Nature's Rewards: HCA's Annual Membership Vehicle Pass
Becoming a Nature’s Rewards pass holder makes it easy for you and your family to enjoy our conservation areas and helps support the important work HCA undertakes.
As a Nature’s Rewards pass holder, you and your family can enjoy year-round access to all HCA conservation areas for 12 months from the date of purchase, for one great price! The pass will allow you and your vehicle passengers (up to 7 people total) into HCA’s conservation areas, including:
- Valens Lake
- Fifty Point
- Christie Lake
- Dundas Valley
- Eramosa Karst
- Devil’s Punchbowl
- Tiffany Falls
Pass holders also receive free entry into Westfield Heritage Village’s public historical programming, for up to 6 people, including 4 adults.
Please note: Membership Passes are NOT valid on weekends from May until October 31 at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area. A per vehicle fee of $10 and a per person fee of $5 applies to all visitors during this time period.
The wallet-size swipe card allows for quick and easy access, simply by swiping it through our automatic gates at Christie Lake, Dundas Valley, Fifty Point and Valens Lake or displaying it on your vehicle’s dash in self-serve areas.
Perks and Rewards…
Nature’s Rewards pass holders also receive some great perks and rewards, including:
- $6 off per night on camping & RV sites at Valens Lake and Fifty Point
- Discounts at HCA’s special events
- Early morning and late evening access at Christie Lake, Fifty Point and Valens Lake
Nature’s Rewards members can also choose one of five great rewards! Choices include:
- All day canoe rental at Christie or Valens Lake.
- Three admissions to the Christie Lake Antique Show.
- $35 off a pavilion rental at Fifty Point, Dundas Valley, Christie Lake or Valens Lake for your next family picnic.
- Three day passes to treat friends of family members to a day at a Hamilton conservation area of their choice.
- Two admissions to Wild Waterworks at Confederation Park (must be redeemed during Wild Waterworks’ operating season).
How to redeem…
Redeeming your reward is easy! When you are ready to use your reward, simply bring your Nature’s Reward card with you to the area you will be redeeming your reward. Park staff will be happy to help you.
*Reward must be redeemed during the time the pass is current. Offer subject to availability. Additional fees may apply.
|Regular Membership||$105 plus HST||Comes with all the great perks, rewards and benefit listed. Pass covers entry for up to 7 people traveling in the same vehicle.|
|Renewal Membership||$95 plus HST||Pass holders renewing their membership within 60 days of expiry will receive the same great membership at a discounted rate.|
|Two-Year Membership||$180 plus HST||Buy for 2 years and save! Two year memberships come with two rewards (one for each year) and the same benefits of the regular membership but for two full years.|
|Senior Membership||$85 plus HST||The same great pass but is at a discounted rate for individuals 65 years of age and older. Proof of age may be required.|
Note: HCA does not offer individual membership passes.
Where to purchase?
Nature’s Rewards memberships can be purchased in several ways; in person, by phone or online.
In person: Passes can purchased in person at several locations including Confederation Park, Christie Lake, Dundas Valley, Fifty Point, Valens Lake, Westfield Heritage Village and Wild Waterworks. Please call ahead if purchasing between Thanksgiving and Victoria Day to ensure staff are on site to assist you.
Passes can also be purchased at our office in Ancaster located at 838 Mineral Springs Road. The office is open year round, except holidays, from 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday.
By Phone: Orders can be placed over the phone with a credit card by calling, 905-525-2181. Passes are mailed via Canada Post and may take up from 5-10 business days to arrive.
Online: Lastly, you may purchase a pass online at www.conservationhamilton.ca. Passes are mailed via Canada Post and may take up from 5-10 business days to arrive. You will be emailed a receipt as proof of purchase which may be used to gain entry while your pass is in the mail. Please be aware, senior passes are not available online.
Where do my membership fees go?
Many people believe our conservation areas are paid for by their tax dollars, but that is not the case. Membership fees pay for trail construction and maintenance, emergency services, property taxes, insurance and all those little things we need to keep our conservation areas open. Just as important, membership dollars directly contribute to important conservation work throughout our watershed and preserve heritage sites on HCA lands.