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Hamilton Conservation Authority

Hamilton Conservation Authority, located at the western end of Lake Ontario, is the area’s largest environmental management agency, and is dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of watershed lands and water resources.

Hamilton Conservation Area Ice Status

Stay up to date on ice conditions across HCA. This feature will let you know when and where on ice activities is open or closed. Please click to learn more about the HCA ice status.

Permits & Regulation

FAQ’s, links, property mapping, information and advice regarding permits, fees and regulations with regards to the Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Conservation Areas

Plan your visit to the Hamilton Conservation Area and discover the many attractions and conservation areas available in the Greater Hamilton region.

Stewardship Program

The Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program (HWSP) works with landowners in the Hamilton Conservation Authority watershed region.

Current News

Office open by appointment only

January 20, 2021
Due to requirements under the Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown, updated January 12, 2021, all visitors to the HCA's…