Take a break to enjoy a picnic or spend the afternoon fishing (in season, of course) along the fast-moving Kakisa River at this quaint territorial park.
Amenities include washrooms, a boat launch and a picnic/day-use area. Watch for trophy Grayling, too One of the iridescent northern fish’s favourite spawning tributaries is the Kakisa River, and Great Slave Lake is home to the current world record for Arctic Grayling.
Visitors to this territorial park can also hike the trail to Lady Evelyn Falls, where the Kakisa River drops off a limestone ledge, creating a frothing pool of trophy catches leaping and spinning through the air while fishers cast their lines.
Reach the park from Kakisa, which is at the end of a 13-kilometre detour from Highway 1, approximately two hours from the Alberta border, an hour-and-a-half from Hay River or four hours from the Northwest Territories’ capital, Yellowknife.