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Lady Evelyn Falls

So perfect it seems planned. This road-accessible cascade is just outside the little village of Kakisa. It occurs where the Kakisa River jumps off an ancient coral reef, forming a crescent-shaped, 17-metre-high curtain of spray. A staircase leads into the gorge at the base of the falls. 

Make the trip out to see the Lady Evelyn Territorial Park even if you don’t plan to camp overnight. The Kakisa River is a warm and boulder-strewn waterway with many lovely spots for wading and swimming. The fishing is also excellent here – Northern Pike, Pickerel and Arctic Grayling can be caught by casting small spoons into the pools at the base of the falls. 

There are 23 powered campsites in the park, plus washrooms and showers, a kitchen shelter, drinking water, firewood, interpretive displays and helpful staff. From the Mackenzie Highway, an access road leads 6.8 kilometres south to the park. From the parking lot, a short trail leads to Lady Evelyn Falls. 

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