Located near an urban area, Bronte Creek Provincial Park provides a natural escape just a short drive from the city. Bronte Creek was carved out of the bedrock around 14,000 years ago, and became an important area for the local inhabitants. Archaeological sites show active use of the land and creek dating back over 7000 years! Over the last several centuries, the park land was used for farming and agriculture, firstly by the Mississauga First Nations and then by European settlers in the 1800s. Established in 1972, Bronte Creek Provincial Park helps preserve important natural and cultural features in the area. It is also a place with abundant recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Located in the day-use area of the park are activities such as swimming in the 1.8-acre pool located at the recreation complex and hiking along the five winding park trails. On these trails you pass magical spring wildflowers and catch a breathtaking glimpse of the valley floor. And finally, The Spruce Lane Farmhouse is a must-see. This turn of the century homestead depicts daily life from one hundred years ago.