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).
Webster Falls is the largest waterfall in the region – and one of the most popular.
Tew falls may be known as a package deal with nearby Webster Falls, but it’s stunning in its own right.
The short walk to this expansive cascade waterfall is a beautiful one through a forested trail and over bridges that crisscrosses a stream.
One of the most stunning natural formations along the Niagara Escarpment, this deep multi-coloured gorge is a history lesson in geology.
Albion Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the region and one of the city’s most popular.
This hidden gem is nestled in the Felker’s Falls Conservation Area in the city’s eastern neighbourhood of Stoney Creek.
This beautiful ribbon waterfall in a leafy forest setting flows from Grindstone Creek in Waterdown.
Fairy or Angel Falls are two romantic nicknames for this captivating waterfall.
You have to peer through the trees to see this impressive curtain waterfall at the top of the escarpment on Royal Botanical Garden land.
Tucked into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, the Hermitage Cascade boasts a gentle, flow from Sulphur Creek tumbling over the rocks.
More Waterfalls Resources:
- Self-guided Hamilton waterfall hiking trails
- Hamilton waterfall trails you can hike or bike
- Waterfall Hiking Routes
- Heart of Ontario Waterfall Excursions
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.