Island Lake Conservation Area

island lake bridge

Visitor and parking capacity limits in effect to ensure physical distancing. Illegal parking subject to fines and towing.

Our parks - conditions at a glance

Visitors must follow these guidelines or use at your own risk:

  • Visitors are encouraged to limit their group sizes to the members of their immediate household.
  • Practice physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) apart
  • Stay on trails, stepping off only to allow others to pass
  • Yield to oncoming trail users when crossing bridges and boardwalks
  • Do not gather or arrange to meet family, friends or other groups
  • Keep pets on leash and clean up after them
  • Do not litter
  • Take all trash with you when leaving the property
  • Be mindful of wildlife and plant-life
  • Do not trespass on private property next to CVC trails
  • Respect the instructions provided by our dedicated staff
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer as there are limited hand-washing facilities available.

CVC is asking visitors to select the property closest to them to limit unnecessary travel. Staff will be limiting the number of visitors at each property to ensure safe physical distancing. Visitors are asked to limit their stay to ensure everyone can enjoy an experience in nature. Visitors should be prepared to turn back if a property is full. 


673067 Hurontario Street South, Orangeville L9W 2Y9

Contact us

(we are experiencing a high volume of calls, please leave a message if necessary)

Credit Valley Parks Visitor Services
Phone: 905-877-1120

Hours of Operation

subject to change, conditions permitting(continued access is dependent on responsible park visitation and physical distancing practices. Park gates may be closed at any time of day if park capacity is reached.)

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

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

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

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

Fall Extension (Oct 26 – Nov 8)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note for fall extension:
Rentals, watercraft access and concessions are only available on weekends. Online admission tickets are required for visits from Monday-Friday, unless you are a valid Conservation Parks Member.

Pedestrian access only at 4th Avenue in Orangeville.
Home Hardware parking lot is closed to ILCA visitors indefinitely. No parking available at this location. Vehicles will be towed. Visit for additional parking options.

General Admission Fees*

Adults: $5.75
Children (6-14): $2.65
Senior (60 and over): $4.43
Maximum charge per vehicle of up to 6 people from the same household: $23.90
Members Free


This park does not require a reservation, access is granted on a first come, first served basis. CVC is offering an online ticket service as a method of contactless payment only.

* prices subject to HST

Facilities Notices**:

NOTE: Lake levels are low, shoreline fishing and boat use may be affected
  • Limited parking
  • Accessible parking available
  • Washrooms– OPEN with limitations
  • Boat launch and water access – OPEN on weekends
    • $8.00 plus HST per launch
  • Watercraft storage area – OPEN on weekends
  • Kayak and canoe rentals – CLOSED for the season after Oct 25
    • $20/ hr, $50/ day ($200 deposit required). No reservations. Limited quantities available.
  • Paddleboard rentals – CLOSED for the season after Oct 25
    • $10/ hr, $40/ day ($200 deposit required). No reservations. Limited quantities available.
  • Fishing rod rentals – CLOSED for the season after Oct 25
    • Free rentals through Tackle Share program ($20 deposit required). No reservations. Limited quantities available.
  • Electric boat and fat tire bikes – NOT AVAILABLE for the 2020 season
  • Group bookings – CLOSED
  • Picnic tables – NOT AVAILABLE
  • Worm sales and concessions – OPEN on weekends
    • No minnows available

** A mandatory face covering is required for admittance to buildings in accordance with the local public health unit.

Permissible Activities:

Baitfish is currently not permitted. Worms, where Ontario Fishing Regulations allow, will continue to be allowed as bait in CVC conservation areas, such as Island Lake. CVC doesn’t allow harvesting of baitfish, frogs, leeches or crayfish in its parks.

A valid fishing licence is required for anyone between the ages of 18-64. More information on fishing is available at

Tick awareness and prevention information


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Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. CVC and its employees make no representation or warranty, express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to the identity or ownership of data or information, the quality, accuracy or completeness of data or information, or that the use of such data or information will not infringe any patent, intellectual property or proprietary rights of any party. CVC shall not be liable for any claim for any loss, harm, illness or other damage or injury arising from access to or use of data or information, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

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