Frequent Asked Questions
Schedule, Fees & Location
Winterlit runs from December 26th, 2020 until February 20th, 2021, Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are 1.5 hours in length. The first reservation is available at 6:00pm and the last entry is at 8:30pm.
Non-member: $13 +HST/Child (age 5-14) or Senior; $17 +HST/Adult; Children 4 and under free
Member: $11 +HST/Child (age 5-14) or Senior; $15 +HST/ Adult; Children 4 and under free
Winterlit Enchanted Evenings
(December 31, February 11-13, February 18-20)
Non-member: $21 +HST/Child (age 5-14) or Senior; $25 +HST/Adult; Children 4 and under free
Member: $18 +HST/Child (age 5-14) or Senior; $22 +HST/ Adult; Children 4 and under free
Winterlit takes place at Mountsberg Conservation Area.
2259 Milburough Line
Reservation Questions, Changes, & Cancellation
How do I make a reservation/get tickets?
Click here and then simply reserve your visit, just as you would reserve your hike time for any of our parks. You will receive a record of your reservation via email, please bring this email with you for check-in. We will also be able to retrieve your reservation via your license plate number.
Can I change my booking date or time?
No, Winterlit is a rain/snow or "shine" event.
Can I book multiple vehicles/families under the same reservation?
No, please book only one vehicle/household per reservation. License plate numbers are used to grant access to the park. We encourage all guests to help prevent the spread of Covid19 by staying within their households when visiting the parks.
Can I add extra people?
If space is available during your selected time slot you will be able to edit your own reservation and add additional guests. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we do not have the flexibility to add any additional spaces beyond those already offered. People who arrive without a reserved spot will not be able to access the program.
Are dogs allowed at Winterlit?
Yes, dogs are allowed to attend Winterlit! As always at our parks, they must be kept on a leash.
How long is the Winterlit Trail?
There are 2km of illuminated trails at Winterlit.
Do I need to bring a receipt with me to Winterlit?
Yes, please bring your reservation email with you on your phone. There is no need to bring a printed copy. Your reservation will be validated at check-in.
Do I have to arrive at the start of my reservation time?
Your reservation start time will be stated on your e-ticket. It is important to arrive on time for your reservation to ensure that we stay within COVID-19 guidelines. Please allow sufficient travel time for any unforeseen traffic, weather conditions, etc.
Can I just show up without a reservation?
No, as with all our parks, reservations are required to ensure we can provide a safe experience for all our guests.
Will Conservation Halton ever cancel Winterlit?
Sometimes cancellations occur due to extreme weather and in 2021/2022 we may experience closures due to changes in COVID-19 protocols. We will email guests as soon as possible if they will be impacted by a closure. We will also keep our social media platforms updated. Follow Conservation Halton on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Logistics—parking, check-in, start times & clothing
Parking is included in your reservation fee. Parking is located in the main parking lot outside of the Discovery Centre. Please check in with a Visitor Services Representative inside the Gift Shop of the Discovery Centre upon arrival.
Check-in & start times
Please arrive at the start of your reservation time to avoid disappointment or overcrowding.
Please dress appropriately for the weather, Winterlit is entirely outdoors. Warm, sturdy footwear is strongly recommended.
Strollers & Wheelchairs
Both the Illuminated Sugar Bush Trail (1km) and Winterlit Trail (600m) are wide and hard packed. Both trails are unpaved with some uneven sections and slight incline/declines. Access to the Illuminated Sugar Bush Trail takes guests across a train crossing that has some uneven sections. Although the trails will be plowed, fresh snow or ice impacts trail conditions and may make travel difficult for strollers or people with mobility challenges. Please contact us for more information about accessibility - we are happy to help – email@example.com.
Indoor washrooms including an accessible/family washroom are currently available in the Discovery Centre. Washrooms, including wheelchair-accessible stalls and change tables are also available in the Sugar Bush. Some locations may have lips at doorways that require assistance.
Individuals with Special Needs
We want all our patrons to experience the magic of winter at night! If you or a group member requires accommodation to be able to participate please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options available.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
To protect staff and public, staff will be required to wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors.
Face coverings will also be required by all guests both indoors and outdoors when you cannot socially distance. Children age 2 and under and those with medical exemptions excepted.
For the protection of all guests and employees, we ask all visitors to maintain a 2-meter distance (6 feet) at all times and in all areas of Winterlit. Reservation numbers are being controlled and two trails to allow for distancing. With this in mind, we kindly ask all guests to arrive dressed for the weather and ready to spend their entire visit outdoors.
To keep our guests safe, all employees and guests will be required to undergo health screenings prior to attending Winterlit. Guests will be sent a link to the health screening questionnaire in their reminder email. Please complete this screening prior to your visit and contact us for rebooking if you or one of your group are not well enough to attend.
Cleaning and Sanitation
Increased cleaning and sanitation are being performed in all areas of operation, especially high touch point areas.