Virginia Falls

Fort Smith, NT
Type: Waterfalls
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Virginia Falls, located in Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories, Canada, is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country. It is situated along the South Nahanni River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its rugged beauty and pristine wilderness.

Virginia Falls is a breathtaking display of nature's power, with water plummeting over a sheer drop of over 90 meters (295 feet), making it nearly twice the height of Niagara Falls. The falls are surrounded by towering cliffs and lush greenery, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring landscape that attracts visitors from around the world.

Visitors to Virginia Falls can experience its grandeur from various vantage points, including hiking trails and viewing platforms located along the river. The park offers guided tours and wilderness expeditions for those seeking a more immersive experience, allowing them to explore the rugged terrain and pristine wilderness of Nahanni National Park Reserve.

In addition to its natural beauty, Virginia Falls holds cultural significance for the indigenous Dene and Métis peoples, who have inhabited the region for thousands of years. The falls are named after Virginia Shaw, the fiancée of geologist Frank H. Shaw, who was part of the first expedition to explore the Nahanni River in the early 20th century.

Overall, Virginia Falls is a must-visit destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to experience the raw beauty and untamed wilderness of the Northwest Territories. Whether you're marveling at the sheer power of the falls, exploring the surrounding landscape, or learning about the cultural heritage of the area, a visit to Virginia Falls promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Canada's northern wilderness.

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Height 315 feet
Width 850 feet
Water Source South Nahanni River

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