Natural beauty is McMaster University! It abounds in and around our campus. We are blessed with a treasure of waterfalls, valleys, meadows, wetlands, and forests to explore and discover. The beautiful environs of West Hamilton are one of the primary reasons McMaster located here almost ninety years ago. Since then, our long association with the world-class Royal Botanical Gardens and other local conservation organizations have ensured that McMaster’s natural backyard is protected and preserved.