Waterfall shuttle service begins May 12
HCA parking lots at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls will be closed on weekends and Holiday Mondays from Saturday, May 12, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018 (weather permitting). All waterfall parking will be at Christie Lake Conservation Area, located at 1000 Highway 5 West
The Waterfall Shuttle, a collaborative effort initially started by the Hamilton Conservation Authority and community group Think Greensville, will begin its 2018 operations this weekend from its new base, Christie Lake Conservation Area. The shuttle will operate weekends and holidays from Saturday May 12 and running until Sunday October 28, 2018 (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., (extended to 7:30 PM in June, July & August). There is no on-site parking available at Spencer Gorge during shuttle operations, with the exception of limited accessible parking at Webster Falls.
The 2017 shuttle program proved to be a significant and effective operational change for visitor access to the Spencer Gorge area. Response to the shuttle has been overwhelmingly supportive over the past year, with several residents of the Greensville community noting that they were able to once again enjoy their property and surrounding area.
HCA will continue to work collaboratively with City of Hamilton staff on parking issues. Enforcement and ticketing will be carried out by municipal bylaw officers on residential streets posted as No Stopping or No Parking and illegal parking operations reported.
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.