The Waterfall Shuttle will operate weekends and holidays 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. 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.
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.
Residents 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.
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.
Details about the shuttle operation, including what visitors can bring with them and other frequently asked questions are posted at www.conservationhamilton.ca/shuttle. Visitor information for Spencer Gorge is available at www.conservationhamilton.ca/visitspencer