The Cheltenham Badlands

Cheltenham Badlands
Owned by Ontario Heritage Trust and managed by CVC


1739 Olde Base Line Road, Caledon, ON L7C  0K6 (map)

Contact us

General inquiries:
Local: 519-941-6329
Toll-free: 1-800-367-0890

NEW: you can now reserve space on a shuttle online
Shuttles are available at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.


Last chance to visit the Badlands this season: October 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. the site will closes until April 2020. Access is strictly prohibited once the site closes. Check back for dates and times for the Spring opening. Check out our other parks that have recreational opportunities and services throughout the winter. To plan your trip, visit our parks page.

Hours of Operation
Spring (May 1 to May 8)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer (May 9 to August 16)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Late Summer (August 17 to September 13)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall (September 14 to October 25)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Winter (October 26 to April 30 2021)
CLOSED (No entry)



Please stay off the landscape feature. Visitors must remain on the accessible boardwalk and trails at all times to reduce damage and erosion of the historic feature. Be kind to the Badlands. You must use marked trails or the sidewalk along Olde Base Line Road to access the site.


Parking is only allowed in the parking lot. There is no vehicle stopping, standing or parking permitted along the road. The accessible parking space located beside the boardwalk is for use by valid permit holders only.


General Admission Fees

Parking rate: $6.50 per hour or $10 for two hours (cost per vehicle)
Please pay at the pay station. Machines accept credit and coin. Refunds for unused time are not available.

* Show your receipt at any CVC parks location on the same day it’s purchased to receive a discount (equal to your Badlands receipt) off your general admission fees at other CVC parks.


 Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be available when the Badlands re-opens next season.


General Admission Fees


Buses (On-site requirements)

Commercial buses – not permitted in the parking lot due to the size and turn radius required to exit the parking lot.

School buses – accepted Monday to Friday by permit only. Not permitted any time on weekends or holidays.  A permit will only be issued by CVC staff. Call 1-800-367-0890 for more information.



  • 33-car parking lot (off Olde Base Line Road)
  • Accessible parking space (beside the accessible boardwalk on Olde Base Line Road. For use by valid permit holders only)
  • Two spaces for school bus parking (permit required. Contact CVC staff by calling 1-800-367-0890)
  • Port-o-lets (accessible washroom onsite)
  • Accessible boardwalk/ viewing platform


What to See & Do

  • Historical geological Badlands feature/ nature viewing
  • Hiking trails (Bruce Trail)
  • Dog walking (leashed dogs only please)
  • Photography (permit may be required, please contact 1-800-367-0890 for details).


Tick awareness and prevention information


For other destinations in Caledon visit

CVC would like to acknowledge support provided by our partners — Ontario Heritage Trust, Region of Peel, Town of Caledon and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

CVC would also like to acknowledge support from the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.






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