day area looks like an abandoned city you would see on tv. Campsites are average , but also need serious upgrades. Only silver lining is the staff is 10 out of 10.
Written September 3, 2022
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Jeff C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Open the damn pool!!!! I pay ro camp here and get no services!!! I wondered why this was the only park left with sites now I know why.
Written June 25, 2022
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Rosegriffith26
Brampton, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We have camped at Bronte Creek twice now. It is divided into 4 sections: Ravine, Woodland, Savannah and Prairie. The first time, summer 2021, was in the Prairie section, and the second time was in the Ravine section. Note: if you want to camp near the ravine trails, book a spot in the Woodland area. The Ravine section is somewhat misnamed.

Both campsites were very nice, good sized for our 28 ft trailer. Privacy is varied throughout the campground, but mostly very good. The showers were great both times (hot water, great water pressure, clean). Lovely campground. Great for walks and hikes, and the ravine trails are beautiful. Signage was very good. The park office hours are really short and Ontario Parks people are supposed to patrol regularly but both summers, we didn’t see that. In fact the first year, we arrived after 6 pm and the park office was closed (gate was open though) so couldn’t get our ticket to post at the site, and even the next day we were unable to get it because we went too late and no one at the park noticed! One thing we were shocked by was that if you are camping and friends come for a visit, they have to pay! $10 each! So be forewarned.

What’s great about this location is that you are in the middle of Oakville, so if you need anything or forgot something, it’s 5-10 minutes to a store. If you are new at trailer camping, and something breaks down or you get a flat tire (happened to the people in the next campsite over from us), you are not far from help. It is a quick drive from anywhere in the GTA. However, being in the middle of Oakville has its drawbacks as you hear the distant drone of constant traffic.

So overall very very nice campground. We will probably return and try out the Woodland section next year!
Written June 3, 2022
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