Skip to navigation content (Press Enter).

Nature @ McMaster

Welcome Message from President Patrick Deane

Welcome to Nature @ McMaster! The University is fortunate to be located in an area that is rich in natural beauty and ecological and geological diversity. Within Hamilton alone there are more than 81 environmentally significant areas ranging from wetlands, marsh, and hardwood forests to prairie, alvar and escarpment habitat. This website highlights and showcases some of the wonderful natural areas in close proximity to our campus and includes links to key Conservation organizations and partners who work hard to maintain, preserve and protect our rich natural heritage.

I encourage all members of the McMaster community to take advantage of our unique location and take the time to explore Hamilton's natural landscape. Whether you hike the trails, visit the waterfalls, study the flora and fauna, or simply relax and observe nature, I have no doubt that you will enjoy discovering McMaster's Backyard.


Patrick Deane
President and Vice-Chancellor

McMaster's backyard

Published on Nov 11, 2013

McMaster is well known for its natural surroundings, bordering Cootes Paradise and the Royal Botanical Gardens. In this month's video conversation, President Patrick Deane is joined by Integrated Science student and co-president of the Cootes Paradise Club Madeena Homayoun, who talks about why students love McMaster's backyard.