Visitor Alerts

This page was updated August 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.

All areas

NOTICE OF FILMING.  Starting August 23, HCA conservation areas may be used to record video footage in connection with their promotional and publicity campaign.

If you do not wish to be photographed or to be otherwise recorded, please leave the filming locations during our videotaping.

Further, by your presence there, you grant your permission for your likeness to be included therein without compensation, credit or other consideration. If you do not wish to be photographed, recorded, or appear under these conditions, you should leave the filming areas immediately.  Thank you for your cooperation.  This notice will be removed once filming is completed.

Dofasco Trail

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

Fifty Point

There will be a film shoot taking place at Fifty Point on August 13 from 8 AM to 1 PM.  The filming will take place on the beach and Lakeside Pavilion, which will be closed to the public until 1 PM.

Dundas Valley

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

Valens Lake

  1. The corn roast scheduled for Saturday August 30, has been cancelled.

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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