Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a truly exceptional park with a truly exceptional lake. In the deepest part of the lake 75 ft below the surface, sediment is deposited in annual layers and remains totally undisturbed. Scientists researching this sediment in the early 1970s discovered corn pollen dating from the 13th to 15th century. This led to the discovery of the archaeological footprints of a Wendat or Attawandaron village. Three longhouses from this village have been reconstructed on their original footprint to help educate the public about the area’s Indigenous history through programs, exhibits, gardens, and workshops developed with Indigenous partners of the park. Along with the teaching village Crawford Lake features trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing as well as a trail filled with larger-than-life wood carvings of species at risk and a boardwalk that winds around the lake.
Reservations are not required but are recommended. If you book online, you can reserve your spot and save money on gate fees. Click below to reserve now.
Crawford Lake is also an important site for global scientific research. Click here to learn more about these studies and how our rare meromictic lake may help scientists define a new proposed epoch: the Anthropocene.
Longhouse Village and Visitor Centre hours
6月 1-Labour Day Weekend, weekends & holidays
Please note that the park will be closed 9月 15-17, 2023
Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
No, reservations are not required to visit Conservation Halton Parks, however they are recommended. By booking in advance, you can guarantee your spot and save on gate fees. Reservations can be made at parkvisit.ca.