Recreational Activities Available
Binbrook is home to the Lake Niapenco reservoir, the largest inland lake in the Niagara Watershed.
Well known as a “hot spot” for fishing, Binbrook Conservation Area also plays host to annual fishing derbies. Other facilities that can be found at Binbrook include a swimming beach, children’s spray pad, picnic facilities, nature trails, observation platforms and a play area. It resembles cottage country, and the impressive part is, it’s close to home!
Bring or rent a rowboat, paddle boat or canoe and experience scenic Binbrook from the water. Canoe along the tranquil shores of one of the few inland lakes located within the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s watershed.
Binbrook Conservation Area is officially closed to the public as of Tuesday October 10th. It will remain closed until January if/when conditions allow for ice fishing. At this point, Binbrook Conservation Area is only open for waterfowl hunting (on a reservation basis) every Monday and Saturday – the last scheduled hunting date will be Saturday December 9th.
Fishing At Binbrook
Fish in Lake Niapenco for northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white and black crappie, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, rock bass, brown bullhead, and carp. This area features a boat launch and a wheelchair user accessible fishing pier. Many fishing derbies are held each year including our Annual Ice Fishing Derby and Annual Spring Fishing Derby.
A catch and release policy are presently in effect for walleye (pickerel), northern pike, and bass. This system will help develop a sustainable fish population in the reservoir.
Please note the following:
- If you are fishing in the lake, you should be aware of new sports fish consumption guidelines
- Electric motors only
A controlled waterfowl hunt starts at the end of September and runs on Mondays and Saturdays until the second week in December, from 5 AM to 1 PM. Ten hunting blinds are available (lottery draw for first two weeks of the season). Contact Binbrook Conservation Area or the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority for details.
Boarder Pass Wakeboarding
We are proud to introduce our new Boarder Pass Wakeboarding attraction to our Binbrook Conservation Area. Boarder Pass Canada is a two-tower cable wakeboarding system that provides you with the ultimate wakeboarding experience. There is fun for everyone from the young to the young at heart for both beginners to experienced levels. Don’t miss out! Be a part of the excitement and get out and enjoy this fun and unique aqua attraction! For more information, please visit Boarder Pass Canada website at http://www.boarderpasscanada.com/ or call Binbrook Conservation Area at 905-692-3228 for more details.
Burlington Beach Rentals
Burlington Beach Rentals at Binbrook Conservation areas offers visitors with more options to get active in watersports. Based on availability, Burlington Beach Rentals will be offering stand-up paddle boarding, kayaks, canoes, kayak turbo tubes, custom beach spots, yoga, and much more. For details on what Burling Beach Rentals has to offer, visit their website.
New 2017 Splash Pad
We are pleased to announce that through Binbrook Conservation Area will be host to a new splash pad in summer of 2017. Join us on Canada Day, 2017, as we unveil the newest addition to the already spectacular recreation facilities at Binbrook.
With support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program/Avec l’appui du Programme d’infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.
In Season: Sat - Sun (and holidays) : 7am - 6pm Mon - Fri : 8am - 6pm
Beach is currently unsafe to swim
For more information about beach closures go to https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/parks-trails-and-beaches/beach-water-quality-in-hamilton
Visit the Hunters & Anglers page for details and restrictions
Binbrook is a dog-friendly park. However, dogs must be on-leash at all times.
Binbrook Ice Condition
Ice Fishing is closed as of Jan. 17, 8 am due to poor ice conditions.
Please call for latest information.