The newest park within the Conservation Halton Parks is formerly known as Kelso Quarry, and temporarily known as Area 8. From the late-1950s to the mid-1990s, the area provided limestone as one of the largest aggregate producers in Canada. Today, the former quarry has been transformed into a beautiful natural area, nestled into the escarpment, with trails that run along the outside. Already, wildlife has begun to return to the area, with species like Widow Skimmer Dragonfly, Gray Tree Frog, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Greater Yellowlegs making use of the restored habitat.
Area 8 will be open to the public on weekends from 10AM-4PM starting June 18! Reservations are required.
Weekends Only, 10am – 4pm, starting June 18
5437 Steeles Ave W
Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
Yes, reservations are required to visit Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo, Kelso (Main and Summit) and Area 8. (Reservations are not required to visit Robert Edmondson.) Reservations can be made at parkvisit.ca
Is swimming allowed at Area 8?
No, swimming is not currently allowed at Area 8. Click here for more information.
Is fishing allowed in the lake at Area 8?
No, fishing is not allowed in the lake.
Is boating allowed in the reservoir at Area 8?
Boating is not currently allowed at Area 8 other than for special events but we plan to offer this service in the future.