Braden’s Hot Chocolate Festival brings thousands out to celebrate the Valley

With a little bit of sunshine and a whole lot of hot chocolate, thousands of visitors, donors and volunteers came out to celebrate Family Day at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre.


Everyone enjoyed the musical acts and gourmet cuisine from local food trucks. The event, now in its third year, drew an estimated 2,000 visitors and raised approximately $14,000 for the Foundation’s Dundas Valley Conservation Fund!

A few lucky visitors even got to dress up in our Foundation Wildlife photo booth where we had masks featuring the species that will benefit from the event’s proceeds. Between the red fox, eastern bluebird, raccoon, great horned owl and eastern cottontail, we had a busy (and extremely cute!) little booth! You can see the photos on our Facebook page at