Virginia Falls (Northwest Territories)
|Location||Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada|
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|Total height||96 m (315 ft)|
|Number of drops||1|
|Average width||259 m (850 ft)|
|Watercourse||South Nahanni River|
|1,000 m3/s (35,000 cu ft/s)|
|World height ranking||860|
Virginia Falls (Slavey: Nailicho) is a waterfall in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the South Nahanni River, at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft). It is located 120 kilometres (76 miles) from the Yukon border.
It has a total drop of 96 m (315 ft), making it about twice the height of Niagara Falls. It consists of a single drop with an average width of 259 m (850 ft). The rock in the centre of the falls is called Mason's Rock, named after Bill Mason, the famous Canadian canoeist, author, and filmmaker.
The Virginia Falls Water Aerodrome is close by.
- Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
- World Waterfall Database: Virginia Falls
- Encyclopædia Britannica. "Virginia Falls". Encyclopædia Britannica.
- Scheffel, Richard L.; Wernet, Susan J., eds. (1980). Natural Wonders of the World. United States of America: Reader's Digest Association, Inc. p. 405. ISBN 0-89577-087-3.
- LIFE, The Editors of (2016-09-02). LIFE Paradise Found: 100 Places - Beautiful Beyond Belief. Time Inc. Books. ISBN 9781683305606.
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