Christie Lake Conservation Area
Address: 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2
Open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted.
Welcome to Christie Lake Conservation Area, one of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment.
Both swimmers and sunbathers will enjoy Christie Lake's 360-metre sandy beach. Please note that our natural swimming areas are not supervised and do not have lifeguards on duty.
While visiting, explore the trails that wind for 10 kilometres through peaceful meadows and towering pine forests - you'll be sure to see a wide range of wildlife that make their home in this 336-hectare conservation area. Trails are accessible by foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis, weather permitting.
The Hamilton Cycling Club partnered with the HCA to build sustainably designed singletrack bike trails in Christie Lake Conservation Area. Completed trails include nearly 5 km of beginner, intermediate and advanced paths, with a clay surface and few rocks. They run through the south side of Christie Lake, opening up the mostly pine-reforested area to two-wheeled exploration.
Have an up close look of Christie Lake while paddling on the lake. Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent, or bring your own! No gasoline motors are allowed at Christie Lake.
Rentals available daily during summer season, however if you are planning to rent Monday to Friday, please let gate staff know so they can assist you.
Christie Lake's idyllic natural setting makes it a great destination for all sizes of group and family picnics. There is plenty of parking, covered picnic pavilions, hundreds of picnic tables and grassy fields that are perfect for games, races or just relaxing. With space for 10,000 visitors and cars, Christie Lake is ideal for your company's outdoor event. Contact park staff for more information. Click here for pavilion rental information.
Eighteen holes of flying fun are now open at Christie Lake Conservation Area with the introduction of disc golf: an exciting outdoor sport, gaining popularity world-wide.
Disc golf is a great outdoor activity, perfect for individual play, team play, and organized competition. It’s been around for more than 30 years, and more than 1200 courses exist in North America alone, with 100 new courses being built worldwide every year. Set up like a golf course, disc golf holes wind through fields and forests to reach the basket but played with flying discs rather than clubs and a ball.
Since first played in the 1970s, the sport has gone pro over the last few decades. Professional disc golf associations hold tournaments all over the world for men, women, and children. Click the links below to download a scorecard, with or without a fact sheet.
To support the Ponds Decommissioning and Fish Habitat Project, the Christie Lake ponds will no longer be stocked with Rainbow Trout. There is great fishing opportunities in the reservoir, you can fish from a boat, shoreline and docks located around the reservoir. Some native species that you will find in the reservoir include; Northern pike, Largemouth bass and variety of panfish. Please note fishing is closed from April 1st to the fourth Saturday in June – annually.
HCA has implemented a voluntary catch and release while fishing at Valens Lake and Christie Lake to help support a sustainable native fishery within the reservoirs.
CHRISTIE ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SHOW
Every May and September
Hundreds of Canada's top antique dealers and collectors display and sell a variety of treasures. With 10 acres of vintage items waiting to be discovered, there are items to please both the novice and the most experienced collector. Furniture, architectural antiques, stoneware, Native artifacts, folk art, rugs, jewellery, sports memorabilia, scientific instruments, textiles, cut glass. If you can imagine it, you can find it in one of the 1,200 collecting categories featured at the show. More information about the show.