Heart Lake Conservation Area

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Location

10818 Heart Lake Rd Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3 Get Directions

Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities Available
  • Swimming at Wild Wetland Splash and Pool
  • Picnic Sites Available
  • Boat Rentals
  • Pets Permitted on Leash
  • Washrooms

HEART LAKE OPERATING SEASON:

Enjoy outdoor fun with the beauty of nature as your backdrop at Heart Lake Conservation Area. From fishing in the lake or frolicking at our new pool and splash pad, to speeding above the water on one of our twin zip lines, Heart Lake offers all the best in outdoor entertainment.

ACTIVITIES

NEW FOR SPRING 2017: Fitness Trail

Tired of exercising in crowded gyms? Enjoy your workout in a natural setting instead! Our new fitness trail at Heart Lake Conservation Area, opening Spring 2017, features four outdoor fitness stations that offer:

  • Accessible Fitness Opportunities
  • Strength Training
  • Cardio Activities
  • Enhanced Stretching

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Swimming

Wild Wetland Splash and Pool offers clean and safe water fun for kids of all ages. It is open daily from June 23 to September 4, 2017 (weather permitting). Highlights:

  • 840 sq metre swimming pool (8 ft. deep)
  • 30 + wetland themed water features
  • 550 person capacity
  • State-of-the-art water conservation technology
  • Located in natural wilderness surroundings

Pool Hours: Weekdays 10 am – 6 pm and Weekends 10 am –  7 pm (weather permitting), June 23 – Sept 4, 2017 MORE INFORMATION & WATER SAFETY RULES Wild wetland splash at heart lake conservation area Wild wetland splash at heart lake conservation area


Treetop Trekking

Enjoy the beauty of Heart Lake Conservation Area from high in the forest canopy, at our new Zip Line and Aerial Game Park. The aerial park features eight courses, 10 zip lines and more than 75 aerial games, including log bridges, cable traverses, balance logs and Tarzan swings. Highlights include twin 1,000-foot zip lines crossing right over Heart Lake! Treetop Trekking age, height, weight restrictions and course rules apply.

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Fishing

The Learn to Fish program is a hands-on program that teaches new anglers how to fish in Ontario. This is a great opportunity to learn everything you need to know to have a safe and fun fishing experience. Over two hours you will learn about fishing in Ontario and you might even catch one yourself! The program will help you get started; whether you want to take up a new hobby or help your children or grandchildren catch their first fish, you can make new memories and enjoy nature. Equipment is provided, and the cost to participate in the program is free, however the fees to enter the conservation area apply. Sessions run rain or shine, however they are subject to cancellation. Maximum participation per session is 40 people. Recommended age for participation is 6 years+. Sessions will run Wednesday to Sunday all summer long, twice daily 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm beginning June 13th until September 1st. Each session we will accept up to 20 pre-registered spots, with the last 20 available for drop in. For more information and to pre-register your spot, please visit https://trca.ca/conservation/watershed-management/etobicoke-mimico-creek/learn-to-fish/ for the most up to date schedule for the program. If your preferred date and time slot shows as SOLD OUT then there are still some drop in spots available. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment in order to secure one of the drop in spots. If the date does not show up as an option then there is no program running at that time for the public.


Boat Rentals

Available: May & September: Weekends from 10am – 5pm June, July & August: 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm *Boat rental hours are subject to change due to inclement weather and/or special events.mother and daughter fishing at heart lake conservation area


Picnics

With 10 picnic sites located throughout the park, Heart Lake Conservation Area can easily accommodate groups, both large and small. Our friendly customer service representatives will help you determine the best site for your group, and will even set you up with caterers, tent rental and entertainment companies. For more information, visit www.picnics.ca.


Hiking

Heart Lake Conservation Area’s hiking trails offer some of the most panoramic vistas in southern Ontario. Let exploration captivate you. Tall ridges surround you as you enter the woodlands. Curved trails guide you up hills, through flowered meadows, and past a still kettle lake nestled deep in the forest’s heart. Wander past hidden marshes and along a wooden boardwalk, discovering more of the beauty of the forest with every step. DOWNLOAD HEART LAKE TRAIL GUIDE

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Medicine Wheel Garden

The concept of a medicine wheel garden at Heart Lake came as a vision from a male elder of the Anishnawbe Nation. Working together, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Peel Aboriginal Network, Heart Lake Community Action Area Group and the City of Brampton, created the Medicine Wheel Garden (Gitigaan Mashkiki) at Heart Lake Conservation Area, a space for healing, celebration and peace. The official opening was celebrated on May 20, 2010. Learn more about the Heart Lake Medicine Wheel Garden – including plant identification and maintenance (Opens a PDF document).


TreeCaching Trail

Watershed TreeCaching provides an opportunity for trail users to embark on a self guided tour of the landscape. With the aid of smart phone technology, participants will learn about the tree species they encounter while discovering the rich cultural and natural heritage of our watersheds. Learn more about Heart Lake Conservation Area’s TreeCaching Trail.


Cross Country Running

During the fall, Heart Lake Conservation Area plays host to a number of cross country races. The large shade trees offer runners the perfect conditions for training and competition. Our friendly staff has plenty of experience hosting cross country runs and will help make your next race a success.


Day Camps

During the summer months, Heart Lake Conservation Area plays host to numerous day camps and day cares. We offer an ideal location with many shaded areas, picnic shelters for lunch and snack times, open fields for sports and plenty of washrooms. Special permit pricing applies.


Private Functions

For more information, date availability or to book an appointment to visit the facilities, please call 416.667.6295 or picnics@trca.on.ca


Accessibility

  • Barrier free Splash Pad with accessible washroom facilities.

Pet Policy:

Pets are permitted at most Toronto and Region Conservation areas. However, to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we do insist that:

  • Pets are kept on a leash no longer than 2 metres at all times.
  • Owners clean up after their pets.
  • Pets are not permitted in the Aquatic or Visitor Centres.
  • A maximum of three pets per person/family.
  • Pets are never to be left unattended.

For more information, please read our Domestic Animals Policy. READ OUR PET POLICY.


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