Kakabeka Falls – Oliver Paipoonge, Ont.
Nicknamed “Niagara of the North,” this magnificent waterfall is located 30 kilometres west of Thunder Bay on the Kaministiquia River. Ojibwe for “waterfall over a cliff,” Kakabeka Falls are easily accessible with numerous trails and a platform that wraps around the top. Plunging 40 metres, the tumbling waters descend into a gorge that has been carved out of Precambrian shield. Along with being home to some of the oldest fossils in the world, the spot is also one of the traditional fur trade routes of the Voyageurs.