Most Hamilton waterfall areas are now open. However, Spencer Gorge (Webster Falls, Tew Falls and Dundas Peak) remains closed until September.
Chasing waterfalls across the city is a must-do during any summer visit to Hamilton. We’re home to more than 100 waterfalls tucked behind the trails of the Niagara Escarpment that cuts through the city.
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).
Bonus: They’re all found minutes from the downtown core. Now there’s something you won’t find anywhere else this close to home.
*Given popularity of these waterfalls, consider planning your visit during off-peak times (early morning or weekdays) and avoid parking on roadways if parking lots are full.
Please practice physical distancing and avoid gathering in large groups.
This hidden gem is nestled in the Felker’s Falls Conservation Area in the city’s eastern neighbourhood of Stoney Creek.
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.
Smokey Hollow Falls
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.
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.