HCA Photo Permits

Photo Permits

Hamilton Conservation Areas provide a beautiful backdrop to your family, maternity, wedding or engagement photos! From thick forested areas, open meadows, and shorelines of Lake Ontario, to the newly reconstructed Hermitage Ruins and more, our diverse locations allow users to shoot year-round in a variety of settings.

All professional photos taken in our areas require a permit. If you have hired a photographer, that would be considered professional photos.

Drone usage in Hamilton conservation areas.

2024 Fees

All photo permits require a reservation by contacting the area.

Wedding Photos: $310.00 + HST*
Hermitage Ruins: $385.00 + HST
Family/Engagement/Maternity: $102.00 + HST (entrance fee not included)

*Fee includes your admission to the area except at Dundas Valley, Hermitage Ruins and Hamilton Mountain Conservation Areas.

At this time, we are not issuing photography permits in any waterfall area. This includes Tiffany Falls, Tew Falls, Webster Falls and Devil’s Punchbowl.

To book your photo permit, please contact the area you wish to have your photos taken. Click here for area contact information.