Flamborough has been called a genuine community of communities. Flamborough takes in urban Waterdown as well as more rural areas such as Greensville. It is surrounded by conservation and recreation areas to offer year-round activities ranging from cross-country skiing in winter to boating and swimming in the summer. Flamborough is a community that cares, with countless service organizations, youth and seniors activities, and sports and recreation programs galore. The sprawling area is filled with conservation and natural spaces. Its major centre of Waterdown is another historical village that has grown to include modern amenities and services.
Flamborough Community Information Services gathers together all services available to the community. The African Lion Safari is one of the Ontario’s key tourist attractions and opened here in 1969 to offer a new animal-friendly take on the traditional zoo. As the Safari literature explains, animals roam free and visitors are caged! They now have more than 1,000 animals representing 100 plus species and have bred 50 species that are considered endangered or threatened. When it comes to natural beauty, Spencer Creek, which originally powered the mills of Crook’s Hollow, also is the water source for two of the area’s most scenic waterfalls, Webster’s and Tew’s Falls, located along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment.