Metcalfe Rock Spring, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada


Posted: February 9, 2011

Category: Canada, North America, Ontario, View All

415477 10th Line
Blue Mountains, ON N0H 2P0
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“Special thanks to YouTube user DDELMARSMITH for telling us about this source. Although it’s not ultra low TDS like the Kearney Natural Spring, there is NO question about it, this Metcalfe Rock Spring in Kolapore Uplands is indeed very special, it’s has a blueish, purple violet colour that you can clearly see in the vid & pic. I believe this water is coming from or running along an ancient underground glacier in that area. My only water sample did show levels of both Total Colifrm & E.Coli bacteria in the water, so you are drinking this water at your own risk. Although we both drank this water with no ill effects, I’m looking forward to taking more samples in the future & encourage you to do the same.” – Mo Rosati

Nearest Address

415477 10th line

Directions from Nearest Address

From the parking lot, just follow either of the trails for about 3 minutes which lead to the wooden bridge where the spring is located. You might need a carrying device if you are using large glass bottles.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 225
  • Temp: 5.6° C
  • pH: 7.38

Hours Spring is Open:



Map Link: Metcalfe Rock Spring Map

Submitted by: Mo Rosati

  1. guest says:


    why bother posting it?

  2. Bek says:

    went to the spring today, amazing location and the water tastes wonderful. Have you taken any more readings on the water there? Is it safe to drink?

  3. Kyle says:

    Yes, another test would be nice, the water is flowing much slower right now, I was just there and filled a water cooler jug with it and it took quite a while. In the summer it flows extremely heavily/fast so wonder if it makes a diff in bacteria levels. Hope someone can do a check.

    I guess I will boil it all for now to be sure. Its too bad though it takes away the nice taste.

  4. Robert says:

    Just wanted to note that as an experienced caver in this area I have been to an underground section of this spring. The water collects in the fractures of the bedrock before emerging at the spring. There is little to no natural filtration occurring between the infiltration of the water into this cave system and its emergence at the spring.

  5. kelli says:

    Curious to know of any updates on this spring. Anyone test or drank from it recently?

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