"Hamilton & Wentworth County - Waterfalls capital" Top 5 Page for this destination Hamilton by Faiza-Ifrah

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Hamilton's hidden natural treasures

Hamilton is the 4th most populous city of Ontario after Toronto, Ottawa, and Mississauga. It has the largest area though. Not many people know it, but Hamilton, with its 100 waterfalls, is considered to be the world's capital of waterfalls. To-date, we have visited the following Falls (in a chronological order):

Hamilton Region 1 (around Highway 6 and Dundas Road):

1. Webster Falls
2. Tews Falls
3. Borer's Falls
4. Darnley Cascade
5. Hollow Creek (aka Great) Falls

Hamilton Region 2 (around Chedoke Radial Recreation Trail):

6. Lower Cliffview Falls
7. Unnamed easy to reach Falls westwards of Chedoke Golf Course parking lot
8. Unnamed brutal hike Falls eastwards of Chedoke Golf Course parking lot

Hamilton Region 3 (East Hamilton):

9. Albion Falls

Hamilton region 4 (around Rousseaux Street / Wilson road)

10. Mill Falls
11. Lower Mill Falls
12. Sherman Falls

Two other well-known destinations in Hamilton are Royal Botanical Gardens and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Canoeing and fishing

Hamilton and its neighbouring townships have most conservation park per square foot in Ontario. Many areas are located within the boundaries of the city itself. Christie Lake Conservation Area is perhaps one of the few in the Escarpment countries that offer hiking, canoeing, boating and fishing activities all in one place.

Hiking along the marshes

You can walk or preferably drive down to the north side of Hamilton Harbour. While fishing is one option here, you can take the trail that runs alongside the marsh. You will be rewarded with many scenic views and friendly squirrels like this one.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Proximity to cities in the USA and to Mississauga, good views of the Niagara Escarpment
  • Cons:The tourist resources are not well publicised.
  • In a nutshell:A haven for waterfalls lovers, canoeists, boaters and nature conservationists
  • Last visit to Hamilton: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Glad I found this page, as it would have to be one of my favorites! I only wish I was with you doing the exploring and viewing of the large quantities of gorgeous waterfalls! Lovely page!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    So many beautiful water falls and greenery all around. You really have great pictures that presents nature's wonder here, and the comments well done.

  • July2's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    That is a lovely photo of your family behind the waterfall!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Nice waterfalls. Cheers, SL :)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    What exciting excursions you have. Your photos of the falls are incredible. That one hike seemed almost impossible to reach...you are brave. Excellent information and descriptions.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Wow! What a great new off the beaten path!!

  • Jul 11, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    Faiza, you have posted some excellent additions to your Hamilton page. I especially enjoyed reading about your hike to Borer?s Falls. I bet the hike was awful in that heat, but the view of the falls was well worth the ordeal.

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    The "other" hamilton page!

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