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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
HCA Gift Cards now available
Buy a pass, get a 2015 HCA calendar
Book your campsite online
Annual Pass
Trails
Special Events
Valens Lake Conservation Area
'Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 20 from 5 to 9 PM. Celebrate an old fashioned Christmas this Saturday at Westfield Heritage Village. The village will be open for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Saturday December 20 from 5 to 9 PM. There will be so much for families to see and do, including a spectacular fireworks display at 6:30, a carol singalong with the talented pianist and vocalist Scott Whittington and a fantastic string quartet playing in an Edwardian parlour. Step back in time with lantern light, food samples, and a visit with Father Christmas. For more information, please call 519-621-8851

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HCA Gift Cards now available

Give the gift of nature this Christmas! HCA gift cards can be redeemed for Annual Membership Passes, day use admission, Wild Waterworks, camping, boat rentals and much more. The perfect gift for those people on your list that love the outdoors. Gift cards are redeemable at various Hamilton Conservation Authority locations including Christie Lake, Dundas Valley Trail Centre, Fifty Point, Valens Lake, Westfield Heritage Village, Wild Waterworks and the HCA Main Office in Ancaster.

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Buy a pass, get a 2015 HCA calendar

Buy your HCA Annual Membership pass online or by phone or in person at the Main Office in Ancaster and get a 2015 HCA calendar, free! Featuring pictures of your favourite conservation areas and event information, enjoy the beauty of nature, year-round. Makes a great Christmas present, especially when all new passes are on sale for the renewal price of $95 plus HST.  Call 905-525-2181 to purchase by phone or click here to buy online.

Book your campsite online

Reserve online for your all camping trip at Valens Lake, a 300-hectare paradise for outdoor lovers.   Camp year round in a pine and spruce forest at one of 225 campsites (125 with hydro/water).  More about Valens Lake.

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Annual Pass

HCA Membership Passes allows driver and all passengers to HCA conservation areas for one year from date of purchase. Enjoy Valens, Christie Lake, Dundas Valley, Fifty Point, Spencer Gorge and Webster's Falls, Eramosa Karst, Tiffany Falls and Westfield Heritage Village.  Give the key to the great outdoors this holiday season.  Gain unlimited access to all Hamilton Conservation Areas for a full year. Take advantage of some great rewards and enjoy all the benefits of being in the great outdoors.  

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Trails

Get outdoors and explore the many great trails the HCA has to offer. These pathways provide important links to natural areas, valley lands, the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario, and neighbouring municipalities. They also offer some of the best opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation - key components in the campaign to secure a healthy, sustainable community for future generations. Explore the East Mountain Trail Loop in East Hamilton, the extensive trail network of the Dundas Valley, the Chippawa Trail from Hamilton to Caledonia or take a boardwalk hike through a swamp on the Dofasco 2000 Trail.

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Special Events

From antique shows featuring over 300 dealers, to concerts in a lakeside setting, to family hikes and activities, HCA has a wide range of special events running throughout the year. Westfield Heritage Village offers several historical and holiday-themed events. Wild Waterworks has a busy summer of exciting activities and special events including beach parties, teen nights and more. Valens’ winter and summer fishing tournaments are a great chance to win some prizes and spend a day fishing, on the ice or open water. Whatever your interests are, we have an event for you!

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Valens Lake Conservation Area

Valens Lake Conservation Area is one of our busiest areas in the winter months. Valens Lake is open for winter camping, offering a unique camping experience for tenters or RVs. Enjoy the warmer winter weather while enjoying the peace and quiet of camping in the winter months.  Take a hike on a winter’s day and see some of the wildlife that makes Valens Lake their home. When conditions permit, you can explore the trails by cross-country skiis. 

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Hamilton Conservation Areas

Life is better outdoors. Whether you’re interested in camping, hiking, swimming, cross country skiing or just getting a little closer to nature, Hamilton Conservation Authority has it all.  Browse this section of our website to find information about our conservation areas as well as interesting attractions and places to visit. Next time you need a real break - in any season - why not drop by?