Fifth of a kilometre of fencing in place, but Albion Falls trespassing continues

News Aug 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Signs warning the public not to go into the Albion Falls gorge are in place, but not everyone is listening.

Over the weekend, dozens of people could still be seen around the bottom of the popular waterfall, many of them posting images to social media confirming they had made the trek.

“Accessing the bottom of Albion Falls will be considered trespassing, and visitors may be charged,” the City of Hamilton said in a press release heading into the long weekend; information about any charges being laid was not immediately available.

Around the bottom of the gorge, “No Access” and “Stay on Marked Trail” signs have been installed.

“There is no safe access to the bottom of Albion Falls, and visitors should not enter the water; swimming at the bottom of the falls is prohibited,” the city advised.

The top of the Albion Falls gorge is nearly completely fenced off now, with 215 metres of new fence being added since mid-July. To combat those who hop fences or scoot under them, brush and branches have been used as a barrier.

We did trim back and remove parts of some of the trees to open up sight lines from the safe viewing platforms, including some dead or dying trees in the area,” said parks manager Kara Bunn. “We’ve also used some branches and brush to block off unsanctioned footpaths so visitors don’t get confused about where it’s safe to go.”

The city began fencing and charging trespassers after a photographer fell to his death in the gorge in June. There have been two accidental deaths and numerous rescue calls to Albion since last summer.

From mid-July until the start of the holiday weekend, seven people had been charged with trespassing at Albion falls. Each ticket was for $135.

Fifth of a kilometre of fencing in place, but Albion Falls trespassing continues

Signs in place warning visitors not to enter gorge

News Aug 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Signs warning the public not to go into the Albion Falls gorge are in place, but not everyone is listening.

Over the weekend, dozens of people could still be seen around the bottom of the popular waterfall, many of them posting images to social media confirming they had made the trek.

“Accessing the bottom of Albion Falls will be considered trespassing, and visitors may be charged,” the City of Hamilton said in a press release heading into the long weekend; information about any charges being laid was not immediately available.

Around the bottom of the gorge, “No Access” and “Stay on Marked Trail” signs have been installed.

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“There is no safe access to the bottom of Albion Falls, and visitors should not enter the water; swimming at the bottom of the falls is prohibited,” the city advised.

The top of the Albion Falls gorge is nearly completely fenced off now, with 215 metres of new fence being added since mid-July. To combat those who hop fences or scoot under them, brush and branches have been used as a barrier.

We did trim back and remove parts of some of the trees to open up sight lines from the safe viewing platforms, including some dead or dying trees in the area,” said parks manager Kara Bunn. “We’ve also used some branches and brush to block off unsanctioned footpaths so visitors don’t get confused about where it’s safe to go.”

The city began fencing and charging trespassers after a photographer fell to his death in the gorge in June. There have been two accidental deaths and numerous rescue calls to Albion since last summer.

From mid-July until the start of the holiday weekend, seven people had been charged with trespassing at Albion falls. Each ticket was for $135.

Fifth of a kilometre of fencing in place, but Albion Falls trespassing continues

Signs in place warning visitors not to enter gorge

News Aug 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Signs warning the public not to go into the Albion Falls gorge are in place, but not everyone is listening.

Over the weekend, dozens of people could still be seen around the bottom of the popular waterfall, many of them posting images to social media confirming they had made the trek.

“Accessing the bottom of Albion Falls will be considered trespassing, and visitors may be charged,” the City of Hamilton said in a press release heading into the long weekend; information about any charges being laid was not immediately available.

Around the bottom of the gorge, “No Access” and “Stay on Marked Trail” signs have been installed.

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“There is no safe access to the bottom of Albion Falls, and visitors should not enter the water; swimming at the bottom of the falls is prohibited,” the city advised.

The top of the Albion Falls gorge is nearly completely fenced off now, with 215 metres of new fence being added since mid-July. To combat those who hop fences or scoot under them, brush and branches have been used as a barrier.

We did trim back and remove parts of some of the trees to open up sight lines from the safe viewing platforms, including some dead or dying trees in the area,” said parks manager Kara Bunn. “We’ve also used some branches and brush to block off unsanctioned footpaths so visitors don’t get confused about where it’s safe to go.”

The city began fencing and charging trespassers after a photographer fell to his death in the gorge in June. There have been two accidental deaths and numerous rescue calls to Albion since last summer.

From mid-July until the start of the holiday weekend, seven people had been charged with trespassing at Albion falls. Each ticket was for $135.