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Canadian Waterfalls Thread

Canada is known for its natural beauty. Vast forests, mountains and hills, lakes, rivers and, waterfalls.

Waterfalls can be found in the middle of the wilderness or in the centre of a city. Some have been left in their natural state while others have been tapped to harness energy.

Here are a few of Ottawa's urban waterfalls:

Rideau Falls around Green Island. There are two set of falls on each side of the Island, though the east falls are better known and more accessible.

Dams were built in the 1800s to manage water levels.


https://twitter.com/NCC_CCN/status/1279142937927004163


https://twitter.com/Ottawa_Tourism/s...47769352667143

The falls are also home to Tavern on the Falls.


https://twitter.com/Ottawa_Tourism/s...37105353408512

Downtown, at the Zibi site between Ottawa and Hull, are the Chaudère Falls. The area has a long history, from their importance to the First Nations, to the forestry industry's take-over, they've become publicly accessible for the first time in 200 years during Canada's 150.

Hydroelectricity has been produced at the Chaudère Falls since 1891. Hydro Ottawa owns the entire operation, including the Québec side, and continues to invest to improve the site, both for power and for the public.


https://twitter.com/zibiCanada/statu...60332108578816


https://twitter.com/LeDroitca/status...74817067175936

A sound and light show was featured in 2017.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...alls-1.4343641

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Hydro plant upgrades.

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Lol, I saw Chaudière Falls and thought you meant Chûte de la Chaudière near Lévis.
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In Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Takakkaw Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Canada with a total height of 373m. Best viewed from the Iceline Trail in my opinion, but you have to climb around 700m to get this kind of view.


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I've hiked to Della Falls (Vancouver Island), one of the tallest in Canada

wikipedia.

Less known, but even taller, is James Bruce Waterfall (Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park, BC), the highest in North America, and 9th in the world.

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Did a hike to Troll Falls in Kananaskis last summer, gorgeous little waterfall, there are about 5 more above it as you climb up.

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Tulip Creek and McPhee Creek falls in Castlegar but my Flikr search aint workin today.
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Hamilton has many waterfalls, given its location along the Niagara Escarpment and the number of creeks and springs in the area's watershed.

There are more than 130 documented on the City of Waterfalls website, some of which are large and some seasonal or that only flow during rainfall. If you're ever in the city and have time for a hike, it's well worth it to walk the Bruce Trail or conservation area trails to see some of these up close. Waterfall enthusiasts often light up some of their favourites at night.

Here are a few notable ones... all photos below came from that site.


Albion Falls (19 metres tall)






Borer's Falls (15m)






Buttermilk Falls (23m)






Devil's Punchbowl (37m)






Sherman Falls (17m)






Tews Falls (41m)






Tiffany Falls (21m)








Webster's Falls (22m)



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Alexandra Falls on the Hay River NWT

And the Louise Falls Down stream along the MacKenzie Highway

[IMG]NWT Hayriver 021 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[/url], on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]NWT Hayriver 002 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[/url], on Flickr[/IMG]


And fishing for Char at the falls in Sylvia Grinnel Territorial Park Nunavut.

[IMG]Fishing for Char in Silvia Grinell Park by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[/url], on Flickr[/IMG]


And Last Athabasca Falls.

In January.

[IMG]DSC_6598 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[/url], on Flickr[/IMG]
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My favourite local falls are Dickson Falls in Fundy National Park. I always do the trail there every time I visit the park.

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Arguably BC's most famous, Helmcken Falls is huge. The concentration of water passing through its narrow walls is intense. An extremely loud and powerful surge.

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Saskatchewan's largest waterfall,
Hunt Falls at 60 meters wide and 30 meters tall.





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Niagara Falls, the Canadian side:

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One of my favorites:
Virginia Falls, NWT

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^Yep, Virginia Falls is a jaw-dropper. Would love to go there sometime.

Wapta Falls, British Columbia




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Little McPhee Creek Falls Castlegar

Little Mcphee Creek Falls by BRIAN CRAIG, on Flickr

Tulip Creek Falls Castlegar:

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Athabasca Falls outside of Jasper.



The Great Divide on the high level bridge here in Edmonton (sadly not longer operating).


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Cascade Falls/canyon Christina Lake BC:

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Brandywine falls, BC (adjacent to sea-to-sky highway)

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^^^ Ha looks like my photos.
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Not really a great abundance of waterfalls in Manitoba, but perhaps the best known is Pisew Falls near Thompson, in Northern Manitoba:


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