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“Good park to stay at when visiting Toronto area” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6M 4J7 , Canada
+1 905-827-6911
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Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Oakville
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Owner description: 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 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, outdoor ice skating. Annual events include: Maple Syrup Festival, Springtime on the farm, Ghostwalks, Camper Halloween and Homestead Christmas. Please refer to official website for details as this information could be stale.
Toronto, Canada
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“Good park to stay at when visiting Toronto area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This isn't your usual provincial park in a wilderness setting. Bronte Creek is located within Oakville adjacent to new subdivisions (houses can be seen to the north just over the top of a berm). About a quarter of the sites are forested, the rest are in open fields. Privacy was reasonably good when we stayed there for a week in early July as the grasses and wildflowers were allowed to grow to about 4 or 5 feet in height and blocked views when sitting at a table. Washrooms and showers were clean during the week when the campground wasn't busy; they became messy on the weekend when the park was full (the campsite was only about 1/3 full during the week).

The big positive for the park is the ease of visiting Toronto via GO Train at the Bronte station (less than a 10 minute drive away). There is lots of shopping nearby and some nice hiking trails within the campground section of the park.

Negatives include the high campground fees Ontario charges for their parks ($42 plus HST for an electric site - all are electric here). There is no Wi-Fi; the closest is at a Starbucks about 5 minutes away. Ontario tends to double up on electric hook-ups so i's wise to carry an extension cord. The campground is also not well signed when driving north off the QEW on Bronte Rd. Turn west on Upper Middle Rd. off Bronte Rd. and drive to the end of the end of Upper Middle Rd. to a small paved road which is the park entrance (the sign will be visible at that point).

Visited July 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“Huge kid friendly area in an urban setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Bronte Creek Provincial Park provides a place for kids to run and play, and swim in the concrete pad in summer. It is also lovely for adult walks and hikes and has an historic farm house. Bring a picnic and enjoy - lots of toilets.

Visited September 2013
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Burlington
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“Maple Syrup Festival is very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I took my grandchildren last March. It was a good time for young and old. Wagon rides. Historic buildings. And of course pancake breakfast with maple syrup. Tip: Dress warm, all outside.

Visited March 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“Oasis in the heart of suburbia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We take our dogs here several times a week to run in the leash free area. After a couple of hours chasing squirrels, sniffing every tree and bush, and greeting other dogs along the way - we're left with two extremely happy tired pups. If you live nearby it is worth buying an annual membership.

Visited November 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“Bronte Park”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Took my grandchildren to visit for the maple sugar festival. Adults and children had a great time. The fee to enter the park is nominal.
We also went to the Old Farmhouse at night and saw how people lived when there was no electricity.

Visited March 2013
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