Anyone who’s taken a drive through one of Canada’s national parks can confirm – aside from wildlife, few things have the power to stop us in our tracks quite like a waterfall and Kakwa Falls – the tallest in Alberta – is a must-visit.

Located about 3 hours from Grande Prairie, just along the British Columbia border – these mega falls are 30 meters high, which is approximately the size of a 9-story building.

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However, despite its size – this magnificent spot isn’t an easy find!

Hidden in 650 square kilometres of forest, creeks, lakes and mountains, only those who have four-wheel drive will be able to check this place out.

In addition to a trusted vehicle, it’s recommended that you bring survival gear, a GPS and some snacks for the trip because, after a drive, you’ll also need to take a 1.2 km hike to the observation deck and day use area.


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Once there, adventurers can take pictures, have a picnic, lounge about or have a fire.

If, of course, you’d like to stay a little while longer, there is camping nearby at Deadhorse Meadows – though be warned, this isn’t a ‘glampsite’ with running water or RV’s.

Is backwoods exploring your thing? Check it out. It really is something! 


Where: See directions here