Discover natural beauty in The Waterfall Capital of the World. With over one hundred waterfalls to see and explore just minutes from the down-town core, Hamilton is believed to have the highest number of waterfalls of any urban area of its size. Less than one-hour from Toronto and Niagara Falls, Hamilton is the place for any waterfall adventure.
Visiting Hamilton’s Waterfalls
The types of waterfalls located in and around Hamilton vary by location. From cascade to plunge, staircase to ledge, you’ll find the type of waterfall you are looking for in Hamilton. For images and descriptions of Hamilton’s waterfalls visit http://www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca/
Getting to Hamilton’s Waterfalls
Most of the waterfalls in Hamilton are situated on the Niagara escarpment (a UNESCO world biosphere site) in and along the Bruce Trail (link to hiking) and can require anywhere from minimal walking to a long distance hike to access. Because the waterfalls are situated beside steep drops and difficult to access locations it is important to stick to marked paths and viewing areas. For information on how to safely access Hamilton’s waterfalls by bus or car as well as park visit http://www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca/
Exploring Hamilton’s Waterfalls
If you are looking to discover multiple falls, a waterfall adventure is right for you.
Remember when you are visiting waterfalls in Hamilton to stick to paths and exercise extreme caution around slopes, edges and other fall or slipping hazards. Respect posted signage, and do not climb or otherwise bypass fencing – both for your own safety and for the environmental health of the areas.