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

Closed

Scheduled to re-open April 27, 2024

  • This park is closed and scheduled to reopen April 27, 2024. Reservations are now available. No access is permitted at this time.
  • 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
Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 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 April 22nd to September 20, 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] Perri, Project Supervisor at [email protected] Correia, Senior Director at [email protected]
Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Parking

  • Parking Lot P2 is closed temporarily due to the wet conditions.

Lake Conditions

  • High winds, personal watercraft only. Red flag.

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Personal watercraft are permitted on the lake.
  • Watercraft rentals are anticipated to begin April 26th as temperatures allow.
  • Shoreline fishing is available.
  • Hiking is available.

Sales and Rentals

  • Worms are available for purchase. Worms from outside the Conservation Area are not permitted.
  • Minnows are available for purchase. Minnows from outside the Conservation Area are not permitted.
  • Fat Tire Bike rentals are available.
  • Watercraft rentals are not available at this time. Please check back weekly for updates.
  • 2024 picnic reservations are now available to book. Available dates range from May 4 – October 27. Reservations can be made here

Special Events

  • 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/
  • The 14th Annual Island Lake Bass Derby is happening on July 13 and 14 from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

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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

  • Power Poems for Small Humans is currently on display.
Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Closed

Closed for the Season

  • Caledon Trailway parking remains open for trailway use only.
  • Ken Whillans Resource Management Area is closed for the season and will re-open on April 27th; no access is permitted at this time.
Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 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 Tuesday, April 23, 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 Tuesday, April 23, 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 Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Park Hours Change

  • Terra Cotta Conservation Area is now open from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily.

Sales and Rentals

  • Please note that admission tickets are available online or over the phone only from Monday to Friday. Please purchase your tickets in advance here or call us at 1-800-367-0890 to make your purchase. Admission tickets will be available in-person on Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays. Credit Valley Parks passholders are not required to purchase a ticket.

Trail Status

  • Trails are wet, and muddy 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.

Trail Closure from January 5th to May 1st, 2024

Bruce Trail Users

Access to the Bruce Trail is closed at the west entry at 10th Line of Terra Cotta Conservation Area where the main trail meets the Terra Cotta Side Trail to the East and the Credit Valley Footpath to the West. There are no reroutes for this section of the trail, you will need to turn back. Terra Cotta Conservation Area will not be accessible at the 10th Line entrance. The closure is expected to take place from January 5th to May 1st, 2024 to accommodate the construction of a new bridge at this site.

Terra Cotta CA Visitors

The Graydon Trail between stations 20 and 21 is closed from January 5th to May 1st, 2024 to accommodate the construction of a new bridge at this site. There are no reroutes for this section of the trail, you will need to turn back. Terra Cotta Conservation Area will not be accessible at the 10th Line entrance.

Map of Trail Closure Area

Tales on the Trail

  • Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid is currently on display.

Facilities

  • The Bruce Trail Rest Site is closed from January 2nd-May 1st due to a trail closure.
Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Open during operating hours

Dogs off leash reminder

  • Keep all dogs on leash while visiting.
Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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