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Upper Princess Falls

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Location  Hamilton, Ontario
Total width  1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Height  6.7 m
Total height  6.7 m (22 ft)
Watercourse  Lang’s Creek
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Type  Complex, Cascade, Ribbon
Similar  Mountview Falls, Scenic Falls, Princess Falls, Cliffview Falls, Westcliffe Falls

Upper princess falls

Upper Princess Falls is a 6.7 metre high complex, cascade, ribbon waterfall found on the Chedoke Radial Trail in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Many of the falls in west Hamilton are accessible from the Chedoke Radial Trail. It is built on what was once the route for the Brantford and Hamilton Electric Railway owned by the Cataract Power Light and Traction Company (later Dominion Power and Transmission). The "Five Johns", (John Cameron, John Dickenson (Canadian politician), John Morison Gibson, John Moodie, Sr. and John Sutherland), form The Cataract Power Co. Ltd. introducing electric power to Hamilton in 1898. On August 25, 1898, power was sent twenty seven miles from DeCew Falls, St. Catharines, using water from the old Welland Canal. New industries, such as the forerunners of the Steel Co. of Canada (Stelco) and Canadian Westinghouse, were attracted here by the cheaper, more efficient power. One time this Company controlled hydro power from Brantford to St. Catharines, including the Hamilton Street Railway and the area's radial lines. Back then the city's nickname was "The Electric City."

Nearby attractions include the Bruce Trail, Chedoke Civic Golf Course, Dundurn Castle, Royal Botanical Gardens, Canadian Football Hall of Fame Museum, Copps Coliseum.

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To reach Upper Princess Falls, from Highway 403 take the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway east to Hamilton. Exit on Mohawk Road, turn left at light (onto Mohawk) and proceed to Scenic Drive. Turn left on Scenic Dr. and travel for 1.5 kilometre to where Scenic Dr. takes a 90 degree bend and on the left side is a small parking lot. From the parking lot look for the entrance to the Bruce Trail and the Chedoke Radial Trail, then follow the combined trails eastward for about five minutes to Upper Princess Falls.


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