Binbrook

Notice

LAKE NIAPENCO REMAINS CLOSED FOR ICE FISHING AS THIS WINTER ACTIVITY IS DEPENDENT ON SAFE ICE MEASUREMENT. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES IF/WHEN ICE FISHING BECOMES AVAILABLE ON THE RESERVOIR FOR THE 2024 WINTER SEASON.

905-692-3228

Open daily 8a.m. - 8p.m.
5050 Harrison Road Binbrook, Ontario L0R 1C0

binbrook@npca.ca

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Fees

PRICES INCLUDE HST - $
Vehicle and Driver - $14.50
Vehicle and Senior/Student Driver - $11.00
Additional Passenger - Adult - $5.00
Additional Passenger - Senior/Student - $4.00
Max Car - $29.75
Bus (Over 20) - $161.00
Shoulder Season Admission (Fall-Winter) - $9.00
Auto Gate Peak Season - $14.50
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Geocaching
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Birding
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Volleyball
Playground
Hunting
Winter
Splashpad
Ziplining
Wakeboarding
Paddleboarding
Washroom

Winter Weather Notice

All NPCA conservation areas remain open daily from sunrise to sunset for passive recreation such as hiking and birdwatching. However, note that trails are natural and not maintained for winter recreation. Parking lot and sidewalks will be maintained on a ‘as-required’ basis. 

Conservation area visitors are reminded to take precaution and prepare appropriately for the weather and trail conditions, especially when inclement weather and conditions may arise. In the event of inclement weather, NPCA conservation areas remain open, but activities and services may be limited and facilities such as the Centre for Conservation at Ball’s Falls may be closed.

Please be mindful of NPCA staff who work hard to ensure primary parking areas are cleared and plowed when visiting. Please check NPCA conservation area pages on Facebook for closure postings, as these are updated regularly.


 

Facilities that can be found at Binbrook include a swimming beach, children’s splash 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.

Charcoal BBQs are permitted. Please ensure hot coals are deposited in the appropriate marked receptable in the day-use area.

Please note that Binbrook Conservation Area is not open for stargazing opportunities, which occur outside of regular hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

 

NPCA Waterfowl Hunting Program Policies

Hunting is permitted at various NPCA Conservation Areas to help manage local wildlife populations and provides recreational opportunities for hunters. While species will differ at each park, our properties offer prime habitat for turkey, white tailed deer, waterfowl, and other small game. 

Apply for your permit today. All NPCA, as well as provincial and federal rules and regulations apply.

 

RESERVE A PICNIC PAVILION

Please be advised that Binbrook Conservation Area falls within City of Hamilton municipal boundaries, and within the NPCA watershed. As an NPCA conservation area, Hamilton Conservation Authority membership passes are not valid for admission to Binbrook CA. To access conservation areas within Hamilton Conservation Authority watershed, you can obtain your HCA membership here:
https://conservationhamilton.ca/hca-membership-pass/.


 

PROGRAMS & AMENITIES

INFORMATION EN FRANCAIS

Les installations de Binbrook comprennent une plage de baignade, une aire de jeux pour enfants, des installations de pique-nique, des sentiers naturels, des plates-formes d'observation et une aire de jeux. Le site ressemble à une région de chalets, et le plus impressionnant, c'est qu'il se trouve sur le pas de votre porte !

Apportez ou louez une barque, un pédalo ou un canoë et découvrez le paysage de Binbrook depuis l'eau. Faites du canoë sur les rives tranquilles de l'un des rares lacs intérieurs du bassin hydrographique de l'Office de protection de la nature de la péninsule du Niagara.

Les barbecues au charbon de bois sont autorisés. Veuillez vous assurer que le charbon de bois est déposé dans les conteneurs marqués dans l'aire d'utilisation diurne.

Politiques du programme de chasse au gibier d'eau de l'OPNN

La chasse est autorisée dans diverses zones de conservation de l'OPNP afin d'aider à gérer les populations locales d'animaux sauvages et d'offrir des possibilités de loisirs aux chasseurs. Bien que les espèces diffèrent d'un parc à l'autre, nos propriétés offrent un habitat de choix pour la dinde, le cerf de Virginie, le gibier d'eau et d'autres petits gibiers. 

Demandez votre permis dès aujourd'hui. Tous les règlements de la NPCA, des provinces et du gouvernement fédéral s'appliquent.

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ICE FISHING ON LAKE NIAPENCO

Current Status: Reservoir closed due to unsafe ice conditions. 

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Off-season rate applies, $9.

Ice fishing is an exciting winter recreational activity that is offered on Lake Niapenco at Binbrook Conservation Area. This seasonal activity is weather dependent and requires a minimum measurement of ice to meet safety standards before the Lake Niapenco reservoir becomes available to the public. The area of Lake Niapenco that is designated for this activity is measured on a regular basis and updates will be made daily.

Visitors are encouraged to practice catch and release fishing.

  • Fish consumption advisories are in place based on the levels of contaminants in fish at this location.
  • The fish in Lake Niapenco contain chemicals called Per/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and mercury, which are a risk to human health if consumed.
  • Please review the Guide to Eating Ontario Fish to find out how to reduce your risk of consuming chemicals by knowing which fish to avoid eating.
  • For specific fish consumption information, visit the Province of Ontario’s “Fish consumption advisory” for Lake Niapenco (Binbrook Reservoir).

FISHING AT BINBROOK CONSERVATION AREA

Visitors are encouraged to practice catch and release fishing.

  • Fish consumption advisories are in place based on the levels of contaminants in fish at this location.
  • The fish in Lake Niapenco contain chemicals called Per/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and mercury, which are a risk to human health if consumed.
  • Please review the Guide to Eating Ontario Fish to find out how to reduce your risk of consuming chemicals by knowing which fish to avoid eating.
  • For specific fish consumption information, visit the Province of Ontario’s “Fish consumption advisory” for Lake Niapenco (Binbrook Reservoir).

 

 

BUY YOUR NATUREPLUS PASS (ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP)

The NaturePlus Pass provides unlimited access to Conservation Areas across the Niagara Peninsula watershed.

It offers fantastic value to outdoor and nature enthusiasts who step into nature regularly at NPCA conservation areas with entry for one vehicle and its occupants to parks where fees apply. Those who visit on a regular basis and purchase this pass have found that after a few visits, the pass will have paid for itself.

When you purchase a pass, you help ensure the conservation areas receive the necessary resources for proper management, guaranteeing that these natural gems are enjoyed responsibly and protected for the benefit of current and future generations.

BUY NOW.

Please be advised that Binbrook Conservation Area falls within City of Hamilton municipal boundaries, and within the NPCA watershed. As an NPCA conservation area, Hamilton Conservation Authority membership passes are not valid for admission to Binbrook CA. To access conservation areas within Hamilton Conservation Authority watershed, you can obtain your HCA membership here: https://conservationhamilton.ca/hca-membership-pass/.

BOARDER PASS CANADA WAKEBOARDING

Boarder Pass Canada Wakeboarding

The exciting Wakeboarding attraction by Boarder Pass Canada is a two-tower cable wakeboarding system that provides guests with the ultimate wakeboarding experience. Visitors can be part of the excitement and enjoy this unique aquatic attraction open to all ages and levels, from the young to the young at heart.

FUNSPLASH SPORTS PARK

FunSplash Sports Park

FunSplash offers a new experience and a new challenge for all guests over 6 years of age. Players can physically and mentally challenge themselves in a friendly and safe outdoor environment. The FunSplash is the ultimate playground, encouraging teamwork and problem solving while promoting overall health and wellness.

TREETOP TREKKING ADVENTURE PARK

Treetop Trekking

The park features a five-course, 80-element Zip Line & Aerial Game Park, where guests aged nine years and up can climb from tree to tree in the forest canopy on a series of bridges, walkways, and zip lines. Younger kids aged five and up will be able to explore two Discovery Courses, which are similar to the Aerial Game Courses but designed for younger explorers.

The final activity, which has no age requirement, is called Treewalk Village. This activity area includes a network of ten colourful tree houses connected by enclosed walkways and bridges and other forest activities for the youngest kids.

BINBROOK WAVE RENTALS

Binbrook Wave Rentals 

Join us for a great way for friends & family to spend a beautiful summer day! Experienced & Beginners welcome. A guide will be along for the ride to ensure everyone is safe & comfortable. Paddleboards, pedalboats, kayak and canoe rentals are available. 

Please check their website or follow on social media @binbrookwaverentals for all information. The BWR building will also have pop, water, gatorade, freezes, sunscreen, and more. Call 289-684-3499 to book!

BEACH CONDITIONS & WATER QUALITY

Natural bodies of water are great places to play, swim and cool off on a hot sunny day. However, swimming in these areas is not risk-free. There is always a level of risk when swimming in a natural water body, whether it's on the shores of Lake Erie, jumping off a dock at a cottage or going to an NPCA beach.

Natural water bodies, such as rivers and reservoirs, are exposed to contamination from various sources. The conditions and quality of the water can change quickly due to a number of environmental factors. These factors can influence the level of bacteria in the water to the point where it increases the risk of getting sick.

Visit City of Hamilton Public Health website for updated water quality testsing.

STARGAZING AT BINBROOK CA

Please note that Binbrook Conservation Area is open for day-use recreation only, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, from May 1 to Thanksgiving Monday. Operating hours outside of the main operating season are from sunrise to sunset.

While Binbrook Conservation Area is often promoted by external sources as a stargazing site, after-hours and overnight activities are not permitted and such use is considered trespassing. After-hours access is granted to organized groups by Special Permit Only. Inquiries and requests can be submitted to apowell@npca.ca.

We encourage stargazers and enthusiasts to research other permitted stargazing sites in your area and connect with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Club or the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for more information related to stargazing.

VISITOR INFORMATION

  • Admission fees apply. Limited day use capacity daily. Please call or visit social media in advance for updates or closures.
  • Washrooms are available.Please deposit all waste in the appropriate, marked receptacles. Littering is prohibited.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Fish consumption advisories are in place based on the levels of contaminants in fish at this location. The fish in Lake Niapenco contain chemicals called Per/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and mercury, which are a risk to human health if consumed. Please read the Guide to Eating Ontario Fish to find out how to reduce the risk of consuming chemicals by knowing which fish to avoid eating.
  • The Provincial fishing regulations (Zone 16) apply at all NPCA conservation areas. For more information about regulations, please visit:
  • https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary/fisheries-management-zone-16 Non-motorized watercraft (including electric trolling motors) are permitted. Visitors are asked to consider catch and release fishing.
  • Please call ahead for more information and follow us on social for regular updates.
  • Group Picnic Area reservations and rentals are no longer available at Binbrook CA. 
  • Please be advised that the beachfront at Binbrook is not actively monitored by lifeguards.

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