Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Hike to waterfalls in the Dundas Valley with ActiveDays

Trail / Hike

Beginner-friendly

Full day

Striking waterfalls and glacial valley are closer than you think. Join ActiveDays on a trip to a conservation area filled with forests, rivers and photo-worthy landscapes. The Dundas Valley is within Hamilton, but you’d never know it once you’re there. Get ready for three waterfalls, brilliant fall forest colours and #nature.

Date

Saturday, Oct 14

Departure buses

8:45am and 9:00am

Return buses

4pm

Price

$42 for adults, $38 for student/seniors, $21 for kids

Bonus

Guided hike included (but feel free to explore on your own)

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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What to expect

A full day of nature, and no need to worry about finding parking

Where to start

If you haven’t booked yet, now’s the time. This fun trip away from the city is an ActiveDays event put on by Parkbus, who are experts at getting locals out into nature near the city. Buses leave from two Toronto locations (see the booking site for the one nearest you). After a short bus ride towards Hamilton, we’ll arrive at your scenic spot for the day: the Dundas Valley, part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere.

Once you’re there

Feel like exploring? Join us on a guided 3–4 hour hike or wander off to find your own trails. Our first stop on the hike will be Tiffany Falls, where we’ll stop for photos before we head out to Sherman Falls and Canterbury Falls. The diverse Carolinian forest zone around us will be starting its shift into pretty fall colours, so there’ll be plenty of scenic photo ops.

The trail is a mix of narrow paths, compact surfaces and even a short section on dirt roads (easy to moderate in difficulty). After a few hours of scoping out the 450-million-year-old geologic history here, we’ll be back in the city by 5pm.

What to bring

We’ll supply a map, info on some of the geology of the area and a guide for a hike (optional, of course). To be ready for the day, please pack:

  • Lunch (nut-free, please!)
  • Good walking shoes or hiking boots
  • 2L of water
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Rain jacket
  • Any medications you need
  • And whatever else you need to have fun on the trail

What to expect with ActiveDays

ActiveDays is a way to meet new people, share stories and have fun. We want to meet you where you’re at – explore solo or join us as a group on this trip. To us, there’s no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. This inclusive community is a chance to get outside and enjoy it in your own way. We hope to see you there!

Can’t make it for this event?

If you can’t make it for this ActiveDays event, check out a DIY guide to chasing waterfalls in the Dundas Valley. Or join other ActiveDays events: Mono Cliffs park day (Saturday, Sept 30) or the day trip to Awenda Provincial Park (Saturday, Sept 23).

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