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 largest 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 it’s size – this magnificent spot isn’t an easy find!

Hidden in 650 square kilometers 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 Deadhose 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