Bronte Creek

Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts

Bronte Creek

Oakville, Ontario L6M, Canada

Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park


You are looking at one of the reasons why this park was established. Pioneering a new concept in planning and programming, the development of Bronte Creek Provincial Park was unique and innovative. The establishment of the park in 1975 was intended to serve the needs of visitors from the rapidly urbanizing area of Southern Ontario. The park centers around a deep and winding ravine. The dense vegetation supports many kinds of wildlife. The management and protection of the natural environment was and still is of high priority and therefore all visitor activities and services are tailored to this concept.

Little Known Fact:The natural resources and beauty of the ravine is as cherished today as it was thousands of years ago. At least 17 archeological sites have been located. These sites show that archaic people inhabited this area some 8000 years ago. Long before agriculture and the invention of the bow and arrow, these people lived off the land hunting, fishing, and moving around the park area and beyond. The creek, its watershed, and the geographic setting have greatly influenced human activity. The creek has been and continues to be valued for its wealth of natural resources. Fishing, sawmills, flourmills, woolen factories have all occupied the area and used its resources to flourish. The forests have been logged and the sand loam banks have been used for fruit farming.

While sometime referred to on maps as 12 mile Creek (British designation) as it was 12 miles from government house which was located on a sandbar in Burlington Bay. The surveyor Augustus Jones recorded the Mississauga term was Esquisink which translates as "last out creek".

This point of interest is part of the tour: Bronte Creek Provincial Park - little known facts


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