Waterfalls of Ontario.com
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by Mark Harris
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Ontario has hundreds of waterfalls that are yours to discover!

Many of our falls are great places for a family outing. Explore nature, hiking, photography, picnicking. You don't have to go too far out of the way to find some great spots. And most of them are free!

Find Waterfalls by choosing a region from the list at left or by clicking the map index. For the best experience, try searching for waterfalls on Google Earth. Not all waterfalls are created equal, so please read before you visit!

A very special thanks to Gord Collins, Steve Jones, and the others for sharing their great photographs. Many heads (and lenses) are better than one. Thanks guys! If you have information to make this site better, please share on Facebook, or email me at waterfallsofontario at gmail.com
The Top Ten (in alpha order). Click for details

A cool way to navigate this site is by using Google Earth (free download).
  • Scroll through the map to find waterfalls near you. Bigger dots = better falls!
  • Click a dot for details for any site, plus many with a description and photograph.
  • Get custom directions to any waterfall from your house (see example).
  • Turn on Google's photo layer and see lots more pictures of many falls by other people.
Hey! Don't worry if you don't want to use Google Earth! You can still find everything using the Waterfall Lists at top left (directions available too!)

Waterfall in Harrison Park, Owen Sound

Here's a screenshot from Mark's interview on CTV's Province Wide, on May 29, 2011

Important Notice! Read This!

Waterfalls can be dangerous places! People have DIED at waterfalls in Ontario. Mark Harris hereby notifies you that the inclusion of a waterfall on this web site shall in no way represent any guarantee that it is safe to be visited. You are responsible for your own safety at all times! Despite this warning, most waterfalls can be safe to visit - just use your common sense!

We are very lucky that most of our waterfalls are located on public lands. There are a few that are on private property. I have tried to avoid listing those waterfalls found on private property unless they can be seen from a public road. Mark Harris hereby notifies you that inclusion of a waterfall on this web site shall in no way represent permission to visit the property. In other words, even if a waterfall is included on this web site (or in the book), the web site or the book does not give you permission to visit. Please respect private property and do not trespass!

Remember! The physical and cultural landscape is always changing. There is no guarantee that the wording on this web site (or sites to which it links) is correct!

Also, please respect the natural environment. Take lots of pictures, but leave nothing behind. If every person that reads this page accepts the challenge to take back one piece of garbage, we can clean up all of our waterfalls in no time!

Finally, remember that the waterfalls in the northern and eastern portions of the province (as well as the Bruce Peninsula) are in bear territory. You have very little chance of ever encountering a bear. I never have. Just read up on precautions. While you're at it, learn to recognize poison ivy - that's something that I have encountered!

This is only a guide! You are responsible for yourself!
This page was prepared by Mark Harris, London, Ontario, Canada. Updated May 29, 2012. Contact me by e-mail: waterfallsofontario at gmail.com. (replace the "at" with @ )

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