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The Nature of Waterfalls

Ontario's internationally recognized Niagara Escarpment provides perfect geological conditions for waterfalls to occur, from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.  In Hamilton, it's been said that if the Escarpment is the city's crown, then its waterfalls are the sparkling jewels in that tiara.  More than 100 waterfalls have been identified within its boundaries, so Hamilton could well be known as the "City of Waterfalls".

To learn more about the natural areas each waterfall is located in, click on the ESA (Environmentally Sensitive Area) link on each waterfalls' page.  It includes information about the natural area's physical features, flora and fauna and the significance of the area.


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