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Hamilton Waterfalls

From soft-flowing ribbons to dramatic plunges, Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls – all located minutes from the downtown core. We invite day-trippers and weekend warriors to get to know some of our most popular waterfalls and their surrounding attractions and food experiences (to help you refuel for your next adventure).

Waterfall Guides:

Webster Falls

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Webster Falls is the largest waterfall in the region – and one of the most popular.

Explore Webster Falls Guide

 

Tew Falls

Tews Falls

Tew falls may be known as a package deal with nearby Webster Falls, but it’s stunning in its own right.

Explore Tew Falls Guide

 

Tiffany Falls

Tiffany Falls

The short walk to this expansive cascade waterfall is a beautiful one through a forested trail and over bridges that crisscrosses a stream.

Explore Tiffany Falls Guide

Devil’s Punchbowl

Devils Punchbowl Falls

One of the most stunning natural formations along the Niagara Escarpment, this deep multi-coloured gorge is a history lesson in geology.

Explore Devil’s Punchbowl Guide

 

Albion Falls

Albion Falls

Albion Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the region and one of the city’s most popular.

Explore Albion Falls Guide

 

Felker’s Falls

Felkers Falls

This hidden gem is nestled in the Felker’s Falls Conservation Area in the city’s eastern neighbourhood of Stoney Creek.

Explore Felker’s Falls Guide

 

Smokey Hollow Falls

Smokey Hollow Falls

This beautiful ribbon waterfall in a leafy forest setting flows from Grindstone Creek in Waterdown.

Explore Smokey Hollow Falls

 

Sherman Falls

Sherman Falls

Fairy or Angel Falls are two romantic nicknames for this captivating waterfall.

Explore Sherman Falls Guide

 

Borer’s Falls

Borers Falls

You have to peer through the trees to see this impressive curtain waterfall at the top of the escarpment on Royal Botanical Garden land.

Explore Borer’s Falls Guide

 

Hermitage Cascade

Tucked into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, the Hermitage Cascade boasts a gentle, flow from Sulphur Creek tumbling over the rocks.

Explore Hermitage Cascade Guide

 

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Enjoying Hamilton Waterfalls Safely

Please consider these tips to help keep you safe while respecting the environment and surrounding neighbourhoods.

  • Waterfalls are located in environmentally sensitive areas – please stay on marked designated trails and obey closure signs; there are many rare plants that can be easily damaged or destroyed
  • Park in designated parking areas only
  • Do not cross active CN rail tracks to access waterfall areas and vistas. Crossing rail tracks is prohibited and illegal.
  • Strick to paths and stay well back from slopes, edges and other fall or slipping hazards.
  • Keep children and pets close, and do not climb or otherwise bypass fencing.

Please watch this safety video from the City of Hamilton.

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