Alexandra Falls

Coordinates: 60°30′02″N 116°16′45″W / 60.50056°N 116.27917°W / 60.50056; -116.27917
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Alexandra Falls
Hatto deh Naili
The falls in January
Alexandra Falls is located in Canada
Alexandra Falls
Location in Canada
LocationOn the Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
Coordinates60°30′02″N 116°16′45″W / 60.50056°N 116.27917°W / 60.50056; -116.27917
Total height32 m (105 ft)

The Alexandra Falls (Slavey: Hatto deh Naili) is a 32 m (105 ft)[1] waterfall located on the Hay River in the Northwest Territories. The falls, the third highest in the NWT, form part of the Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park and has its own day use area with a 3 km (1.9 mi) trail to the main campsite at Louise Falls (15 m drop),[2] the second of the Twin Falls. Situated on the Mackenzie Highway the falls are about 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of Enterprise and 43 km (27 mi) southwest of Hay River.[3][4]

Both Ed Lucero[5] and Tyler Bradt,[6] whitewater kayakers, have successfully gone over the falls in kayaks. Traditional Dene lore says that the two falls are two spirits, Grandmother and Grandfather, who protect the area.[7]

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  1. ^ "Alexandra Falls". Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. at the Atlas of Canada
  2. ^ Smith, D.G. (1987). Landforms of Alberta interpreted from airphotos and satellite imagery. Edmonton, Alberta: Alberta Remote Sensing Center, Alberta Environment. p. 21. ISBN 0-919975-10-0.
  3. ^ Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park Archived March 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Destination Park Archived April 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Ed Lucero Archived December 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Tyler Bradt Exclusive Interview Archived August 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Twin Falls Territorial Park Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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