Alexandra Falls N.W.T

On the way to Northwest Territories, one has to stop at the Twin Falls Gorge Park.  It is situated not far from the Alberta / NWT border, and it is a site to behold.  Alexandra Falls is the first set of falls on the Hay River.  It is the largest of the two falls, measuring about 36m (107ft).  The site is absolutely spectacular.  On one side you have this caramel coloured river: Hay River

On the other you have a long and deep canyon:


In between there is Alexandra Falls.

Alexandra Falls

The deep caramel colour of the river is a caused by  its flow through acidic peat and has no connection with human pollution.  I have ventured to the side of the falls, just to see how close I can get to the edge.  Not the smartest move on my part, as the rock by the edge was wet and slippery.  The roar of the water was deafening and the drop was mesmerizingly terrifying.  I managed to snap this shot from as close to edge as I dared to go:

Edge of Alexandra Falls.

Researching the falls a little I found this video on youtube, (it's not my video!) that shows a person walking to where I dared to go.