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Dundas Valley Conservation Area covers over 1200 hectares of lush Carolinian forests, colourful meadows, cold water streams and a variety of geological formations. The conservation area contains 40 Km of trail systems developed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority and boasts Canada's first inter-urban rail trail which spans 32 Km from Hamilton to Brantford. The Bruce Trail also runs through the conservation area, coming down from Spencer Gorge, it goes on through the area towards Tiffany Falls and Hamilton Mountain.

Fun Fact! Dundas Valley is part of, what was once, a large glacial valley that spreads out into Lake Ontario. Over time, as the the glaciers slowly disappeared from the landscape it left behind a valley shaped and moulded by the streams and waterfalls that remain today. The rich natural environment existing here and along the Niagara Escarpment has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and remains a great site for locals to visit year round!

Dundas Valley is a designated World Biosphere Reserve making it a unique place to explore!

Hamilton Conservation Authority rates apply for access to Dundas Valley. 

Click here for more information on park fees and admission! 

Visitor Admission

  • Members FREE (Please show your membership card)
  • Per Vehicle $10
  • Per Horseback $15
  • Walkins FREE if enter through trails

Parking rates may apply. 

Dundas Valley

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Please Note:

  • When biking, please obey all traffic signals and always remember to wear a helmet.
  • Hamilton buses are free for students with valid student IDs and bus passes.