Waterfall shuttle service to Webster & Tew Falls and Dundas Peak
HCA parking lots at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls will be closed on weekends and Holiday Mondays from Good Friday, April 19, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 (weather permitting). All waterfall parking will be at Christie Lake Conservation Area, located at 1000 Highway 5 West
The Waterfall Shuttle will operate weekends and holidays beginning on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 and running until Sunday October 27, 2019 (weather permitting).
The first shuttle will leave Christie Lake at 9:30 AM to travel to Spencer Gorge. Shuttle service returning to Christie Lake ends at 6:30 p.m. There is no on-site parking available at Spencer Gorge during shuttle operations, with the exception of limited accessible parking at Webster Falls.
The cost for the shuttle is included in the regular parking fee and entry fee to Christie Lake Conservation Area, $10 per car for parking and $5 per person wristband admission. HCA passholders using the shuttle from Christie Lake will receive admission to the shuttle and Spencer Gorge for the driver and passengers of their vehicle, to a maximum of 6.
With the increased number of visitors, many vehicles are parking adjacent to waterfalls and in surrounding neighbourhoods, leading to increased traffic congestion and safety issues. Illegally parked cars can prevent emergency vehicles and crews from accessing waterfall areas for a rescue.
Visitors should be aware that vehicles not parked in designated areas will be ticketed as part of an ongoing proactive parking enforcement program by the City of Hamilton. A special parking enforcement area will be in effect from Friday, April 19, 2019 until Friday, November 15, 2019. There will be new City of Hamilton parking signs at entry points to the area to let people know that parking violations will result in a significantly higher penalty in this area. The special parking enforcement area, with a penalty of $250 is a pilot program launched by the City. More information.