Valens Conservation Area

Location: Flamborough, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Conservation/Camping Area
Length/Size: 300 hectares

Valens Conservation Area
By Hamilton Conservation Authority

Nestled within the splendid pine and spruce forest Valens has over 220 campsites -- 110 sites with hydro and water. An additional 10 sites are available for group camping. The campground is open for camping in any season. Valens has everything to make camping enjoyable: modern washrooms, shower and laundry facilities. The campground is open eleven months out of the year, so visitors can experience nature in all seasons. Valen's campground store, located in the heart of the campground, offers everything you need for the perfect camping trip. Pick up the essentials, like bread, ice, milk or firewood, or a tasty treat like chips, pop or ice cream.

Valens can be reached at 905-525-2183 or 519-621-6029 to make a reservation. Serviced sites are $34.00 per night and unserviced are $30.00. For a specific campsite that is reserved, confirmed, and held in advance of arrival, reservation fee is non-refundable, per transaction. No shows also pay first night camping cost. Campsite Reservation fee is $11.00, cost to change reservation is $6.00.

Valens also offers some of the best fishing around. Take on the monster northern pike, largemouth bass and panfish lurking beneath the surface of the lake. You can fish from boats, from the fishing bridge, and from piers located around the lake. And be sure not to miss the popular John Burns Memorial Fishing Derby, which takes place on the second Saturday in July. Dozens of great prizes are up for grabs in both junior and adult categories making this day popular with both serious anglers and families.

Any summer day, swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy the sandy beach, and natural swimming area. Please note that our natural swimming area is not supervised and do not have lifeguards on duty. Enjoy the new Beach store, featuring pre-packaged snacks and cool treats to add that special something to your picnic lunch.

Valens takes nature appreciation to new heights with its 10 kilometres of trails and 300-metre wetland boardwalk. Visitors can also climb two observation towers, each offering stunning views of the surrounding forests and lake. While beautiful any time of year, autumn has become a popular viewing season due to the migrating waterfowl and colour changes in the area landscape.

Eating outdoors is always fun at Valens. There are over 1,000 picnic tables scattered throughout the scenic landscape to accommodate any size group (please call ahead if you have a large group). We have three pavilions - one of which is enclosed for all-weather use - and five group areas, each equipped with barbecues.Need help planning an event? Then let our experienced staff arrange catering, children and group activities, or design special parties.

Explore Valens' 10-kilometers of trails, groomed for cross-country skiing (when conditions permit) or by foot. Track Valens' animal residents in the snow or just enjoy the beauty of the area in winter.