My husband and I first heard about Kakabeka Falls when visiting Thunder Bay, Ontario. It happened to be my birthday, so it was the time for something exciting too see. It really was, and we didn’t regret our trip 🙂 – A great way to spend a special day!. You can walk over the bridge and the wooden built viewpoints while admiring the wonderful surrounding nature and landscape. Tourists come here all year round, as the park is accessible in all seasons. * Click on the pictures to see them larger and clearer!
I’m not a big hiker, so I preferred to see this massive waterfall from the water level – so to speak. (I actually love to take photos of water). We also crossed the bridge for a different point of view. Although it’s not dangerous at all, I can say that it was a little intimidating. There is a lot of water running under your feet there 🙂
We also learned that this was in fact the second highest waterfall in the province. From the level of the walking alley, the water goes down over a steep cliff into the Kaministiquia river with a spectacular splash. That actually explains the name Kakabeka. The indigenous Canadian people first called it “Gakaabikaa” which translates to “waterfall over a cliff”.
Some travelers even also call this waterfall “the Niagara of the North”. That’s probably because it has a drop of about 40m (130 ft). When you look down you can see how tall it is… almost scary. The ground in this area seems to have quite a few minerals, most probably iron – thus giving the water its brownish color. But regardless of the color, the fall is majestic and beautiful. I hope you enjoyed seeing these pictures as much as we enjoyed the trip 🙂 They are all available as art prints in my FAA gallery.