About this Web Site
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

What This Site is About
This web site is about natural waterfalls in the province of Ontario, Canada. Waterfalls occur where creeks and rivers tumble over a rocky ridge. Most of our waterfalls can be viewed or explored from publicly owned land. Whether in the city, town, countryside or woodland, there is usually a path or trail that you can walk on to visit a waterfall. This web page provides you with tips on how to find the waterfalls, and what to expect if you visit.

Learn how to find and explore waterfalls in Ontario.

Read about the history of this web site and the book.

Ontario is a province in central Canada, occupying the area north of the Great Lakes. This is the home of Canada's biggest city, Toronto, Canada's capital Ottawa, and also one half of Niagara falls, probably the world's best-known waterfall (the other half resides in New York State). The southern portion is dominated by farms and cities, while the northern 9/10ths is dominated by rocky woodlands.

This is the 5th edition of this web site, which was first created in 1999. Between May 2012 and May 2014, the web pages on this site were viewed over 370,000 times.

If you enjoy the web site, please consider purchasing the book called "Waterfalls of Ontario." This was published by Firefly Books in 2003. After the sale of 10,000 copies, a second edition was published in 2011. At $29, it makes a great gift for the outdoors enthusiast or nature lover.

Read more about the published book.

About the Author and his Helpers
This web site is designed and maintained by Mark Harris of London, Ontario, Canada. To send me an email please use mark at waterfallsofontario.com (just switch the "at" to "@").

Read about how this web site and book project began.

Of course, I've had an enormous amount of help from many other waterfall fans. Through the years, users of this site have contributed hundreds of photographs of waterfalls. Many of the pictures are for sites that I haven't visited, or, that I visited long before I had a decent camera. Without their help, this web site wouldn't be the same.

A special thanks goes out to Gord Collins and Steve "Indonesia" Jones, who have both contributed a large number of photographs. This site certainly wouldn't be the same without their input. A number of other people have provided photos and updates on sites. I can't remember everyone that has provided information. Sorry! But I do know that the following people have contributed photographs:

Thanks everyone! And thanks to those that I may have missed! Please let me know if I forgot to add you to the list. Also, let me know if you want a link to your web site.


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  Warning / Disclaimer
You must read the warning / disclaimer page before relying on this web page.

  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit this waterfall.
  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that this web site does not give you permission to visit this waterfall or to trespass.


  The northern and eastern portions of the province (as well as the Bruce Peninsula) are "bear territory". Be prepared!


  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that the directions provided on this web site are correct, safe and/or legal.

You are responsible for yourself!


© Copyright Mark Harris May, 2014. London, Ontario. With lots of help from visitors like you!