Sun. Feb 25th, 2024
barn, coyote, program leader and children

Expect some serious howling this December 31st – howling is back for another year!

This Bronte Creek Provincial Park tradition is a favorite of park staff, combining winter fun, night hikes, howling and enthusiastic families.

The end of the year howls

The Coyote Howl program is held in the park’s day-use area on Burloak Drive, just north of QEW. Park staff guide visitors along the edge of the forest at night, a time of day when most of us wouldn’t normally go into the forest.

coyotePhoto: Peter Granka

During the Public Coyote Howl, the park naturalist will even teach you how to howl like a coyote! Guests learn about the life and habits of the misunderstood coyote. Visitors leave the program with a new appreciation for urban nature and a sense of wonder that will carry them into the new year.

Then everyone is invited to gather around the bonfire to ring in the new year with Countdown for Kids.

Specific hike times will vary, so contact the park closer to the event date. This is an outdoor hike, so make sure you are dressed for the weather.

There is no additional charge to participate in the New Year’s Eve program. Please note that this is an alcohol-free event.

Bronte Creek Barn in Winter

The farm and children’s playground are open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm all winter long!

Visit the Bronte Creek events page for more information!

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