About Christie Lake Conservation Area
Looking for a place to do it all? Christie Lake has you covered from hiking, swimming, boating and fishing to biking, picnicking and even disc golf! One of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment, Christie Lake is where you’ll want to spend the day with your family and friends.
Explore Christie Lake’s 10-kilometre recreational trail system and travel through peaceful meadows and towering pine forests! Our multi-use recreational trails are accessible by foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis, weather permitting.
Enjoy our 10km of multi-use trails and cyclists can also enjoy themselves on park roads. Please obey the rules of the road and wear a helmet for your safety.
HCA is partnered with the Hamilton Burlington Mountain Biking Association to build and maintain sustainably designed single-track bike trails in Christie Lake. The area features nearly 10 km of beginner, intermediate and advanced paths, with a clay surface and few rocks. They run through the south side of Christie Lake, opening up the mostly pine-reforested area to two-wheeled exploration.
Christie Lake’s bike trails can close due to trail conditions. A visitor alert will be posted when they are closed.
Christie Lake offers covered picnic pavilions, hundreds of picnic tables and grassy fields that are perfect for games, races or just relaxing.
With space for 10,000 visitors and cars, Christie Lake is ideal for your company’s outdoor event. Contact park staff for more information.
Set up like a golf course, disc golf holes wind through fields and forests to reach the basket but played with flying discs rather than clubs and a ball. Disc golf is a great outdoor activity, perfect for individual play, team play, and organized competition.
Christie Lake features an 18 hole championship disc golf course that is open year-round and is free to use with park entry. Discs are available for purchase at the gatehouse and beach store.
Fish from a boat, shoreline or docks located around the reservoir as you try to catch the big one! Some native species that you will find in the reservoir include; Northern pike, Largemouth bass and variety of panfish.
Please note fishing is closed from April 1st to the fourth Saturday in June – annually.
HCA has implemented a voluntary catch and release while fishing at Christie and Valens Lakes to help support a sustainable native fishery within the reservoirs.
To support the Ponds Decommissioning and Fish Habitat Project, the Christie Lake ponds will no longer be stocked with Rainbow Trout.
Have an up-close look of Christie Lake while paddling as you paddle down the reservoir. Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent, or bring your own! Gasoline motors
NOT PERMITTED.BOAT RENTALS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
Swimmers, sunbathers and sandcastle masters will enjoy Christie Lake’s 360-metre sandy beach!
Be smart this summer season and follow all water safety rules. No lifeguards are provided on our beaches. Adults, children are your responsibility.
Water Quality Testing
The City of Hamilton Health Department tests the beach at Confederation Beach Park weekly during the summer months. Testing results can be found on the City of Hamilton website.
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