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.
Are you looking to explore natural areas outside of Hamilton? Ontario is filled with beautiful parks, conservation areas, and natural spaces all across the province. Please visit the following sites to learn more about places near you!
Information Box Group
Ontario Trails Council
The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) is a charity that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario. OTC is a great resource for information and best use practices for trails across the province.
Ontario Parks is the largest provider of outdoor recreation opportunities in Ontario. There are over 330 Ontario Parks, that cover 8% of Ontario’s landmass which is over 82,000 km2! Check out their website to find a park near you!
The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath. Stretching 900 km from Niagara to Tobermory in southern Ontario, it provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The Waterfront Regeneration Trust has assisted communities revitalize their waterfronts and their Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is currently a total distance of 2,161 km spanning from Sault Ste Marie to the Quebec Border!