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.