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.

Webster Falls

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

Tew Falls

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

Tiffany Falls

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

Devil’s Punchbowl

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

Albion Falls

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

Felker’s Falls

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

Smokey Hollow Falls

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

Sherman Falls

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

Borer’s Falls

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

Hermitage Cascade

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

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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.