Kakabeka Falls in Thunder Bay

At 40 metres, Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario. Located on the Kaministiquia River, the waterfall plunges over sheer cliffs and fossils that are 1.6 million years old - some of the oldest fossils in existence!

Let's set started!

From Thunder Bay, head 32 kilometres west on Highway 11/17 to get to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park. From the parking lot, you can head towards the boardwalk and platforms for gorgeous views of the falls and gorge. The boardwalk wraps around the top of the falls and across the Kaministiquia River so you can visit both sides.

After checking out the falls, you can head to the Natural Heritage Education Program at the Visitor Centre to learn more about the park. 


  • Kakabeka Falls is open all year round. 
  • If you're just visiting the falls, the walk-in fee is $2 for adults and $1 for students (age 6-17).
  • Due to fragile rock, you won't be able to see the falls from the bottom. 
  • The park also offers camping, hiking trails, a small beach for swimming, paved roads for biking, cross-country skiing and picnicking facilities.

Happy Adventuring!