365 Canadian Sights | Day 138: Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls misting out
| Image from Flickr/Don Harder via CC BY 2.0 |

Canada just has so many great waterfalls.

While it may seem repetitive, here’s yet another, but again, it’s somewhat unique, and definetley spectacular.

No that I’ve talked down about Kakabeka, it should be noted it’s a pretty big waterfall, with 50 cubic meters of water flowing over the edge every second, on average, dropping 40 m to the stone below.

Like more than a few falls along the Niagara escarpment (which this isn’t part of) it’s got the step shape to it at certain points. I’m not a scientist, so I can’t really say why that happens (maybe it’s the shale) but it seems to be an Ontario thing. Thoughts?

Anywho, the falls are part of a provincial park now, which is based around the falls, but with more on offer. The region looks pretty nice, TBH, so once you’re done snapping shots of the falls, maybe check out the rest.

There’s also a local Ojibway legend to go with the falls, check it out here.

On Highway 1, it’s another location you’ll need your own vehicle for (but might be the perfect stop on a cross country road trip?). West of Thunder Bay by a bit, if you’re there it’d be a good day trip. Otherwise…well, Thunder Bay is kind on it’s own there.

A popular sight in the region, TripAdvisor has been kind to the falls (though there isn’t much else in the area. The official park website is here.

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