Visitor Alerts

This page was updated October 22, 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 Lake

One Thursday October 23, the east end of the park including the disc golf course will be closed at the T-intersection.  The west end of the park will still be available as well as all the trails on the south side of the lake. Sorry for any inconvenience.  

Dundas Valley

There will be filming taking place October 24.  Access to the main parking lot at the Trail Centre may be limited.  Access may also be limited to some trails around that location on that date.

Spencer Gorge

There will be firefighters practicing rescue techniques at the Spencer Gorge on Thursdays through the month of October.

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.

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.