Lower Princess Falls in wintertime.
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick. Click to enlarge
Lower Princess Falls, also known as Princess
Falls, is 39 metres (130 feet) in height and its crest width
is 3 metres (10 feet). It is a complex ribbon cascade and plunge
falls. Lower Princess Falls is also the second highest waterfall
Lower Princess Falls is actually the
lower section of the total Princess waterfall system. The
upper section is called Upper Princess Falls or Princess
Falls. This waterfall is considered two separate waterfalls
because the two parts cannot be seen together from one location.
The Upper and Lower sections are separated by the Chedoke Radial
At this time we do not know how this
waterfall system became known as Princess Falls, thus more
research is needed to find out.
Lower Princess Falls is also mentioned on the "Waterfalls
of Hamilton- Autumn" poster by Joe Hollick.
How to get there
Lower Princess Falls can be seen
from Highway #403 as you drive the Niagara Escarpment up-bound.
You cannot see Upper Princess Falls from the highway. Because
thousands of motorists drive this highway daily, Lower Princess
Falls is considered the most viewed waterfall in Hamilton
even though it is dry about half of the time!
Access to this waterfall is difficult.
Lower Princess Falls Photos
Lower Princess Falls in full flow.
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick.Click to enlarge
Lower Princess Falls in winter.
Photo courtesy of David Piano.Click to enlarge
The photos below were sent in by David Wootton. click to
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