Where to Swim at HCA

Cool off this summer at HCA’s beaches and pools! HCA offers four sandy beaches and two pools to choose from.

Beaches are tested weekly by the City of Hamilton Health Department, and the results are available on both our website and the City of Hamilton website.

Be smart this summer season and follow all water safety rules. No lifeguards are provided at our beaches. Adults, children are your responsibility.

Beach Statuses
  • Christie Lake Beach:
    Beach is open for swimming
  • Confederation Park Beach:
    Beach is open for swimming
  • Fifty Point Beach:
    Beach is open for swimming
  • Valens Lake Beach:
    Beach is open for swimming


Christie Lake

Located in the heart of the conservation area, Christie Lake's 360-metre sandy beach is a great place to enjoy the summer sun! Build a sandcastle, while you enjoy views of forested area across the lake. There are also many picnic tables located right beside the beach, to have a picnic during your visit.

Confederation Beach Park

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the sand beach is a great spot to lay out your towel and go for a swim this summer season. While you're here, enjoy a walk down the Waterfront Trail or stop by one of the restaurants located within the park. There are also many picnic tables throughout the area to enjoy lunch with your family and friends while you visit.

Fifty Point

Fifty Point is proud to have one of the warmest and cleanest beaches on Lake Ontario. As you build your sandcastle, you can enjoy views of the boats heading in and out of Fifty Point's Marina as they go by on Lake Ontario. At the Marina, you'll also be able to grab a cold drink or ice cream cone for those hot summer days.

Valens Lake

The Valens Lake beach is the perfect spot to enjoy the summer sun. Go for a swim, play in the sand or simply relax and enjoy the view. Our Beach Store, located at the beach, offers beach toys, snacks and picnic supplies to help make your beach day even more enjoyable!


Lakeland Pool at Confederation Beach Park

Lifeguards are on duty at the pool and it has a depth of 4 feet. The pool opens Father's Day weekend for weekends only, and is open 7 days a week after the July long weekend. The pool closes for the season after Labour Day.

Wild Waterworks

Offering one of Canada's largest outdoor wave pools, Wild Waterworks also has two tube slides, four body slides an Eazy River and Little Skirt Works. Private cabanas, and pavilions are available to rent for the perfect summer day.