Visit Credit Valley Parks After Dark at the Ignite the Night Event Series

Experience the bright side of winter as Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) hosts Ignite the Night at Island Lake and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas. Visitors can explore the parks after dark on trails illuminated with fire and lights. The event series runs Friday and Saturday nights from January 27 until March 4.

Hiking and snowshoeing are great ways to enjoy this outdoor experience. One hour ice skating rink reservations will also be available at both locations, as conditions permit. This after dark event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and regular park admission applies. Credit Valley Parks passholders receive free admission to each park.  

On select nights, CVC will host Ignite the Night Plus which offers equipment rentals at both locations, and lake access for moonlit skating and ice fishing at Island Lake. Rentals and lake access are based on safe winter conditions. On these nights the parks will stay open until 9 p.m.

Special dates for Ignite the Night Plus include:

Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville – February 4 and March 4
Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Halton Hills – February 4 and 18

Registration is not required. Event details are available at For the latest updates on park conditions, check CVC’s Park Advisories page at


Terra Cotta Conservation Area illuminated for CVC’s Ignite the Night event series

About Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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Jamie Williams
Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation

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