Park Advisories

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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 this popular and busy park.
  • You may book a reservation online for up to two weeks in advance. 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.
Last updated on Wednesday, July 24, 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 High School, 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, July 24, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Lake Conditions

 

  • Windy Conditions – RED Flag

Trail Status

  • Trails are wet due to recent rainfall. Proper footwear is recommended.

Activities

  • Shoreline fishing permitted from the southern shore; no fishing from the north shore, any bridges and the Crane Gathering Space.

Tales on The Trail

  • ‘Meet David Suzuki’ by Elizabeth MacLeod is currently on display.

Sales and Rentals

  • Watercraft Rentals are suspended temporarily due to poor lake conditions. Personal watercraft are still permitted.
  • Worms and minnows are available for purchase. Live bait from outside the Conservation Area is not permitted.
  • Fat Tire Bike rentals are available. Reservations can be made here.
  • Canoe and kayak rentals are available for the season. Reservations can be made here.
  • Stand-up paddleboard rentals are available for the season. Reservations can be made here.
  • Electric boats are no longer available this season due to high lake vegetation.
  • 2024 picnic reservations are available to book. Available dates range from May 4 – October 27. Reservations can be made here

Final Island Lake Bass Derby Results

Results as of Sunday July 14, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

Final Leaderboard: Adult

1st Place Bass:

  • Presley Johnston, 4.17 lbs, 49.5 cm, Score: 53.67

2nd Place Bass:

  • Erbin Mingala, 4.17 lbs, 48.6 cm, Score: 52.77

3rd Place Bass:

  • Allan Wells, 4.23 lbs, 48.1 cm, Score 52.33

4th Place Bass:

  • Shane Fernandez, 4.57 lbs, 47.6 cm, Score: 52.17

5th Place Bass:

  • Ian Griffith, 3.79 lbs, 48.1 cm, Score: 51.89

6th Place Bass:

  • Ron Colucci, 4.14 lbs, 47.3 cm, Score: 51.44

7th Place Bass:

  • Wataru Suzuki, 4.15 lbs, 47.1 cm, Score: 51.25

8th Place Bass:

  • Yuki Matsuoka, 3.92 lbs, 47 cm, Score: 50.92

9th Place Bass:

  • Kevin Bugeja, 3.63 lbs, 47.1 cm, Score: 50.73

10th Place Bass:

  • William Walker,  3.8 lbs, 46.9 cm, Score 50.7

 

1st Place Northern Pike:

  • Jason Cordona, 6.01 lbs, 81.7 cm, Score: 87.71

1st Place Black Crappie:

  • Ihor Skoryna,  0.4 lbs, 24.9 cm, Score: 25.3

1st Place Yellow Perch:

  • Ticket 6234, , 0.53 lbs, 27.2 cm, Score: 27.73

 

Saturday Final Leaderboard: Kids

1st Place Bass:

  • Vinny D., 1.75 lbs,  37.7 cm,  Score: 39.25

1st Place Northern Pike:

  • Sawyer T., 2.88 lbs, 62.8 cm, Score: 65.68

1st Place Yellow Perch:

  • Brandon A., 0.35 lbs, 23.1 cm, Score: 23.45

1st Place Black Crappie:

  • Vinny D., 0.46 lbs, 23.2 cm, Score: 23.66

1st Place Sunfish:

  • Oliver H., 0.38 lbs, 19.5 cm, Score 19.88

1st Place Rock Bass:

  • Hunter C., 0.26 lbs, 19.0 cm, Score: 19.26

 

Sunday Final Leaderboard: Kids

1st Place Bass:

  • Carlo A.,  1.1 lbs, 47.4 cm,  Score: 48.5

1st Place Northern Pike:

  • Kaden M., 1.68 lbs, 52.7 cm,  Score: 54.38

1st Place Yellow Perch:

  • Questiyion D., 0.3 lbs, 21.9 cm, Score: 22.2

1st Place Black Crappie:

  • Julian A., 0.01 lbs, 11.1 cm, Score: 11.11

1st Place Sunfish:

  • Hunter C., 0.56 lbs, 22.1 cm, Score: 22.66

1st Place Rock Bass:

  • Lachlan D., 0.23 lbs, 17.6 cm, Score: 17.83

 

Thank you to everyone who participated! If you were not onsite to collect your prize a CVC staff will contact you between July 17-19.

Last updated on Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Lake Conditions

  • Calm conditions. All watercraft permitted. Green 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, July 24, 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, July 24, 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 (Station 15 on the map) 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].

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Last updated on Wednesday, July 24, 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, July 23, 2024

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Trail Status

  • Trails are dry with some wet areas. Proper footwear is recommended.

Activities

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

Tales on the Trail

  • ‘Wildflower Beehives’ by Carolyn J. Morris is currently on display.
Last updated on Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Open during operating hours

Dogs off leash reminder

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