Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Website: www.ontarioparks.ca
 

Natural Features

This pastoral, all-season oasis between Burlington and Oakville offers a place to unwind and step back in time. You can view living history demonstrations in an 1890s farmhouse. Or you could take the children to the playbarn to pet the animals or romp in the outdoor playground. Other options to you include camping overnight, strolling along nature trails or pedal your bicycle. In winter you can skate outdoors, go tobogganing and cross-country skiing. The day use and campground areas in this park are separate; each has its own entrance.
Visit the Friends of Bronte Creek web site.

History

The wide stream for which this park was named flows through pastoral southern Ontario countryside. Much of the area was once used for agriculture, but most of the park's land is regaining its natural cover of trees and plants typical of the deciduous forest region. Species common to prairie areas and the Carolinian forest are also found in the park.

Animals and Wildlife

Most small mammals common to southern Ontario live in the park, as well as some larger species. Some animals include the white-tailed deer, red fox, coyote and raccoon to name a few. Birds in the park include the blue jay, blackbird, red-tailed hawk and several kinds of sparrows, as well as the occasional pileated and red-headed woodpecker, scarlet tanager, turkey vulture and both snowy and short-eared owls. As many as 20 species of amphibians and reptiles also make their home around Bronte Creek. More than 70 species of moths and butterflies have been identified in the park, as well as another 125 species of insects, including a rare katydid.

 

Location(s)

Address: 1219 Burloak Drive
Oakville, Ontario
Canada
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