Visitor Alerts

This page was updated March 5

Christie Lake

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) will be constructing a viewing platform at McCormick pond over the next couple of weeks (Starting February 9th, 2015).

The platform at McCormick Pond to help enhance and protect the woodland pond. The pond is a popular hiking area and HCA has become concerned about degradation of habitat surrounding the pond.

There are many amphibians and reptiles that utilize the pond for feeding and breeding purposes. The platform will help to provide a viewing opportunity of the pond as well as help to protect sensitive habitat and species that utilize it.

The construction crew will be onsite over the next couple of weeks.  Please use caution when utilizing the trail system in this area. There will be trucks well as construction equipment on the trail.

Please remember to keep dogs on a leash as all times.

HCA apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause.

If you have any questions regarding the habitat enhancement project please contact Lisa Jennings, Aquatic Ecologist at 905-525-2181 ext. 229 or by emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Dundas Valley

Please note the changes to the Dundas Valley Trail Centre Off Season Operating Hours.

These hours now in effect:

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM to 4 PM

Fifty Point

Camping season at Fifty Point Conservation Area will begin April 10, 2015.  Reservations will be accepted online and by phone for dates beginning on April 10.

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.