Park Conditions

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Sandy

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Island Lake Conservation Area
  • OPEN 7 days a week from 8:00AM – 6:00PM. Regular admission rates apply.
  • ICE FISHINGOPEN.  Open sections of the lake have approx. 8 inches of ice with rough surfaces.  Please obey all posted signs and only access ice from the  3 designated access points.
  • HEATED ICE HUTS are on the ice. Hut reservations are available online.
  • ICE FISHING DERBY runs Feb 8-17, 2020. Tickets now available, go to for more information
  • SKATING : CLOSED until conditions permit.
  • See map below for areas of the lake available for ice fishing.
 ~  Lakeside Trail at Island Lake
  • OPEN
  • TRAIL CONDITIONS:  Snow covered with icy sections
  • BRIDGE CLOSED on the trail section between the Rental Shop and the Amphitheatee due to construction.
  • 4th Avenue access parking: Please respect that Home Hardware is a private business and use only the 12 designated trail parking spaces generously provided. Trail users parking in undesignated parking spaces (the regular lot) will be towed at their own expense. Additional access and parking information can be found by clicking the Lakeside Trail link on the left.
Terra Cotta Conservation Area
  • OPEN 7 days a week from 8:00AM – 6:00PM. Conditions permitting. Regular admission rates apply.
  • SKI & SNOWSHOE RENTALS are currently available -please call the number listed at the Visitor Centre door when in the park for assistance.
  • SKATING TRAIL AND RINK are currently CLOSED due to thin ice.
  • Visitors Welcome Centre is CLOSED.
  • TRAILS are icy, but open. Skis need to be removed at Vaughn Trail due to conditions.
  • ICE CONDITIONS: Current lake ice is NOT safe to walk or skate on, please stay off the ice.
Belfountain Conservation Area
  • CLOSED for the season, no entry. Reopening April 2020.
Ken Whillans Resource Management Area
  • CLOSED for the season, no entry.  Reopening April 2020.
  • Caledon Trailway parking lot will remain open for trail use. No winter maintenance.
Cheltenham Badlands
  • CLOSED for the season, no entry.  Reopening May 2020. 
  • More information and FAQ’s here.  



  • GENERAL TRAIL USE: With more unpredictable weather it is common for trail or park closures due to high winds or severe or unsafe weather. If trail systems are marked as closed, please respect and obey all posted signs. For park updates and closures due to weather and trail conditions check back here or look for a red bar noting closures across the top of all pages in the CVC website.
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