The Waterfall Capital of the World is Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

By: Jim Bamboulis

If you still think Hamilton is a city full of factories and weird smells, then you don’t know Hamilton. Besides having a badass food and restaurant scene, Hamilton boasts natural wonders that are incredible.

Like waterfalls.


There are over 100 waterfalls in Canada’s steel town, making Hamilton the waterfall capital of the planet. Recently, I visited a few of the these stunning natural wonders and was amazed to see them during the winter.

With all that water crashing down onto the ice below, it’s truly a beautiful experience.  Check it out the vlog below and see for yourselves why Hamilton is worth a visit.

For more information about all the waterfalls in the Hamilton area, please refer to this website. It has loads of info about all waterfalls, accessibility and directions.

Heads up, some of the waterfalls have become very popular in recent years. That said, you may have to pay an entrance fee to see some of the waterfalls. Some charge a vehicle fee AND a per-person fee.

Here’s a map of the five waterfalls I visited. This should give you a pretty good idea about time and distance between them. Some are very close to each other, some not. Plan your route and enjoy as many as you can.

Have you been to the Hamilton waterfalls?  Which ones do you recommend visitors check out?  Let us know in the comment section below!

About me

IMG-20161106-WA0017.jpgI spent 15 years in the broadcast media world before starting up Travel Mammal, a site dedicated to travel, food and cultural experiences.

Travel Mammal isn’t about the selfie or checking things off a list. It’s about experiencing both the journey and the destination. To breathe, learn and really absorb what’s around you, in the moment and experiencing in a way that is both memorable and meaningful.

Cheers and happy travels!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. hlbtoo says:

    loved your piece on Hamilton’s waterfalls and was impressed by the many different and beautiful falls but you did kind of oversell, Iguazu in Argentina has hundreds of waterfalls many taller and wider than Niagara…but yes, Hamilton is still impressive…

  2. I had no idea that Hamilton had so many waterfalls! Amazing.

    1. travelmammal says:

      I’m glad that you found out about them here! 🙂 So when are you planning to see them?

      1. Probably by the end of March at the latest. But with that many waterfalls, we may have to make a few trips to the Hammer.

  3. carnecary says:

    Hamilton will be my next trip, thanks a lot for sharing this 🙂

    1. travelmammal says:

      Cheers and thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

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