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A person standing on the cliff at Alexandra falls in the NWT_ A person standing on the cliff at Alexandra falls in the NWT_Darren Roberts Photography Alexandra Falls NWT. Photo by Mark Jinx People sitting at the edge of Alexandra falls in the NWT a Trail at Alexandra falls in the NWT.  Photo by Benji Straker
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Alexandra Falls

A mandatory stop on the drive North of Sixty, this booming 10-storey spillover on the Hay River is the centerpiece of Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park, not far from Enterprise. Shockingly, in 2003, an American daredevil kayaked over the falls – and lived.

This is a dramatically beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic, take a three-kilometre stroll to nearby Louise Falls, or just take in this magnificent waterfall from two viewing platforms. Interpretive displays along the trail provide historical information about the area, including the falls’ spiritual significance to the Dene people who regarded the Twin Falls as the sacred resting place of two spirits – Grandmother and Grandfather. The couple are said to remain here until the falls disappear, protecting the land and ensuring people respect creation. 

The day-use area here has picnic facilities, kitchen shelters, tables, drinking water, outhouses and, of course, ready access to the sights and sounds of the waterfalls.

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