Spencer Gorge to begin full week advance reservations September 17 to November 6

Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, which includes Dundas Peak, Tew Falls and Webster Falls, will require an advanced reservation seven days a week, beginning September 17 until November 6 to accommodate the fall colour season.

HCA instituted an online reservation system for Spencer Gorge in 2020 due to the overwhelming popularity of the conservation area.

Reservations can be made for 2-hour blocks. Separate advance reservations are required for each area so that visitors will choose either the Dundas Peak & Tew Falls hike experience, or the Webster Falls hike experience.

Admission fees are $10.50 per car and $5 per passenger, plus a $10 reservation fee. HCA Membership pass holders will receive free admission, but must pay the reservation fee to book. Reservations are rain or shine and must be made online in advance. Visitors without an advance reservation will not be permitted entry. No same day reservations, and no walk-up or drive-up entry will be admitted without an advance reservation.

Municipal Parking Bylaw Enforcement staff will be patrolling the neighbourhoods surrounding the areas to enforce parking restrictions, including tow-away zones. Parking tickets in Special Enforcement Areas carry a $250 fine.

All visitors should follow guidelines and measures posted onsite, which include:

  • Follow directional arrows on loop trails.
  • Remain on marked trails.
  • Stay behind fences and barriers.
  • Pets are permitted, but must be leashed at all times.
  • Pack out what you pack in, do not litter.
  • NO DRONES are permitted
Learn more about Spencer Gorge Reservations