We’re celebrating Ontario’s natural wonders, and what better way to start than with a wonder Ontario is famous for – stunning waterfalls!
From the majestic Niagara Falls, to the spring run-off waterfalls tucked away in Ontario’s forests, discovering these natural wonders is always rewarding! Here are some of your picks for the best waterfalls in the province:
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Submitted by Jordan S.
Formed by the melt water from the Wisconsin Glacier over 12,000 years ago, Niagara Falls flows majestically at the crossroads of the United States and Ontario, Canada. On the Ontario side, the Horseshoe Falls span a distance of nearly 0.8 km (0.5 mi.), stand 17 storeys high and push 155 million litres (34 million gallons) of water per minute over the brink into the raging Niagara River below.
Webster’s Falls – Hamilton, Ontario
Submitted by Meg H, Stephanie D, Charlie L. and @HeartofOntario
Hamilton, Ontario’s alter-ego? The City of Waterfalls! Hamilton boasts over 100 waterfalls identified by Hamilton Conservation Authority, found along the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment. Webster’s Falls is one of the many beautiful falls in the area, and is part of a great hike through lush surroundings.
Kakabeka Falls, Ontario
Submitted by Laurie D. and Charlie L.
Known as Niagara of the North, Kakabeka Falls plunges 40 metres over sheer cliffs and some of the oldest fossils in the world. Want to catch the perfect photo of the falls? Get a bird’s-eye view from platforms and trails along the gorge.
Indian Falls – Owen Sound, Ontario
Submitted by Rebecca C. and Jean Z.
A hike to this stunning waterfall takes you along the Indian Creek riverbed and heads uphill into a wooded landscape. Once you make your way to the top you’ll get a spectacular view of the 15m high Indian Falls.
Aubrey Falls, Ontario
Submitted by Jon A.
Aubrey Falls is a large, isolated and about 80 km north of Lake Huron on the Mississagi River. The falls are the center of the small Aubrey Falls Provincial Park.
Which is your waterfall is your favourite?