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Canterbury Falls

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Photo By: Dave De Jong

Canterbury Falls
Canterbury Falls. Photo by Lorraine Booker. Click to enlarge.

Canterbury Falls is located on Canterbury Creek, which is a tributary of the Sulphur Creek. It is a Terraced Ribbon Cascade 9.5 metres (31 feet) in height and its crest width is 3.3 metres (11 feet). This waterfall enjoys year-round flow.

History

Canterbury Falls is located on property once owned by the Milne family. Lieutenant Willam Milne (1766-1826) bought the land in 1819. After William Milne's death, the heirs sold all the land to James Milne in 1832. In 1845, the property was sold to Alexander Tower. In 1960 it was purchased from the Hamilton Lions Club by the current owners, the Anglican Church of Canada, Hamilton Diocese, which operates the site as conference retreat, church and children's camp.

In late 2007 and early 2008 the Bruce Trail Iroquoia Section built a new bridge over Canterbury Creek at Canterbury Falls. The existing bridge that was there was moved eastward to span a smaller creek at Little Canterbury Falls.

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Canterbury Falls
Canterbury Falls in winter. Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick
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Canterbury Falls
Canterbury Falls. Photo courtesy of David Wootton.
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Canterbury Falls
Photo By: Dave De Jong

 

 

 

 

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