Tiffany Falls

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Tiffany Falls
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Tiffany Falls
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Coordinates 43°14′22″N79°57′31″W / 43.23944°N 79.95861°W / 43.23944; -79.95861 Coordinates: 43°14′22″N79°57′31″W / 43.23944°N 79.95861°W / 43.23944; -79.95861
Type Ribbon
Total height21 m (69 ft)
Total width6 m (20 ft)
WatercourseTiffany Creek
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Tiffany Falls in Winter

Tiffany Falls is a 21-metre-high (69 ft) ribbon waterfall located in the Tiffany Falls Conservation Area, just off of Wilson Street East, Ancaster, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [1] Tiffany Falls was named after Dr. Oliver Tiffany, the district's first doctor. Born in Massachusetts, he studied medicine at the Philadelphia Medical College, and came to Ancaster Township in 1796. [2]

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Best viewed in the early spring as it tends to dry up in the summer months. [3] Used for ice-climbing in the winter months with permission from the Hamilton Conservation Authority. [4]

Nearby attractions include Sherman Falls, Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Hermitage Ruins, Fieldcote Museum and Griffin House. [1]

Directions

Take Highway 403 coming into Hamilton exit at Main Street West and drive past McMaster University. Take a left by the West Village Suites to continue on Main Street West, and it eventually becomes Wilson Street. This takes you up the escarpment. Halfway up you will be directed by Tiffany Falls street signs.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Hamilton Conservation Authority: Parks & Attractions- Tiffany Falls". Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  2. "Hamilton- Waterfall Capital of the World". (www.cityofwaterfalls.ca). Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  3. "Great Lakes Waterfalls & Beyond- Tiffany Falls". (www.gowaterfalling.com). Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  4. "Hamilton Nature- Tiffany Falls (www.hamiltonnature.org)" . Retrieved 2008-07-27.

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