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Day-Use & Season Passes


Even if you don’t plan on spending the night, our Conservation Areas are also great day trip destinations. During the operating season from May 1 through October 15, day-use access to Backus, Deer Creek, Norfolk and Waterford North Conservation Areas requires a $15 day pass. Day passes are available for purchase online at or at the conservation area gate house. Day-use parking passes can be booked up to seven days in advance. Using the online system, pick the park you want to visit, select the date you’ll be visiting and make the $15 payment to reserve a spot. Please note that parking pass reservations are tied to the date selected at the time of ordering and there are no refunds or exchanges.

Day-Use Hours

Long Point Region Conservation Areas without campgrounds are freely accessible to visitors daily, from dawn until dusk. During the offseason, Conservation Areas with campgrounds are also freely accessible to visitors daily, from dawn until dusk – at this time the parks are unstaffed and visitors who use the properties do so at their own risk. During the camping season, day-use hours for campground parks are:

Deer Creek CA

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 8:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

Backus Heritage, Haldimand, Norfolk & Waterford North CAs

Monday – Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Day-Use Fees

Service Rate
Walk-in (under 12 free) $6.00
Vehicle Entry $15.00
Motorcycle Entry $9.00
Mini Bus Entry $55.00
Bus Entry $120.00
Season Pass $100.00
Secondary Season Pass $60.00
Lost Season Pass Replacement $10.00
Picnic Table Rental $6.00
Pavilion Rental $75.00
Canoe/Kayak Rental – per hour $15.00
Canoe/Kayak Rental – 1/2 day (4 hours) $50.00
Canoe/Kayak Rental – full day (8 hours) $80.00
Backus Church Rental $250.00
Backus Education Centre Rental – 1/2 day $240.00
Backus Education Centre Rental – full day $400.00
Add Second Room to Education Centre Rental $50.00
Bait/Worms $3.50
Outdoor Wedding (includes pavilion + 20 day passes) $400.00
Wedding Photography $125.00
Non-Wedding Photography (includes entry for 2 vehicles) $75.00
Operator Permit Fee – Annual $375.00
Operator Customer Fee – per person $4.00
Vendor Permit $60.00

Season Passes

Frequent day-use visitors to our Conservation Areas with entry fees may be interested in a Season Pass. With a Season Pass you get day-use access to Backus Heritage, Deer Creek, Haldimand, Norfolk and Waterford North CAs, all season long. Season Passes can be purchased for $100 from any of the Conservation Area gatehouses. Owners of a season pass can purchase a secondary vehicle pass for $60.

Holiday Voucher

LPRCA Season Passes make great gifts! Season Pass Holiday Vouchers can be purchased from the Administration Office and redeemed by the recipient. Call 519-842-4242 or email for more information. 2023 Season Pass Holiday Vouchers are 100$.