Ancaster Sulphur Spring, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

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Posted: July 25, 2009

Category: Canada, Ontario, View All

820 Sulphur Springs Rd.
Ancaster, Ontario L8S4K2
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Maintained by Ancaster Parks and Recreation. Historical Sulphur Fountain in Ancaster. This is NOT for drinking ( although some people do ), better for healing / therapeutic purposes. This spring fed the Sulphur Springs Hotel’s mineral spa in the 1800’s. The waters were considered to have curative properties and hence the Hotel was a popular summer destination. The Hotel closed in 1910 due to two fires. Drinking water is up the road @ 1109 Sulphur Springs Road.

This about the history of the area surrounding the spring: http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/local_hermitage.html

Nearest Address

820 Sulphur Springs Road

Directions from Nearest Address

Ancaster is up on “the mountain” – the escarpment, from Hamilton ON. To take the highway, you would exit the QEW at the 403 Hamilton. Go up the mountain, passed the LINK exit. Take the “Fiddler’s Green” exit, and go towards Ancaster (there is a sign). Within approx. 2 blocks, fiddler’s green ends in a T intersection. Take a right, and immediate left onto “Lover’s Lane”. Keep going straight on this road, as it changes names to Sulphur Springs rd and Mineral Springs Rd.

You are now driving through the conservation area, and there is good hiking on the Bruce Trail. On the right, you will see a small heritage museum and trail parking (there is an outhouse here). Turn RIGHT immediately after this, onto Sulphur Springs Rd.

There will be some dirt road and some hill. At the bottom of the hill, you will see the “sulphur” spring, smells and tastes better than egg salad! Saw a yellow bird drinking from it. Lots of jewel weed grows at the stream here.

Keep going up the hill and down another to reach the “Ancaster Wells” as the small square building is labeled. There is a driveway and parking for about 5 cars. There is also the only street light for miles.

You will see 2 continuous flowing wells from spouts. I have heard that they have two different sources. I prefer the one that has the information posted on the side… Use your own judgment.

Also – glass bottles recommended (of course!) as the sulphur will erode anything else.

This water revived my houseplants from near death and lessened mung bean sprouting time by one whole day!

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: High in sulphur
  • Temp: 6.5 C
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Always

GPS:

N/A

Map Link: Ancaster Wells Map

Submitted by: tbuschlen, Mo Rosati

+Comments
  1. milijana says:

    Does anyone experience stomach distress (e.g. diarrhea) after drinking this highly sulphuric spring water? Perhaps my diet is already too high in sulphur (e.g. greens, kale) and/or my liver can't handle it, etc.

  2. MoRosati says:

    I made a new video about the Ancaster Sulphur Spring here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9io6FS7Vwlw

    Thanks,
    Mo

  3. MoRosati says:

    Hi Milijana, I would not recommend drinking this water but I would use it topically, this bypasses your taste buds & stomach but still gets into your body. Use this water by soaking, bathing or massaging it into your skin / body for healing & therapeutic purposes.

    This old book mentions this extraordinary water source…
    1800's Mineral Spring Book by John Bell
    http://bit.ly/eoABc ( direct download )
    http://bit.ly/wEylX ( online version )

    Thanks,
    Mo

  4. Mo Rosati says:

    I made a new video about the Ancaster Sulphur Spring here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9io6FS7Vwlw

    Thanks,
    Mo

  5. Mo Rosati says:

    Hi Milijana, I would not recommend drinking this water but I would use it topically, this bypasses your taste buds & stomach but still gets into your body. Use this water by soaking, bathing or massaging it into your skin / body for healing & therapeutic purposes.

    This old book mentions this extraordinary water source…
    1800's Mineral Spring Book by John Bell
    http://bit.ly/eoABc ( direct download )
    http://bit.ly/wEylX ( online version )

    Thanks,
    Mo

  6. soinfectious says:

    I live in the area. So, I brought large plastic containers to bring it home to therapeutically bath
    with it. First, I fill up the tub with just hot water, letting it sit 20 minutes to burn off the chlorine. Then, I light a candle and pour in 10 liters of the sulpher springs water from Ancaster ontario. I have been doing this every day for one week, then every other day for a week and have noticed some improvement of my inflammation to heels, back and my elbows. But, is it safe to continue this ratio?
    Venessa, Dundas ON

    • Mo Rosati says:

      Hi Venessa ( I just sent this reply to your e-mail but I thought I would post it here for others to see as well )

      Yes, it’s perfectly safe to use the water at 820 Sulphur Springs Road for bathing purposes, it’s the best way to get that highly mineralized water into your body & bypass your taste buds & your intestinal system. I do not actually use ANY ratio of tap water at all, I gather enough of this water to bath in all by its self ( about 60 to 80 liters of it ) then let it sit at room temperature to warm up or if it’s hot out, I’ll let it sit in the sun for about 4 hours & it will heat up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. When the Sulphur Springs Spa hotel was in business, they would just heat the sulphur water & use it all on it’s own ( without diluting it ) & provide sulphur baths to the hotel visitors.

      The method you’re describing below should still be beneficial to some degree but I imagine the effects would be very subtle because of the ratio of heated tap water to sulphur water. I do realize that it’s a lot of work to gather enough of this sulphur water to fill a bath & getting it warm enough to bath in is even more difficult but I’m always thinking of ways to make it easier. Now if you had a specific part of your body that needed to be treated ( for example a hand, foot, elbow, knee etc . ) than it would be easy to heat up 4 – 10 liters of sulphur water & than just soak that part of your body in the water for as long as you needed. A friend of mine came up with a great idea, she was planning on bringing a kiddie pool directly to the sulphur spring, filling it up with water & just jump in, it would be freezing though!

      Anyway, I hope this info helped – please feel free to contact me anytime.

      Thanks,
      Mo Rosati – mrosati72@gmail.com

  7. Brock Ingham says:

    I just visited this spring today and got a TDS count of 3900. I didn’t even realize my meter went that high.

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