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Skiing

Want to know the secret to making the winter months fly by? Instead of shunning the snow, celebrate it.

That's an easy task in Hamilton Halton Brant. Glen Eden's unique Niagara Escarpment micro-climate means that when the temperature drops, there are slopes full of snow for your next downhill skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing outing. Many of our conservation areas welcome cross-country skiers and snowshoers, and even provide equipment and guided outings to introduce you to the joys of a day spent in the snow. Spend a few winter days with us and before you know it you'll find yourself checking the forecast and hoping for snow!

Scroll down to browse through additional resources and get inspired for your next day of snowy fun in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Hamilton Conservation Authority

Hamilton Conservation Authority

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Phone: 905-525-2181 or 905-648-4427
City: Hamilton

Life is better outdoors. Whether you’re interested in camping, hiking, swimming, cross country skiing or just getting a little closer to nature, Hamilton Conservation Authority has it all. Hamilton Conservation Authority owns and manages about 4400 hectares (10,900 acres) of environmentally significant land. Its recreational lands range from long distance trails and conservation areas that include the Dundas Valley, Eramosa Karst, Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls, Christie Lake, Valens Lake, Confederation Park, Fifty Point Conservation Area and Marina.

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-627-1233
City: Dundas

The Dundas Valley's 40-kilometre trail system is open to hikers, dog-walkers, cyclists and equestrians. It's the starting point for numerous guided hikes and nature-oriented workshops. The trail system is organized around a main loop with five linear trails providing visitors with access to almost every part of the valley. The conservation area is bisected by one of the region's most important walking, cycling and equestrian routes - the West Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail, which stretches 32 kilometres (20 miles).

Christie Lake Conservation Area

Christie Lake Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-628-3060
City: Dundas

Christie Lake Conservation Area is one of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment. While visiting, explore the trails that wind for 10 kilometres through peaceful meadows and towering pine forests - you'll be sure to see a wide range of wildlife that make their home in this 336-hectare conservation area.

Valens Lake Conservation Area

Valens Lake Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-525-2183
City: Flamborough

Valens Lake Conservation Area is a 300-hectare paradise for lovers of the outdoors. Valens Lake takes nature appreciation to new heights with its 10 kilometres of trails and 300-metre wetland boardwalk, sandy beaches, picnicking, and some of the best fishing around.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Grand River Conservation Authority

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Phone: 519-621-2761
Toll Free: 1-866-900-4722
City: Cambridge

The Grand River Conservation Authority operates the oldest and one of the largest networks or conservation areas in the province. There are 11 parks, often called "active conservation areas," offering a wide range of activities, including camping, hiking, paddling, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing.

Halton Conservation Authority

Halton Conservation Authority

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Phone: 905-336-1158
City: Halton Region

Halton Conservation Authority is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. We are recognized for our stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based services and sustainable recreation programs. Conservation Halton owns and operates six conservation areas, including Crawford Lake, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Kelso and Mount Nemo. We also operate the Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre.

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-854-0234
City: Milton

Come visit the 232-hectare park established in 1969 in Milton. Along the Niagara Escarpment, this regionally and environmentally sensitive area offers 19km of hiking and trails connecting to the Bruce Trail. It is a rare meromictic lake and one of the most accurately dated pre-contact archaeological sites in Canada.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-854-0262
City: Milton

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area has some of the most inspiring scenic viewing found anywhere. Five breathtaking lookouts dot the edge of towering cliffs of Ontario's striking Niagara Escarpment. Visitor’s can enjoy hiking trails, picnicking areas and overnight stays at one of the group campsites. Rattlesnake Point has three designated sites where experienced rock climbers can scale challenging cliffs under a canopy of rich woods and hiking enthusiasts can trek the Bruce Trail through the Nassagaweya Canyon complete with trail connections to Crawford Lake.

Hilton Falls Conservation Area

Hilton Falls Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-854-0262
City: Milton

Exploring the enchanted forests of Hilton Falls is a natural treat with great hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. The blazing colours of fall are only surpassed by the beauty of fleeting spring wildflowers or the richness of the green summer landscape. The viewing station at the falls lets you drink in the intrinsic beauty of a 10-metre waterfall that cascades over the Niagara Escarpment and the mysterious mill ruins that surround it.

Kelso Conservation Area

Kelso Conservation Area

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Phone:  905-878-5011
City: Milton

Kelso Conservation Area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Indulge in a swim at a sandy beach, fish for trout in the glistening lake or get energized with some great downhill skiing at Glen Eden. Mountain bikers can test their skills on marked trails on the majestic Niagara Escarpment or hikers can trek the rugged Bruce Trail. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boats and canoes. Hundreds of picnic tables dot the rolling landscape and shelters are available for company and family picnics.

Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-854-2276
City: Campbellville

Nature surrounds you at this scenic conservation area that has great hiking and cross-country ski trails outfitted with boardwalks, birdfeeders and interpretive lookouts. You can even take in that first taste of spring on a horse drawn wagon ride in the Mountsberg Sugar Bush where maple syrup, pancakes and sweet sugar candy create delightful family memories. The call of the wild awaits you at this exciting conservation area!

Glen Eden Conservation Area

Glen Eden Conservation Area

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Phone: 905-878-5011
City: Milton

Glen Eden is buzzing with activity in fall and winter. Glen Eden offers a rental shop, skiing, a fully-equipped terrain park for snowboarders, snow tubing and lessons for all ages and skill-levels. The park has an area of 3.97 square kilometres and contains Lake Kelso, which was built for flood control of Sixteen Mile Creek.


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