Dundas Valley Waterfalls Hike
Explore glacial valleys, lush forests and striking waterfalls
June 8. JUly 20, or September 28
ActiveDays invites you to come out and explore the incredible waterfalls and glacial valleys that are closer than you think!
The Dundas Valley lies next to Hamilton — but you would never know it. This conservation area contains waterfalls, forests, meadows, rivers and unique geological formations. The Dundas Valley spreads out into Lake Ontario and is part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere. There is a 450 million year old geologic history here and we will be walking through the biodiverse Carolinian Forest that can be found nowhere else in Canada. Along the way, we will encounter three breathtaking waterfalls — Tiffany, Sherman and Canterbury Falls.
One of the great things about this hike, is it allows for us to add on sections of trail to extend and shorten the hike to meet different hikers needs. The hike can be as short as 6-7kms for some and can be lengthened to 12-13km for others. We will have different groups walking at different paces. We will be dropped off at Tiffany Falls and be picked up from the Dundas Valley Trail Centre.
This is a trip not to be missed. Come out and make new friends, visit new places and see how the outdoors is closer to the city than you think.
THIS ACTIVEDAYS TRIP IS ORGANIZED BY THE ACTIVEDAYS COMMUNITY. SEE ALL ACTIVEDAYS TRIPS AND JOIN US VIA OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!
9:00am: Pick-up at 34 Asquith Ave, near Yonge and Bloor Subway
10:30am: Start Hiking
12:30pm: Lunch break (Lunch is not included. Please pack a lunch and water for yourself)
3:15pm: Depart Dundas Valley Trail Centre
4:30pm: Return to Toronto
WHAT TO BRING
LUNCH! and snacks. Please make sure to bring something that you can eat on the side of the trail.
Water (at least 1.5L)
Hat, Bugspray, Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing- Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for a nice warm day or a slightly chilly rainy one, or both!
Supportive hiking shoes or boots
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or wander off on your own adventure.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
ActiveDays is made possible in part by the fantastic support of our partners at Mountain Equipment Co-op