Visitor Alerts

This page was updated July 28, 2014

General notices:

Visitors to all of our Conservation Areas, Confederation Park , Wild Waterworks and Westfield, should always remember not to leave valuables in their vehicles. HCA experiences very few break-ins to vehicles but we would like to remind all of our customers that break ins can occur while vehicles are left unattended.  Purses and articles that include identification, car keys and home keys should not be left in vehicles no matter where you park your vehicle.

Christie Lakel

Please be aware that Christie Lake Conservation Area will be closed to the public on August 23 for the Harvest Picnic concert.

Dofasco Trail

The boardwalk section of the Dofasco 2000 Trail is closed due to hazard trees.  Click here for more information and closure map.

Dundas Valley

The Homestead Trail is closed to all users for repairs until further notice.

Iroquoia Heights

Trail closures in Iroquoia Heights beginning May 26.  Please be aware the Chedoke Radial Trail and the Bruce Trail will be closed in Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area beginning on May 26th due to rock scaling activities by the Ministry of Transportation on the rock face in the 403 corridor. Trail re-route signage will be placed in the area while the works are underway.  This work will continue until Mid-August.

Webster's Falls

  1. The stairway at Webster's Falls is now closed to the public. Click here for more information on the master plan for the area.
  2. Please note, no barbeques, fires or sound equipment is permitted at Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls.

Parking and Use Restrictions – Spencer Gorge/ Webster’s Falls Conservation Area

On weekends and holidays parking will be restricted at the Webster’s Falls parking lot. Overflow traffic will be directed to the Tews Falls area and other parking areas.

Traffic on weekends can traditionally bring large crowds to Webster’s Falls and the volume of traffic can exceed the capacity of neighbouring roads and the parking lots at Webster’s Falls. Please observe “Parking Lot Full” signs.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the nearby Christie Lake or the Dundas Valley Conservation Areas for family picnics and hiking. These areas have far greater capacity and both have modern conveniences and washrooms.

Fencing has been placed to direct visitors from gaining access to the tops of the waterfalls. All visitors are asked to stay away from the escarpment brow, the tops of waterfalls and refrain from entering the water.

HCA Beaches

  • Christie Lake Beach:
  • Confederation Park Beach:
  • Fifty Point Beach:
  • Valens Lake Beach:
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