COVID-19: You Can Now Visit 4 Waterfalls in Hamilton

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has reopened four waterfalls to the public on July 15th.


HCA is implementing various safety measures to ensure a safe visit, and this includes:

  • Practice physical distancing by staying 2 metres (6 feet) apart from other users.
  • Do not gather or arrange to meet friends or other groups.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • Stay on trail at all times

In addition to these measures, the following measures are also recommended:

  • Visitors are asked to consider planning their trip on off-peak times such as early in the morning or on weekdays.
  • Access is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Visitors are asked to limit their stay to one hour or less to ensure everyone can enjoy an experience in nature.
  • Visitors should be prepared to turn back if the parking lot is full. Illegal parking is subject to fines.

Visiting Waterfalls in Hamilton

The waterfall areas reopening include:

  • Tiffany Falls – Accessed through a forested trail, Tiffany falls is a 21-metre cascade waterfall that drops down into a v-shaped ravine. Start from the parking lot on Wilson Street.
  • Devil’s Punchbowl – The two falls, Upper and Lower Punch bowl falls are one of the most popular waterfalls in Hamilton. The Punchbowl and the gorge, created by melt-water rivers at the end of the last ice age, are one of the most picturesque sights of the Niagara Escarpment.
  • Borer’s Falls – Borer’s falls is a beautiful 15-meter curtain waterfall drop at the top of the escarpment. Located next to the Rock Chapel Road, the falls can easily be accessed from Highway 5.
  • Felker’s Falls – Located at the Felker’s Falls Conservation Area, Felker’s Falls is a terraced ribbon 22-meter waterfall that flows over the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The falls can be accessed via The Peter Street trail from the Ackland Street Parking lot.

When: Opens July 15th

Please note that Dundas Peak, Spencer Gorge, Tew Falls, Webster Falls, Crooks Hollow, and Spencer Adventure Trail will remain closed. Trespassers to these areas will be fined.

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