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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:
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).