Hamilton, Ontario is known as the “City of Waterfalls” thanks to the 100+ waterfalls that can be found throughout the city and surrounding neighbourhoods. Despite living only 30 minutes away from Hamilton, I’ve never actually visited them myself…. but this summer I’ve made it a priority to visit Ontario’s most beautiful sights – which definitely includes Webster Falls. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Webster Falls, and some gorgeous pictures in case you need a little more convincing!
Webster Falls is located on Fallsview Road in Hamilton. When you drive down Fallsview Road you can’t miss the parking lot! We paid $10 to park, and $5 each to enter to Conservation Area. We visited on the Sunday of the Victoria Day weekend so the park and trails were particularly busy, but not busy that they were unenjoyable.
Once we parked the car we followed the signs and trail towards the falls. The trail actually takes you to the top of the falls, where you will see a picturesque stream flowing towards the waterfall and a little bridge that looks straight out of a fairy tail! The entire area felt like a small European town – I completely forgot that I was just a short drive from the city of Hamilton.
Technically, I don’t think you are suppose to go down to the bottom of the falls since there were multiple fences blocking us from entering here…. but I was wearing a shirt that said “wild” so I was feeling pretty adventurous lol.
Paul’s such a good photographer that he was able to angle our pictures in a way that didn’t show the 100 other people that were there at the same time. If you think this area is going to peaceful and that you’ll have the falls to yourself you’ll be sadly mistaken! The falls are absolutely stunning, and well worth the visit, but the area is crowded.
One of the benefits of visiting Webster Falls is that for the price of parking and entrance you can also visit Tews Falls (pictured above). We only visited Tews Falls from above, but you can also get down to the bottom of these falls through the trails. The bottom of Tews Falls was significantly less crowded. From the viewing point above I only noticed 2 or 3 people below!