snowy trail surrounded by bare brown trees and twigs
snowy trail surrounded by bare brown trees and twigs

02.01.2021

STATEMENT REGARDING ICE CONDITIONS & ICE SAFETY

The NPCA would like to remind conservation area visitors that activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching, dog-walking (on leash) are all safe and permitted winter activities.

However, NPCA properties and trails are not maintained for winter uses and visitors should come prepared for winter weather and terrain.

Please note that staff do not monitor ice conditions on waterways at passive parks, therefore it is strongly recommended that visitors be safe and stay off all ice and seemingly frozen waterways. Watercourses and even ponds pose safety hazards in the winter, and NPCA passive conservation areas are not open or safe for winter recreation activities on ice.

Ice Fishing at Binbrook:

The ice fishing program is now available at Binbrook Conservation Area, on the tested and designated area of Lake Niapenco. This activity is permitted only when ice conditions allow (minimum of six inches) and during regular operating hours (Daily, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. It is recommended that visitors call ahead at 905-692-3228 with any questions about ice conditions and ice fishing at Binbrook.

ATV’s and snowmobiles are not permitted on Lake Niapenco. Due to provincial public health restrictions, group gatherings and team sports are not permitted at this time.