As the season changes from Summer to Fall, we’re making big changes at some of our parks. We’re reopening Belfountain Conservation Area on September 1 and the Cheltenham Badlands the following week, but it won’t be business as usual. We’re introducing a mandatory reservation system to manage daily visitation.
These parks have always been popular destinations for visitors from across the GTA. Changes at Belfountain Conservation Area and the Cheltenham Badlands are necessary in order to keep everyone safe while enjoying each park. Our staff have been working hard to get our new system in place just in time for Fall colours, which is a huge draw for people looking to get outside and explore.
Entry by Reservation only
Beginning in early September, entry to Belfountain Conservation Area and the Cheltenham Badlands is permitted by reservation only. Under the new reservation system visitors will be able to book a date and time to visit each property during regular hours of operation. This will allow us to limit the number of people who can enter the property and create the conditions needed for physical distancing.
Our online reservation system will open on September 1 for Belfountain Conservation Area and the following week for Cheltenham Badlands. As we open these parks, there will be limited availability per time slot. Book your reservation before you leave home to ensure we have space available. Those that show up at the park without a reservation will be turned away.
More information will be available at CVCparks.ca starting September 1.
Changes at the park
CVC has also put additional measures in place at all CVC parks to help keep everyone safe. We’re limiting the overall capacity at each park and the number of people in our washrooms, encouraging one-way travel on infrastructure and some trails and asking visitors to yield to oncoming trail users so everyone can continue to practice safe physical distancing.
We’re committed to reopening Belfountain Conservation Area and the Cheltenham Badlands safely for visitors to enjoy once again. For more information about our parks, visit CVCparks.ca.