Supporting Parks, Supports Conservation

Two people looking out at a lake.

Plan Your Visit

The weather is warming up and summer is around the corner. It’s the perfect time to start planning a trip with your family or friends to one of our parks and discover the benefits of nature. Spending time outdoors can contribute to improved physical and mental well-being. A visit to our parks has another benefit—it helps conserve local natural habitat. One of our most significant sources of revenue comes from admission fees. By visiting our parks, you are supporting our work to maintain and protect the greenspaces you love!

Connecting People with Parks

Connecting with nature and spending time outdoors is vital for maintaining good health. Because our parks take care of us, we work hard to take care of our parks.

We invite visitors to explore our nine Credit Valley Parks. Our staff work together to ensure positive visitor experiences that foster opportunities to gather, explore and enjoy new adventures.

Admission fees help us provide our watershed residents and visitors opportunities to connect with nature locally.

With your support, we can continue to provide nature-rich experiences.

A bridge over a rushing river.
A scenic photo captured in the Belfountain Conservation Area.

Maximize Your Park Experience with a Parks Pass

Get the most out of your visit with a Parks Pass. Our pass gives you unlimited access to all our green spaces. We have four different passes to choose from. By purchasing a pass you can help support our parks programming, staffing and parks maintenance. Here are some ways you can benefit from a pass:

  • 15 per cent discount on CVC park equipment rentals
  • Free parking, where applicable
  • Discounted admission to special events such as Maple Syrup in the Park at Credit Valley Parks
  • Access to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) parks thanks to our Conservation Parks partnership

Your purchase helps our efforts to enhance the visitor’s experience and keep natural spaces protected and healthy.

A group of people around a table.
Visitors enjoying picnic amenities at our parks.

Working Together for Greater Impact

Our watershed is made up of important ecosystems such as forests, wetlands and grasslands and is home to over 1,800 species of plants and animals. These species make up the biodiversity of the Credit River Watershed and their health is essential to a thriving watershed. Funding from admission fees are crucial to conserving and protecting our watershed’s biodiversity and the natural systems that we rely on such as cleaning the air we breathe.

Next time you visit our park, know that your payment of admission fees supports our efforts in creating a future where a diversity of all life thrives.

How to Support Conservation Areas

Get a Parks Pass for unlimited access to all our green spaces, as well as other exclusive offers and discounts from CVC.

You can also purchase day passes at the park, online or by phone for Island Lake, Ken Whillans, Belfountain and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas. Buy your admission ticket today.

Share your photos with us as you explore our parks on Instagram, Facebook, and X.

Make a donation to the CVC Foundation in support of our favourite parks.

By Sarah Lebret, Associate, Marketing and Communications

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