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Happy Waterfalling in Hamilton

Coming up in the May issue of More of Our Canada, our My Hometown feature was sent in by Joseph Hollick of Hamilton, Ont. On a mission to document and photograph all of the 142 waterfalls in the city of Hamilton, Joseph was happy to share this more natural side of his city.

Joseph finds visiting the falls a delight at any time of the year as the scenes can change drastically. Since we couldn’t publish all his photos in the magazine, here are some more for you to enjoy.

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Centennial Falls

Centennial Falls

Centennial Falls hides behind the Niagara Escarpment’s dense green growth in summer.

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Sherman Falls

Sherman Falls

The spectacular colours of Sherman Falls in Autumn

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Billy Monkley

Billy Monkley

The Billy Monkley Cascade in Winter. “Hamilton’s waterfalls are not just for viewing one time or only in good weather,” says Joseph.

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Devil's Punch Bowl

Devil’s Punch Bowl

You can find out about the names and histories of the various waterfalls in Hamilton at various websites, such as www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca

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Erland Falls

Erland Falls

“In springtime most of Hamilton’s falls are flowing, even those that normally are dry, like Erland Falls.”

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Great Falls

Great Falls

“One of the more recent serious waterfallers, Chris Ecklund, founded www.cityofwaterfalls.ca,” writes Joseph. “He and his group on occasion will light up a Hamilton waterfall with coloured lights – what a thrill to experience this at Great Falls.”

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Hunter Falls

Hunter Falls

Visiting Hunter Falls in late autumn just before sunset, Joseph was able to capture the warm glow on the waterfall and ice.

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Tews Falls

Tews Falls

“In winter, ice volcanoes can form at numerous waterfalls,” says Joseph.

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Tiffany Falls

Tiffany Falls

Tiffany Falls where one can sometimes find ice climbers.

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Wall Falls

Wall Falls

“A few falls originate from cracks or crevices in the escarpment wall face and not the surface,” writes Joseph.