Project Bruce Trail Dundas

Project Bruce Trail DundasA beautiful portion of the Bruce Trail runs through the Dundas Valley along creeks and near waterfalls. Three of the waterfalls belong to the Sydenham waterfalls system; Sydenham Falls, Middle Sydenham Falls and Lower Sydenham Falls. They are found in close proximity to each other along Sydenham Creek near Sydenham Road. About 50ft from a portion of the Bruce Trail towards Tews Falls is the Sand Hill. The Sand Hill is a popular hangout for youths and is unfortunately covered in litter. This is one of the areas we really hope to focus on. We will be entering the trail through Cascades Park on Livingstone Drive in Dundas. With so many waterfalls in such close proximity it is bound to be a memorable event for any volunteer.

To get involved at Bruce Trail – Dundas click here.


Team Leaders

John Williams
Jeff Stock
Gerald Smith

If you have a question about this location contact a team leader.


Location History

These waterfalls are named after Baron Charles E.P.T. Sydenham, Governor-General of Upper Canada from 1839 to 1841. Born at Waverley Abbey, near Farnham, Surrey, Thomson was the son of John Buncombe Poulett Thomson, a London merchant, by his wife Charlotte, daughter of John Jacob. His father was the head of J. Thomson, T. Bonar and Company, a successful trading firm that had dealings with Russia. After attending private schools until age 16, Thomson entered the family firm at Saint Petersburg. In 1817 he came home due to poor health and embarked on a prolonged tour of southern Europe. He returned to Russia in 1821 and over the next three years travelled extensively in eastern Europe. He established permanent residence in London in 1824 but frequently visited the Continent, especially Paris.

Lower Sydenham Falls is a 3 metre high and 4 metre wide classical waterfall. Middle Sydenham Falls is a 5 metre high and 5 metre wide classical waterfall. Both of these waterfalls are seasonal and best viewed in the springtime.

Nearby attractions include Webster’s Falls, Tew’s Falls, Bruce Trail and Rock Chapel in Dundas.


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Project Bruce Trail Dundas (Sydenham)

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Project Bruce Trail Dundas (Sydenham) 43.273452, -79.959314 To get involved at Project Bruce Trail Dundas (Sydenham) click here.