Tiffany Falls- Frozen & Fabulous!!!

Not adventuring for someone like me is difficult.  Whenever I have a spare hour or two, or more, I start thinking of a place I can run off to and explore it.  But sadly, time for me,  doesn’t always allow that.  Suprisingly to people who know me and are on my facebook, especially, think blogging and adventuring is my full time job.  This,  is actually not a job at all, it is what I do for fun and what I need to do to survive. Exploring is like breathing air to me, it is necessary for life.

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On Friday night around 1030pm, I was advised that the plans I had for 1030am were going to be delayed somewhat. As the weather expected Sunday wasn’t the best, I was dying to get out Saturday morning, even for a few hours to check out some waterfalls I’d seen online, that were, at the moment,  frozen, and looked amazingly cool. (no pun intended)

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The solution, get up really early Saturday and arrive at my destination at sunrise, spend a few hours exploring some awesome waterfalls, and then head back home in time for my late morning plans!  So that is what I did!

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I arrived at Tiffany Conservation Area around 8am.  The drive was  less than an hour and at this time of the morning, I was all alone.  I paid the $2.00 to park through the automated machine, put on my backpack and off I went, walking around the “Icy Trail Condtions” blockade, noting to be very careful where I stepped.

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The trail to the falls was really pretty. It zigzagged somewhat and bridges were placed over Tiffany Creek that were very picturesque.  I could hear the falls immediately upon arrival but they were hidden behind all the zigzags so far!

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According to Widepedia, Tiffany Falls is a 21 metre high ribbon waterfall in Hamilton, Ontario.   It was named after the districts first doctor, Dr. Oliver Tiffany who was born in Massachusetts, studied at the Philadelphia Medial College and came to the township of Ancaster in 1796.

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Due to my early arrival, although the sun was up, because I was in a deep valley, it had not technically arrived here, so unfortunately some of my pictures are a bit dark.

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I went around a small bend and magically, the beautiful Tiffany Falls appeared in front of me!!!! TADAAAA!


I continued on to the viewing platform to check out the information plaque. Then started taking pictures like they were going out of style! lol

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I spent quite a bit of time just staring in amazement at this awesome natural wonder!

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Then I started to walk around, very carefully, as it really was slippery,  and explore the area as much as I could.  Delighted I was all alone, but cautious not to do anything stupid and fall through the ice that wasn’t as thick as I would’ve liked it.

It looked like someone had gone though on a previous visit.

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I went to the bottom of one of the side falls and saw huge chunks of ice that had fallen from the falls. They were frozen in ribbons, like the icicles above and had the coolest shape to them.


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I thought it was so cool how the bottom of the falls/icicles were so smooth and rounded when the icicles above them were so sharp and pointy.  I was also a bit sad because they were melting and amazing as it looked and sounded, it was another sign that winter in this area, was not completely present this year.

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Slowly I started to make my way back to the car, although I could’ve happily spent hours here listening to the glorious sound of the water rushing and the tranquility of the hour.

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And just as quickly as I made it in, I made it back out, admiring the view the newly risen sun was giving me on my return back to the parking lot. On to the next adventure!!!

I really hope you enjoyed my strangely short blog post exploring Tiffany Conservation Area.  If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please leave a messsage and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to !

Happy Exploring!

Camper Christina


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  1. danaelizabethx February 9, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    SUCH COOL PICS!!!! 🙂

    • camperchristina February 9, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

      thanks my friend! Glad you liked them. I was pretty impressed by them. I actually booked an ice climb at the end of the month in haliburton… well… almost booked. 🙂

      • danaelizabethx February 9, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

        OMG!! Can’t wait for that post- how exciting!!!

        • camperchristina February 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

          You wanna come? 🙂 I’ve got another blogger friend thinning on it. The more the merrier! 🙂

          • danaelizabethx February 12, 2016 at 10:26 am

            Ah! Just seeing this now! Sorry don’t know how I missed it!! We should for sure sometime do a collaboration post, but I won’t be able to come up anytime soon- need to save for Peru and a new car :/ but thanks so much for the invite!!! I will take a rain (or snow!!) check!! 🙂

  2. kyrapaterson February 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    I love the pictures where you are looking up at the ice above you. Beautiful!! And your ice climbing adventure sounds awesome! (Oh to be a full time job!)

    • camperchristina February 10, 2016 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Wouldn’t that be amazing, but sadly I already have 2 full time jobs! HAHAHA. Thanks for the lovely compliment and for checking out my post. Looking forward to seeing yours later on today. Meeting a deadline for a concert review today. Fun fun! and then getting ready for a winter FREEZING trip! hahaha. Happy exploring!

  3. Pacific North Wanderers February 10, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

    That looks like an amazing place to visit. Great photos and videos! Those broken ice ribbons on the ground-WOW-I would love to see something like that in person!

    Thanks for including a bit of history in the post as well. I always love learning how some of these places came to be named 🙂


  4. Heather February 10, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I love frozen waterfalls. Visited some in the Niagara region a few years back. Is this a part of the Bruce Trail? Hamilton’s not too far for me! Great pics – especially the ones looking up at the falls!

    • camperchristina February 10, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Hi Heather! Thanks for checking out my post and for commenting (and for the retweets 🙂 ) Yes, it is part of the bruce trail. The drive was about 40 minutes from St. Catharines. There are countless waterfalls between here and there and I plan on visiting as many as I can find! I think they are even prettier frozen and I am so happy I took the time I had to go see them! 🙂 Thanks for the great compliment! I hope to hear from you again! Happy Adventures my friend!

  5. Oleksandra Budna February 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I completely agree with you that time in nature is a necessity. Great shots! The frozen waterfalls look magical.

  6. M.Barrett February 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Great post – I like the use of the mini videos, give a better feel of what you’re actually looking at and experiencing. I might utilise that myself in future posts!

  7. hikingthegta February 13, 2016 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Very interesting read Christina. I was out looking at several frozen waterfalls today. They’re so beautiful this time of year.

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