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sign: Kakabeka Falls

The two RV Gypsies
at Kakabeka Falls in Canada
June 28, 2013

Kakabeka Falls is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls in the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario, 19 miles west of the city of Thunder Bay.

The falls have a drop of 130 feet, cascading into a gorge carved out of the Precambrian Shield by meltwater following the last glacial maximum. Because of its size and ease of access, it has been consequently nicknamed "the Niagara of the North".

The rock face of the falls and the escarpments along the gorge are composed primarily of unstable shale, and are eroding. These rocks host sensitive flora, and contain some of the oldest fossils in existence, some 1.6 billion years of age. Due to the fragile rock, going into the gorge below the falls is prohibited.

The name Kakabeka comes from the Ojibwe word gakaabikaa "waterfall over a cliff "

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Below: Kakabeka Falls as seen from the viewing platform. This was the only angle viewable from this area. This is where most people take their pictures and the viewing platform was full of people.

Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls

Then the two RV Gypsies walked down the pathway to the second viewing area and from here the falls could barely be seen.

Kakabeka Falls
Kakabeka Falls

Then the two RV Gypsies decided to take photos from the bridge that goes over the top of the Kakabeka Falls. This was nice because nobody else was on the bridge.

panorama of Kakabeka Falls
Kakabeka Falls

The two RV Gypsies photographed each other on opposite ends of the bridge. (note: This was one straight bridge).

Lee Duquette on the bridge over Kakabeka Falls
Karen Duquette on the bridge over Kakabeka Falls

Panorama view of Kakabeka Falls from the far side of the bridge

Panorama view of Kakabeka Falls from the far side of the bridge

Different views of Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls as seen from the bridge
Kakabeka Falls as seen from the bridge

Karen Duquette at Kakabeka Falls

Karen Duquette at panorama of Kakabeka Falls as seen from the bridge

Kakabeka Falls as seen from the Visitor Center side of the park. The two RV Gypsies thought this was the best view, but nobody else came over to this side, yet there were a lot of people on the other side.

Kakabeka Falls as seen from the Visitor Center side of the park
Kakabeka Falls as seen from the Visitor Center side of the park

The two RV Gypsies think that the trees in the middle of Kakabeka Falls really make these falls unique.

Kakabeka Falls as seen from the Visitor Center side of the park
Kakabeka Falls as seen from the Visitor Center side of the park

The two RV Gypsies at Kakabeka Falls

The two RV Gypsies at Kakabeka Falls
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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
June 27 - 28, 2013

You may visit these ten (10) sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Minnesota below.

KOA campground

Terry Fox Memorial

The Sleeping Giant
and a lighthouse

Thunder Bay Marina
and Park

a unique unnamed park

Thunder Bay Lookout

Kakabeka Falls

Boulevard Lake Fishway

Silver Islet and some deer

Karen's Kountry Kitchen

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all ten (10) sections above,
please continue on to Grand Marais, Minnesota