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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Spencer Gorge

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Perhaps the most scenic of Hamilton’s natural areas, Spencer Gorge spans the escarpment and contains two of Hamilton’s most well-known waterfalls: Webster’s and Tew’s Falls. Tew’s Falls is the tallest waterfall in Hamilton and, at 41 meters high, is only a few meters shorter than Niagara Falls. In comparison, Webster’s Falls is possibly one of Hamilton’s most visited and most beautiful waterfalls and is contained in a gorgeous park area that can be accessed through the same trails as Dundas Peak. There is no walking trail access between Webster’s and Tew’s.

Dundas Peak is another cliffside viewpoint that highlights the expanse of the Gorge. With views of Hamilton, Dundas, and Spencer Gorge it is a sight everyone must see!

Please note as Spencer Gorge becomes more popular, increasing pressure is being put on the parking areas and surrounding community.  Please be aware that bylaw officers will be patrolling the community areas during busy times in the area and you may be ticketed if you are parked illegally.

Spencer Gorge Website

Directions From McMaster University:

Spencer Gorge

Harvest Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 4W2, Canada

Area Photo Gallery: