McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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Hamilton Conservation Authority

Borer’s Falls, also known as Rock Chapel Falls, is a 17.7-metre high curtain-style waterfall that looks beautiful year round. Surrounded by the Borer’s Conservation Area and Rock Chapel Sanctuary, this is is Hiker’s Haven involving a section of the Bruce Trail and connecting Cootes Paradise to the Niagara Escarpment. It features the largest single population of Red Mulberry (a nationally endangered tree species) in Canada.  The area is managed by HCA and the Royal Botanical Gardens as a nature reserve.  It also provides a link between Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment.

Go for a hike and enjoy the natural beauty of these falls and the surrounding nature!

Borer’s/Rockchapel Website

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Borer's Falls, Hamilton, ON L9H 5E2, Canada

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