Park Advisories

Stay up-to-date with the Latest Park Advisories

We provide regular updates about park conditions. Review this page before your visit for the latest updates. For more information, review our visitor rules.

Park
Status

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Park Status

  • Advanced reservations are available at Belfountain Conservation Area, allowing you to choose the best time to visit before you head to the park. A reservation holds your space at these popular and busy parks.
  • You may book a reservation for up to two weeks in advance online. You will be required to login or create your Credit Valley Parks account to complete the booking.
  • Same day reservations are not available. First come first served parking and admission is available at the park every day when capacity allows, once it opens. Check back here for updated capacity.
  • Online Reservations for Belfountain

Park Hours Change

  • Belfountain is now open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day of the week. Last entry is at 6:40 p.m.

Facilities

  • The fountain will be shut down morning of Wednesday, May 22 for Maintenance.

 

Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Open during operating hours

Trail Status

  • While construction of the linear works for the Erin Wastewater System Project and restoration is ongoing, the trail will be closed to the public. Sections of the trail are now closed for approximately 22 months lasting until June 2025. The CVC-owned portion of the ECT between 6th Line and Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh and the portion between 10th Line, Erin Village to Cataract Road, Town of Caledon will remain open during construction. For more information on project timelines and construction updates, visit the Town of Erin’s Wastewater System Project webpage at erinwastewater.ca.
  • Upgrades to existing Town of Erin stormwater infrastructure on the Elora Cataract Trailway will be underway shortly. Sections of the trail between the western limit of the Erin Glen Subdivision and 10th Line will be closed for approximately 5 months from May 27th to October, 2024. In addition, the parking lot located at 235 Daniel Street, Erin will be closed to vehicular parking during this time. The portion of the ECT between Main Street and Erin District Highschool, and the trailway East of 10th Line will remain open during construction. For inquiries about this project, please contact the following: Town of Erin at [email protected] Francesco Perri, Project Supervisor at [email protected] or Luis Correia, Senior Director at [email protected]
Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Park Hours Change

  • Island Lake is now open from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lake Conditions

  • High winds, personal watercraft only. Red Flag. 

Park Notice

  • On Saturday May 25, 2024 Island Lake is hosting the Storm Race. Visitor parking will be limited and watercraft rentals will not be available.

Facilities

  • The boat launch is open for the season.
  • The watercraft storage area is open for the season.
  • The park store is open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Activities

  • Personal watercraft are permitted on the lake.
  • Shoreline fishing permitted from the southern shore; no fishing from any bridges.
  • Hiking is available.

Sales and Rentals

  • Worms and Minnows are available for purchase. Live bait from outside the Conservation Area is not permitted.
  • Fat Tire Bike rentals are available. Reservation can be made here.
  • Watercraft rentals are available. Reservations can be made here.
  • 2024 picnic reservations are available to book. Available dates range from May 4 – October 27. Reservations can be made here

Special Events

  • The 14th Annual Island Lake Bass Derby is happening on July 13 and 14 from 7:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Seniors Day at Island Lake CA is happening on June 5 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • All information can be found on our events calendar: https://cvc.ca/events/

Trail Status

  • Trails are wet, and muddy in some areas. Proper footwear is recommended.

Parking

  • The Home Hardware parking lot is closed indefinitely for trail users. Vehicles will be towed.

Tales on The Trail

  • Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid is currently on display.
Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Facilities

  • Flushable washrooms are open.

Park Hours Change

  • Ken Whillans is now open from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day of the week.

Lake Conditions

  • Severe weather, no watercraft permitted. Red Flag.

Sales and Rentals

  • Watercraft rentals are available. Reservations can be made here.
  • Worms are available for purchase at Park Store. Live bait from outside the Conservation Area is not permitted.
Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Open during operating hours

Park Status

  • Please consider visiting on weekdays or early mornings/late afternoons on weekends and holidays. 
  • Please stay off the arch at the mill ruins; the infrastructure is not suitable or safe for people to stand on.
Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Open during operating hours

Trail Status

  • Region of Peel construction work on the new pump station at the Silver Birch entrance is currently underway. The trail access from Silver Birch is closed to the public. Please use an alternate access to the conservation area. For inquiries about this project, please contact the Region of Peel at [email protected].

See Frequently Asked Questions About Rattray Marsh

Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Open during operating hours

Parking may not be available during peak visitation. Avoid visiting on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Park Hours Change

  • Terra Cotta is now open from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day of the week.

Trail Status

  • Trails are mix of dry, wet, and muddy conditions in some areas. Proper footwear is recommended.

Activities

  • 2024 picnic reservations are now available to book.  Available dates range from May 4 – October 27, 2024. Reservations can be made here.

Tales on the Trail

  • Power Poems for Small Humans is currently on display.
Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Open during operating hours

Dogs off leash reminder

  • Keep all dogs on leash while visiting.
Last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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