Terra Cotta Conservation Area

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

Our Parks - conditions at a glance

Equipment Rentals

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

  • Visitors should limit their group sizes to the members of their immediate household as per provincial direction.
  • 5 people maximum per group
  • If you cannot keep two metres (six feet apart) from other visitors you must wear a mask
  • A mask is recommended outdoors when you can’t keep two metres (six feet apart) from other visitors
  • 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
  • Respect the instructions provided by our dedicated staff
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer as there are no hand-washing facilities available.

Stay local! We’re asking everyone to do their part to minimize the risk to yourself and others by following all public health advice and only engaging in outdoor activities close to where you live.  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. 

Contact us 

Credit Valley Parks Visitor Services
Phone: 1-800-367-0890
Email: recreation@cvc.ca

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.)

Winter (January 2  – March 14)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended hours Jan. 30 and Feb. 27 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 Extension (Oct 26 – Nov 15)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Off-season (Nov 16 – Jan 1)
Seven days a week – Daylight hours only
$5 per vehicle; online payment required during this time

General Admission Fees*

Adults: $5.75
Children (ages 6-14): $2.65
Senior (65 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, however pre-purchase of tickets is required online or by phone for entry Monday to Friday.

* prices subject to HST

Facilities Notices:

  • Limited parking
  • Accessible parking available
  • Washrooms available with limited access
  • Visitors Welcome Centre – CLOSED
  • Watershed Learning Centre – CLOSED
  • Group bookings – CLOSED
  • Trails – OPEN
  • Equipment Rentals – CLOSED until conditions permit

Permissible Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing, when conditions permit
  • Cross country skiing, when conditions permit
  • Dog walking (leashed dogs only)
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • Note: winter activities will begin when conditions permit. Subject to Halton Public Health restrictions.


From the North

  • Travel South on Hurontario St (signs for Ontario 10 S)
  • Turn right onto King St/Peel Regional Road 9 (signs for Terra Cotta)
  • Turn right onto Winston Churchill Blvd (stop sign)
  • Large “Terra Cotta Conservation Area” sign on your left

From the South

  • Take 410 N to Hurontario St
  • Continue onto Hurontario St/ON-10
  • Turn left onto King St/Peel Regional Road 9
  • Turn right onto Winston Churchill Blvd (stop sign)
  • Large “Terra Cotta Conservation Area” sign on your l

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