Get Outside!

Get out and explore all that the region has to offer. Recreation in a natural setting has proven physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. For just $80 each year, you can hit the beach, hike or bike nearly 100 kilometres of trail, see rare bird species during the spring and fall migration celebration, bring your family to dozens of fun events and explore the beautiful and rare natural areas in the Essex Region – as many times as you like! Passes include a dash card and a key fob for entry through our automated gate at Holiday Beach Conservation Area.

For those purchasing NEW passes, a fob and package will be processed within 1-2 business days and mailed to you by Canada Post.  For those renewing a seasonal pass (and already have a fob), your fob will be activated within 1-2 business days and a package mailed to you.  Our staff are continuing to work remotely and process seasonal passes.


Family Pass: $80 (+$10 non-refundable key fob fee)

Membership Benefits

Why Buy a Seasonal Pass?

  • Access to all Conservation Areas in the Essex Region for 12 months. Please note that the roads at Holiday Beach Conservation Area are open from mid-April to mid-October annually. Walk-in access is permitted while roads are seasonally closed.  See all Conservation Areas here.
  • Enjoy nearly 100 kilometres of trails – for hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing and more.
  • Access to a variety of annual special events.*
  • Free parking at all locations.
  • Knowledge that you are supporting the conservation of rare habitats and local natural areas and contributing to the health of the watershed in which you live.

*Excludes ticketed and pre-registered events.