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Little Falls on Wilson Street

Little Falls on Wilson Street
Little Falls in spring.
Photo by Chris Ecklund. Click to enlarge
Billy Green Falls
Little Falls in full flow.
Photo by Jeremy Shortt. Click to enlarge

Little Falls, also known as Little Falls on Wilson Street and Waterfall on Wilson Street, is a Terraced Ribbon Cascade. It is 7 metres tall (23 feet) and its crest measures 1.2 metres (4 feet), although the crest widens out lower down to 3 metres (10 feet). It experiences its strongest flow during rainstorms and the winter snow melt.

This waterfall is located on a tributary of the Ancaster Creek.


Little Falls was first featured on the poster "Waterfalls of Hamilton Seasons" in 2002 and was called Waterfall on Wilson St. at that time. In 2004 the Hamilton Waterfall Group assigned the name of Little Falls to it.

How to get there

To view this waterfall, drive up Wilson St. towards Ancaster and just past where the two lanes upbound merge into one lane. Little Falls is located on the east side of Wilson St. at that location.

Little Falls can be viewed from a car when driving upbound on Wilson Street if the leaves are off the trees.

Photos of Little Falls

Little Falls on Wilson Street
Little Falls
Photo courtesy of David Wootton. Click to enlarge
Little Falls on Wilson Street
Little Falls
Photo courtesy of David Wootton. Click to enlarge
Little Falls on Wilson Street
Little Falls
Photo courtesy of David Wootton. Click to enlarge
Little Falls
Little Falls. Photo by Dan Court. Click to enlarge
Little Falls
Little Falls. Photo by David Piano. Click to enlarge.
Little Falls on Wilson Street
Little Falls. Photo by Joe Hollick. Click to enlarge