Shaver Falls. Photo by Dan Court. Click to enlarge.
Shaver Falls is a Complex Ribbon Cascade located on
a tributary of the Ancaster Creek. Its height is 8 metres (26
feet) and its crest width is 3 metres (10 feet). It experiences
strongest flow during seasonal rains and during the winter snow
Shaver Falls was first brought
to the attention of the Hamilton Waterfall Group when it was
seen on Ray Love's website. Love referred to it as Wilson Falls.
Shaver Falls is located in between Filman Road and Wilson Street,
thus the two alternate names that have been used to describe
this waterfall, however in the 1800's the Shaver family owned
this property and it was called Shaver Falls at that time, thus
the correct name.
How to get there
To reach Shaver Falls, Park at the Tiffany Falls Conservation
Area on Wilson St. and walk down Wilson St. to the Bruce Trail.
Follow the Bruce Trail up the escarpment on the east side.
When you reach the ravine, follow the ravine upstream to Shaver
Falls. At present there is no trail, however the Bruce Trail
Iroquoia Section is in the process of planning and possibly
constructing a side trail to this waterfall.
Another way is to park at the end of Filman Road in the small
parking lot at the Bruce Trail entrance. Follow the Bruce
Trail till you come to the Y and take the left trail and watch
for the falls on your left. This way is half the distance
of the way mentioned on the Shaver page.