The price of a Halton Parks individual membership is being reduced from $90 to $50; while the Halton Parks family membership remains at $115 (plus HST). The individual membership fees are being reduced to make it more appealing to individuals and to offer similar value to the family membership.
“We feel the new Halton Parks Individual Membership pricing will appeal to people like mountain bikers, exercise enthusiasts and dog walkers who are coming to our parks on a regular basis on their own or with various groups of friends,” said Gene Matthews, Director Conservation Lands. “Conservation Halton aims to ensure its park fees, which go towards operating costs, provide affordable access to outdoor recreation in an incredible natural environment.”
Under the previous pricing, an annual Halton Parks Family Membership was equal to approximately five day visits for a family of four. However for an annual Halton Parks Individual Membership, at $90 it was equivalent to 14 day visits by an individual. Now under the new $50 pricing, an Individual Membership is equivalent to seven visits.
The other notable fee change will see Daily Entrance fees at the recreation parks (Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mt. Nemo and Rattlesnake Point Conservation Areas) increase by 25 cents across all categories – adult, child and senior. The Adult (ages 15 to 64 years) Daily Entrance fee will increase from $6.50 to $6.75, the Senior (ages 65 years and over) rate will increase from $5.50 to $5.75 and the Child (ages 5 to 14 years) will increase from $4.75 to $5. Children ages 4 years and under are free. All rates include HST.
The rates at the Education Parks, Crawford Lake and Mountsberg, are staying the same – $7.50 Adult, $6.50 Seniors and $5 for Children. The per student rate for educational programs (i.e. field trips) at Mountsberg is increasing to $8.50 for a half-day and $15 for a full-day to come in line with Crawford Lake. The rates to rent a picnic site or a campsite are not increasing.
Conservation Halton has seven primary conservation areas – Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mount Nemo, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point, and Robert Edmondson (formerly Burns). There are a variety of ways for people to get active outdoors such as, boating, camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, picnicking, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.
The 2014 Park Fees were approved by Conservation Halton’s Board of Directors at its meeting on November 28, 2013.
7 Parks, 7 Perks
The newly refined Halton Parks Membership now offers value-added members’ privileges, along with innovative programs and events which are tailored with you in mind.
There are two types of Halton Parks Memberships available, individual and family, with discounted pricing of 15 per cent off the rates available for Seniors age 65 years and over. A family membership will admit all the people in the vehicle who are travelling with the family membership holder.
Your Halton Parks Membership includes the following perks:
- Special member-only invitations and discounts for select Conservation Halton lectures, workshops, and events
- One complimentary Friends and Neighbours special day pass for you to share
- 15% discount at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake gift shops
- 15% discount for rentals, including boats, skis, snowboards, and snowshoes
- 15% discount for camping and picnicking sites
- Monthly eNewsletter and eBlasts
- One complimentary 2-for-1 lift ticket to Glen Eden
For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks go to the Conservation Halton events calendar; to find out about recreational programs and services, visit the Halton Parks page.