Located at the Northwestern end of Lake Superior, where the Kaministiquia River meets the Lake, Kakabeka Falls stand 40 meters high. Named “Kakabeka” from the Ojibwe word gakaabikaa “waterfall over a cliff”, these falls are the 2nd highest in Ontario after Niagara Falls. In addition to its impressive height, the falls are significant for their historic connection to a route used by the Voyageurs and for the presence of fossils at the bottom of the falls that date back to 1.6 million years ago! Today, visitors can view the falls from the top of the cliffs and enjoy the nearby hiking trails.