Stratigraphic range: Frasnian
|Underlies||Trout River Formation|
|Overlies||Redknife Formation, Fort Simpson Formation|
|Thickness||up to 57 metres (190 ft)|
|Region|| British Columbia
|Named for||Kakisa River|
|Named by||H.R. Belyea, D.J. McLaren, 1962|
The Kakisa Formation is composed of silty and dolomitic limestone.  Reef builders such as corals and stromatoporoids can be identified in the formation. It is refoid in its northern extent, where its thickness is variable.
The Kakisa Formation reaches a maximum thickness of 57 metres (190 ft). it occurs at the surface in outcrops along the Kakisa River between Tathlina Lake and Kakisa Lake and as an escarpment along the Mackenzie River. In the sub-surface, it can be found in north-eastern British Columbia, where it is typically 30 metres (100 ft) thick, and thins out towards the Peace River Arch.