Relaxing by the Beach
About this Trip
Enjoy a swim, a paddle, or a picnic at Christie Lake in the pristine beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve.
Christie Lake is one of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment, and provides a refuge for wildlife within this World Biosphere Reserve in Ontario’s Greenbelt. On this trip, explore Christie Lake Conservation Area’s natural wonders and recreational activities.
*Please note that the beach is not supervised and does not have lifeguards on duty.
Plan to arrive at the Conservation Area between 10 and 11 a.m. Christie Lake is located just over an hour out of Toronto, and less than 30 minutes from Hamilton. We suggest hiring a tour bus for the day.
Christie Lake is located at 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON L9E 5E2 and is not accessible by public transit. Parking is included in the price of admission and is available on site.
360 m of sandy beaches await your group at Christie Lake. Encourage participants to go for a swim, sit on the sand, and enjoy the sun. Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available for rental.
Next to the beach is a picnic pavilion for participants to enjoy a lunch brought from home. Barbecues are available, but remember to bring your own charcoal. Visit conservationhamilton.ca to book a picnic pavilion for your group.
Bring along a Frisbee to play disc golf – set up like a golf course, players try to get their Frisbee into a series of baskets along a course. This is an easy activity for all ages and skill levels. There are also 10km of trails to explore, and participants are welcome to bring a fishing pole to fish from boats, docks or the shoreline of Christie Lake.
Contacts, Fees & Reservations
Reservations are required for the picnic area. Call 905-628-3060 to book your picnic space.
- Entrance Fees: Driver and vehicle $10, Additional Passengers ages 5 and over $5
- Picnic Areas: $84.75 to $231.65
- Boat Rental fees: $15.00 to $45.00
Hours of Operation
Sunrise to Sunset