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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Dundas Valley

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Dundas Valley Conservation Area covers over 1200 hectares of lush Carolinian forests, colourful meadows, cold water streams and a variety of geological formations. The conservation area contains 40 kilometers of trail systems developed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority including Canada’s first inter-urban rail trail which spans 32 Km from Hamilton to Brantford. The Bruce Trail also runs through the conservation area, coming down from Spencer Gorge, it goes on through the area towards Tiffany Falls and the Niagara Escarpment.

The rich natural environment existing here and along the Niagara Escarpment has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is a great site to visit year-round!



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Dundas Valley

650 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5E3, Canada

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