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Really nice walking, fun beach

We walked here with some friends and brought two dogs. The trails are good, just watch out for... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
GUPPIE80
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Kleve, Germany
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A great place

We went to visit the falls which were great. It cost $25 for a car & 3 Adults to park then your hey... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
holidayqueen50
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camberley surrey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Christie's is a beautiful conservation area where you can swim, kayak, paddleboard, walk, run, hike or bike through beautiful forest paths. I find it generally quite quiet and that's the way I like it! I don't like having to park that far away. I have some mobility issues but don't have a sticker or card to say so and though nobody was parked in that area they wouldn't budge from letting me park there. There are no lifeguards and the swimming area isn't huge but it's so much better than years ago when they had a curtain and chlorinated the swimming area.

Thank Lorraine H
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This place offers so much! It’s a great picnic place for family’s with lots to do for all ages of a family.
We have been to Christie Lake many times-this one in particular for a group picnic and it was really great to enjoy the beach and the grass areas. Everyone had a lot of fun!

Thank ncoit91
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We walked here with some friends and brought two dogs. The trails are good, just watch out for bikers.
The beaches are nice and the dog beach is great.

Thank GUPPIE80
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

First ever Tougher Mudder event held here and going through the conservation area while doing the event was nice. It certainly has a huge space and very beautiful to the eyes of a participant. We didn't camp here, we only came for the event itself. Its central to a lot of big cities and it can certainly hosts events like Tough Mudder - Tough Mudder will hopefully do better next year as it was somewhat disappointing this year on various levels. Regardless, this is a beautiful place to visit and from what I saw, lots of space for swimming and some very nice trails. Good luck if you go, please research online for specifics or accessibility and enjoy your travels.

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

My husband and I wanted to see the waterfalls at Dundas Peak. We were aware of the $10 park fee and was expecting that. However, to our surprised the parking was closed and in order to see the park you have to go to Christie Lake, park there and a shuttle will take you to the falls.

Here is the catch...Christie Lake requires a $15 fee per car and additional $5 per person just to park!! If you have a large family it's quite pricey!!!! I feel so scammed by this. Most parks in Canada, paying so much money for a park you expect alot more! There wasn't even a washroom available. Just portal poddies. We never stayed at the park because of time and really feel the fee is not worth it for what we saw. You can find a lot better parks for free.

Don't get me wrong, the waterfalls were beautiful but you can go to Niagara Falls and find parking that are cheaper than $20 and have fun exploring that town. I really do not think it was fair to be forced to park at a conservation park.

1  Thank maybelline79
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We went to visit the falls which were great. It cost $25 for a car & 3 Adults to park then your hey run a free shuttle bus between the falls which is great as they are so far apart. The falls are very pretty but signage is not good so it’s more of a guessing game as to where to find them. Lots of beautiful open grassed areas with flowers near the Lake. Perfect for a picnic or bbq.
To see the Dam & the cascade falls you are best to move the car to another car park nearer to the marina pavilion as it’s quite a walk!!! Once there again no signage but keep to the path through the wooded area it will eventually bring you to the dam. Cross this bridge & turn immediately left following it near the river through some trees & you will come as close to the cascades as you can get. Unfortunately there is not a clear view of it as trees & shrubs have grown here blocking the views a bit!
Definitely a place worth seeing the falls are very pretty & only 45 mins from Brampton.

1  Thank holidayqueen50
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

We live close by, so this conservation area is our go to. We bought the Hamilton Pass, which is definitely worth the money as it includes Dundas Valley and Valens, as well as many other conservation areas.

The beach is always clean. It can be a bit of a walk from the parking to the beach area, so I usually take a wagon with our son shelter and beach toys, and the kids.

The hiking and biking is great here too. There are various distanced trails to choose from. You can bring your own SUP or kayak, or rent them there.

There is a nice little kiosk, but we usually pack our own picnic. The bathrooms are always clean.

2  Thank TravelsWithKylie
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

I looked this place up online and checked the fees. It said $10 a car, when we get there it was $15 a car, nobody cared . It cost us $30 to go in for a swim. We get to their sand beach and it is mostly the color of mud. That was a lot of money for a swim in muddy water. I will never go there again.

4  Thank Rob_45ca
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely park ... great area ... easy drive from the GTA ... plenty to see and do in the area! Farm Markets, Bakery/Pie Shoppe right across the road ... casino too, if you are so inclined!

2  Thank RedstoneGirl
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This year Canada's favourite antique and vintage spring show was even bigger and better. You can buy your tickets online and bypass the lineup, just flash your receipt on your phone. Lots and lots and lots of parking. Don't worry if they park you a long way away, Free shuttle buses get you to the gate in minutes. You can leave your purchases near the gate for pickup as you leave or large items can get transported to the pickup area.
Who know what you will find over the hundreds and hundreds of vendors. There is something for everyone. Cool stuff, antique furniture, glass, clothes, toys, gadgets and even telephones with cords!
I saw jars with pickled snakes. There was a full bottle of John Labatt beer from pre 1960 that guaranteed to be fresh for 21 years according to the label.
If you over spend, there are ATMs available for reloading. Wear comfortable footwear because there is lots of ground to cover. Bring a wagon or bundle buggy for your purchases. Talk with strangers and the vendors, this is like a giant party.
There is a good food area where you can buy a frosty beer or wine. Brick and mortar washrooms and even a beach and lake if you want to take a dip later.
No pets allowed. Go early or you will get stuck in the monster traffic jam on Highway 5. If you have any money left over, Flamborough Race Track and Slots is just across the road.
Fun, WOW!

1  Thank BeanCounting
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