Hamilton Conservation Authority

From the shores of Lake Ontario to the spectacular Niagara Escarpment and beyond, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) invites you to escape city life and reconnect with the great outdoors! Explore over 11,000 acres of forests, lakes, ponds and meadows with your friends and family, including; Dundas Valley, Valens Lake, Fifty Point, Confederation Beach Park, Christie Lake, Westfield Heritage Village & more! What are you waiting for – life is better in the outdoors!

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Upcoming Events

  • Labour Day Weekend Camping

    Friday, August 31, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018
    All Day
    Don't spend the final weekend of the summer indoors! Pack your tent and spend it under the stars! Reserve your campsite to avoid missing out on this busy weekend! HCA Members receive 10% off nighty camping! For more information, please call Valens Lake at 905-525-2183 or email

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  • Christie Antique & Vintage Show

    Saturday, September 8, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Shop hundreds of Canada’s best, high quality, antique and vintage dealers! The Christie Antique & Vintage Show features furniture, rugs, lamps, jewelry, clothing, accessories, fine art, art deco, Canadiana, nostalgia, china, tools, folk art, kitchen utensils, books, signs and letters, plus much MUCH more! With over 1,200 collecting categories, you’ll be sure to find something for you or your home at the show! The spring show is the Saturday following Victoria Day, from 8am – 5pm, rain or shine! Please be aware, no pets allowed on the show field. Free parking Free shuttle buses from parking lots to show gates Food court and…

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  • Tough Mudder

    Saturday, September 15, 2018
    6:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Tougher Mudder takes our signature Tough Mudder course and adds a competitive, timed twist. This first start wave of Saturday of event weekend allows Mudders to push themselves to a new level on the classic course, while still maintaining our core values of teamwork and camaraderie. Visit for more information.

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Conservation Areas

Whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or a leisurely stroll along the beach, our conservation areas offer the best of both worlds! Discover our bike trails, kayak our lakes and fish our ponds. Your adventure awaits…

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