Sisters of Mary Falls is located on a tributary of the Sulphur Creek which is sometimes called Canterbury Creek. It is located upstream of Canterbury Falls, thus the alternate name of Upper Canterbury Falls. It is situated on the property owned by the Sisters of Mount Mary Immaculate convent/school complex in the Ancaster section of Hamilton.
Sisters of Mary Falls is considered a Talus Ribbon Cascade. However, a large rock at the top has given it the appearance of a Twin Talus Ribbon Cascade, as this rock diverts the water around both sides of it.
Its height is 15.7 metres (51 feet) and its crest width is 5 metres (16 feet) due to the twin nature at the top.
The Hamilton Waterfall Group only became aware of this waterfall following one of Joe Hollick’s talks on the Waterfalls of Hamilton. In Spring 2007, after doing his talk for the Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series for the Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre, one person by the name of Cam told Joe that there was one waterfall he had seen that was not in the slide show. After receiving directions, Joe located it shortly afterward.
How to get there
Sisters of Mary Falls is now signed No Trespassing and it can not be accessed.
Photos of Sisters of Mary Falls