Directions

Christie’s Antique & Vintage Show Location

The Christie’s Antique & Vintage Show take place at Christie Lake Conservation Area:

Christie Lake Conservation Area
1000 Hwy 5 West
Dundas, ON L9H 5E2

 

East – Take 401 east to Kitchener. At Kitchener, exit from Highway 401 onto Highway 8, heading southeast through Cambridge. Stay on Highway 8 for about 27 kilometres until you reach the intersection of Highway 5, known as Peter’s Corners. Turn left onto Highway 5 and head east for 3 km to the show entrance on the right. Travel time from London about 1.5 hours, from Detroit about 3 hours and 45 minutes.

 

Alternate route – At Woodstock exit from 401 onto Highway 403 eastbound. Take 403 east approximately 50 km. Exit onto Regional Road 52. Go north (left) on RR52 to Highway 5, then east on 5 for 3 km to the park entrance.

 

West – Take the QEW west toward Toronto, for about 90 kilometres. After you pass over the Burlington Bay Skyway at Hamilton, look for the exit for Highway 403 west. Take this exit and travel west on Hwy 403 about 8 km to Highway 6 North. Take this exit north and proceed for about 2 km up a steep hill. At the top of this hill you come to the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 5. Turn left onto Highway 5. Go west 9 km to the show entrance. Flamboro Downs Casino is on the right, the show entrance is on the left. Travel time from Buffalo about one hour and 15 minutes.

 

North – Go west on Hwy 401 to just past Toronto Pearson International Airport. Follow the signs for Hwy 403 to Hamilton. Take Hwy 403 west. It makes its way through the community of Mississauga, then Oakville and Burlington, heading toward Hamilton. Stay on 403 toward Hamilton. Proceed west on Hwy 403 about 8 km to Highway 6 North. Take this exit north and proceed for about 2 km up a steep hill. At the top of this hill you come to the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 5. Turn left onto Highway 5. Go west 9 km to the show entrance. Flamboro Downs Casino is on the right, the show entrance is on the left. If traffic is moving at the speed limit the trip from the airport to the show would be about 45 minutes.

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Announcement from the Christie Antique & Vintage Show

Following the closure of the Christie Antique & Vintage Show for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) undertook an operational review of the show and our conservation area experiences.

Our analysis shows costs are increasing, while attendance is very much dependent on weather for this outdoor show. More importantly, over the past two years HCA has seen an unprecedented surge of public interest in enjoying our conservation areas. HCA memberships grew from 6,000 in 2019 to over 12,000 in 2021, and daily visitation numbers are also up across our properties. At Christie Lake Conservation Area, people enjoy beach time, boating, hiking, biking and picnicking. Closing off the park to some of those activities in order to prepare and host large events, like the Christie Show, is simply now too hard to justify.

As a result, HCA has made the difficult but necessary decision to cease operating all future Christie Antique & Vintage Shows.

HCA will still welcome smaller third-party events, ensuring we are always providing the access to the natural areas and recreation our visitors are expecting, at this new and unprecedented level.  

The Hamilton Conservation Authority thanks all of our dealers, vendors, suppliers, patrons, staff and everyone else involved with putting on the show for more than 30 years. We had an incredible run and wish everyone all the best in the future.