Enjoy Christmas town, Winterlit and Winter Fun at Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg Conservation Area is one of eight Conservation Halton parks. It’s located in Campbellville, just north of Burlington, and features outdoor activities and attractions suitable for everyone from littles to seniors. A pay-one-price lets you enjoy a full day of fresh air, animals and best that nature has to offer.

having fun with cardboard cutouts on the farm

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How Much Is Admission To Mountsberg Conservation Area?

Reservations are not required, but you can book your visit online and save on gate fees. If you are not particulr on when you visit, why not check out a FREE Conservation Halton Family Pass from your local library.

Age GroupOnline PriceAt The Gate Price
Adult (15-64)$10.50+hst$12+hst
Senior (65 and over)$8.25+hst$9.75+hst
Child (5-14)$7.25+hst$8.75+hst
Child Under 5FreeFree
Prices as of 2024, special events pricing will differ.
bald eagle at the raptor centre

Mountsberg Attractions and Activities

No matter your age – stroller to seniors, everyone loves Mountsberg. The grounds are beautifully maintained and offer a variety of things to do. You can spend 3+ hours here, so pack a picnic and snacks.

Explore the Discovery Centre and learn about native animals and trees and how they coexist.

Wander the trails throughout the area and keep your eyes peeled for rabbits, horses, so many birds and reptiles.

Make time – lots of time – for the Mountsberg Raptor Centre because this is my favourite part. Beautiful birds of prey like the Barn Owl, hawks and a bald eagle are all waiting to meet you. Stay for a presentation or book a tour. Both are well worth it.

Grab your fishing pole and head to the Mountsberg reservoir. You may also see some frogs, ducks and turtles. They’re allowed to swim, but no swimming for the humans, please!

Visit the animals at the Barn. You may see sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens. During the warm months, you’ll see some gorgeous horses in their yard. They’re big beauties!

mountsberg conservation area wooden play equipment

Special Events at Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg Spooktacular

In October, everyone is invited to Mountsberg Spooktacular, a family-friendly Halloween event. Spooktacular includes a spooky walk, scavenger hunt, a haunted barn and more. But don’t worry, nothing too scary, so kids of all ages will love it. Click here to read all about Mountsberg Spooktacular.

Christmas Town at Mountsberg

Each year, Mountsberg Christmas town draws families from all throughout the region. Everyone loves this event because it is an enchanting encounter with Santa in his woodland retreat. Ticket are sold for this event and they sell hour fast – within hours! This year, Christmas Town runs from November 16 to December 23, available Tuesday through Sunday (excluding November 25/26).

The Christmas Town experience:

  • A guided excursion via woodland wagon ride to Christmas Town (please note: a tractor may be utilized in certain cases due to weather conditions or the well-being of the horses)
  • Exclusive family meeting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Tour Mrs. Claus’ kitchen where treats are baked
  • Scavenger hunt, crafts and keepsake ornament making
  • Decorating cookies and savoring hot chocolate
  • Explore Elf Academy, Toy Central and the Flight Academy
  • Additionally, guests can visit the Raptors (during daytime) and farm animals or play at the natural playground


The trails at Mountsberg are always beautiful in winter, but now they’re even more special! Winterlit offers a unique outdoor experience with holiday lights and illuminated art installations along the way. The Illuminated Sugarbush Trail is about 1 km long has soft overhead lighting for a lovely evening stroll. The WInterlit Trail is also 1 km, so you can easily do both in your single visit. Enjoy local musicians’ music as you explore Mountsberg in winter on Thursday to Sunday evenings.

On specific nights, join the winter wildlife excursion, Owl Prowl, Mountsberg’s Raptor Centre staff host guided Owl Prowls on select 2024 dates – January 6, 7, 13, 14, and February 3 and 4. These mysterious creatures are active this time of year. The program takes guests into the woods to listen for wild owls after meeting one of the resident Mountsberg owls up close. Passes for these walks are limited and can be added to your Winterlit ticket.

Winterlit runs evenings between December 29, 2023 and January 7, 2024 (January 2, 2024 excepted) and Friday through Sunday January 12 to February 19, 2024. 

Winterlit Pricing:  
Non-Members – $22/adult, $19/child or senior, child 4 and under free 
Members – $16.00/adult, $14/child or senior, child 4 and under free 
Add Ons: Paint a Heart: $5 and/or Owl Prowl: $10

Enchanted Evenings are December 31st (New Years Eve) and Saturday, February 10 (right before Valentines Day) and these nights have added magic to make your visit extra special. Visitors will enjoy bonus entertainment, like a magician and fire performers and can take part in candle making. Listen to live music and treat yourself to some delicious food.

Winterlit Enchanted Evenings Price:
Non-Members – $30/adult, $25/child or senior, child 4 and under free  
Members – $23/adult, $18/child or senior, child 4 and under free 
Add Ons: Paint a Heart: $5, Candle Making: $8, Owl Prowl: $10 

Maple Town at Mountsberg

Late winter is a “sweet” time of year when you visit Mountsberg Maple Town. Learn how maple syrup is made now, and how it was made long ago. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Mountsberg sugar bush and sample some hot syrup poured over fresh, clean snow. Mountsberg Maple Town is a special event and may require addition payment and booking in advance.

Related: Read about local Maple Syrup Festivals here

farm animals at mountsberg conservation area

Things to know before you go To Mountsberg Conservation Area

  • Wheelchair accessible with an elevator in the discovery centre
  • Stroller friendly with packed gravel trails
  • Gift shop on the main floor of the discovery centre with light snacks and souvenirs available for purchase
  • Washroom available with changing stations (outhouses available too)
  • Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park if you’d like to bring your own food
  • Reservations are recommended but not required. Pre-book your reservation online ahead of time to save on gate fees.
  • Mountsberg Conservation Area has an automated gate that will let you right in (no waiting)
  • Tons of parking (one vehicle permitted per reservation)
  • Dogs are permitted, however, they must be on a leash and are to be kept away from farm animal areas
  • Check the Conservation Halton website before you go to see which attractions are open
take a stroll to the mountsberg reservoir

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