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Old Posted Feb 16, 2009, 8:14 AM
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Lundbreck Falls, Alberta







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I love this picture, looks so scary!
It's hard to appreciate the scale, but those falls are twice as high as Niagara Falls.

When I was in Campbell River in November, I visited Elk Falls. It was my first taste of Pacific rainforest and I was quite enchanted by it all.



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Canada is such a beautiful country.
100% agreement.

Amazing waterfalls of all sizes across the country.

You can have threads dedicated to all sorts of natural wonders across Canada and it'll be chalk-full of beautiful and breath-taking images.
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Canada is an amazing country!

Here are some Saskatchewan waterfalls. Obviously not as large or breathtaking as some of the other ones posted in this thread, but they're here for your viewing pleasure none-the-less.













all pictures from http://www.parklandpublishing.com/sk...dex/index.html
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some pretty amazing falls we have... but I am still partial to the City of Edmonton's.



from eg linski - http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q62/eglinski



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About the Great Divide Waterfall
The Great Divide Waterfall was built in 1980 as an addition to Edmonton's High Level Bridge. Designed by city artist Peter Lewis, the waterfall was constructed to mark the occasion of Alberta's 75th Anniversary. The Great Divide Waterfall is now in operation every long weekend throughout the summer in celebration of holiday events.

The Great Divide Waterfall is 64 metres high (over 7 metres higher than Niagara Falls) and spans 91 metres along the expanse of the bridge. Water for the facility is supplied from a nearby 42 inch water main on the north side of the river. A special valve was designed to connect the water main to a 20 inch pipe leading to the top of the bridge. Extra pumps are used when the waterfall is running to supply the extra demand needed to maintain pressure throughout the water work system. Water pressure alone forces water to the top of the bridge where it enters a horizontal pipe filled with nozzles above the bridge at sidewalk level. The waterfall effect is created when approximately 50,000 litres of water per minute rushes out through the nozzles. For a two hour waterfall showing the water measures approximately 4,600 cubic metres.

The design for the Waterfall was originally conceived by Lewis as an artistic concept to salute the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. The plan was initially turned down due to technical problems and the idea was shelved because there was not enough time to complete the project for the Games. Lewis modified his design and the project was approved by Edmonton City Council.

Construction of the Great Divide Waterfall took three months and cost approximately $500,000 to build with the city providing a $100,000 grant to complete the project. The Great Divide Waterfall was officially turned on by Mayor C. J. Purves on September 1, 1980.
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When one really thinks of it Niagra Falls isn't that tall. It's just the amount of water that makes the site as interesting as it is. In comparision to other waterfalls in Canada it is actually only the 12th tallest.

Selected Waterfalls in Canada Name of Waterfall Vertical Drop (metres) Location
Della Falls 440 Della Lake, BC
Takakkaw Falls 254 Daly Glacier, BC
Hunlen Falls 253 Atnarko River, BC
Panther Falls 183 Nigel Creek, AB
Helmcken Falls 137 Murtle River, BC
Bridal Veil Falls 122 Bridal Creek, BC
Virginia Falls 90 South Nahanni River, NT
Chute Montmorency 84 Rivière Montmorency, QC
Twin Falls 80 Yoho National Park, BC
Chute Ouiatchouan 79 Rivière Ouiatchouan, QC
Brandywine Falls 61 Brandywine Creek, BC
Niagara Falls (American Falls) 59 (Niagara River, USA)
Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) 57 Niagara River, ON
Wilberforce Falls 49 Hood River, NU
Dog Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
Kakabeka Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
Chute de Shawinigan 46 Rivière Saint-Maurice, QC
Grand Falls 43 Exploits River, NL
Parry Falls 40 Lockhart River, NT
Wawaitin Falls 38 Mattagami River, ON
Elizabeth Falls 34 Fond du Lac River, SK
Aubrey Falls 33 Mississagi River, ON
Alexandra Falls 32 Hay River, NT
Thomas Falls 31 Unknown River, NL
Marengo Falls 30 Marengo Creek, NT
Barrow Falls 27 Barrow River, NU
Pigeon Falls 27 Pigeon River, ON
Scott Falls 27 Unknown River, NL
Tyrrell Falls 26 Lockhart River, NT
High Falls 24 Onaping River, ON
Schist Falls 24 Pukaskwa River, ON
Smoky Falls 24 Mattagami River, ON
Christopher Falls 23 Opasatika River, ON
Chute du Calcaire 22 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Chute au Granite 21 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Partridge Falls 21 Pigeon River, ON
Steephill Falls 21 Magpie River, ON
Louise Falls 20 Hay River, NT
Muhigan Falls 19 Muhigan River, MB
Big Beaver Falls 18 Kapuskasing River, ON
Chutes aux Schistes 18 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Twin Falls 18 Abitibi River, ON
Lady Evelyn Falls 17 Kakisa River, NT
Muskrat Falls 15 Churchill River, NL
Taskinigup Falls 15 Burntwood River, MB
Kazan Falls 14 Kazan River, NU
Rideau Falls 12 Rideau River, ON
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Here are some more Alberta waterfalls:


Takkakow Falls




SunFalls



Athabasca Falls



Check out this website for more!
http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/bilan/pi...ada/index.html
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Takakaw Falls is actually in BC. They are 7km west of the Alberta border.
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Selected Waterfalls in Canada Name of Waterfall Vertical Drop (metres) Location
Della Falls 440 Della Lake, BC
Takakkaw Falls 254 Daly Glacier, BC
Hunlen Falls 253 Atnarko River, BC
Panther Falls 183 Nigel Creek, AB
Helmcken Falls 137 Murtle River, BC
Bridal Veil Falls 122 Bridal Creek, BC
Just a correction - Panther Falls has a vertical drop of 61m

What is your source for this list of highest waterfalls?

I had never heard of Panther Falls before, let alone one of Canada's tallest falls being located in Alberta and was suspicious - so I googled it One source even states there is a common myth that it is 183m, although nobody seems to know where the myth originated.

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Just a correction - Panther Falls has a vertical drop of 61m

What is your source for this list of highest waterfalls?

I had never heard of Panther Falls before, let alone one of Canada's tallest falls being located and was suspicious - so I googled it One source even states there is a common myth that it is 183m, although nobody seems to know where the myth originated.
Thats interesting...

My source was the Atlas of Canada on the Department of Natural Resources website.

The Atlas of Canada - Waterfalls
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Pisu falls witch is a rest stop along highway 6 in northern manitoba on the 8 hour drive to thompson from winnipeg..
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When one really thinks of it Niagra Falls isn't that tall. It's just the amount of water that makes the site as interesting as it is. In comparision to other waterfalls in Canada it is actually only the 12th tallest.

Selected Waterfalls in Canada Name of Waterfall Vertical Drop (metres) Location
Della Falls 440 Della Lake, BC
Takakkaw Falls 254 Daly Glacier, BC
Hunlen Falls 253 Atnarko River, BC
Panther Falls 183 Nigel Creek, AB
Helmcken Falls 137 Murtle River, BC
Bridal Veil Falls 122 Bridal Creek, BC
Virginia Falls 90 South Nahanni River, NT
Chute Montmorency 84 Rivière Montmorency, QC
Twin Falls 80 Yoho National Park, BC
Chute Ouiatchouan 79 Rivière Ouiatchouan, QC
Brandywine Falls 61 Brandywine Creek, BC
Niagara Falls (American Falls) 59 (Niagara River, USA)
Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) 57 Niagara River, ON
Wilberforce Falls 49 Hood River, NU
Dog Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
Kakabeka Falls 47 Kaministiquia River, ON
Chute de Shawinigan 46 Rivière Saint-Maurice, QC
Grand Falls 43 Exploits River, NL
Parry Falls 40 Lockhart River, NT
Wawaitin Falls 38 Mattagami River, ON
Elizabeth Falls 34 Fond du Lac River, SK
Aubrey Falls 33 Mississagi River, ON
Alexandra Falls 32 Hay River, NT
Thomas Falls 31 Unknown River, NL
Marengo Falls 30 Marengo Creek, NT
Barrow Falls 27 Barrow River, NU
Pigeon Falls 27 Pigeon River, ON
Scott Falls 27 Unknown River, NL
Tyrrell Falls 26 Lockhart River, NT
High Falls 24 Onaping River, ON
Schist Falls 24 Pukaskwa River, ON
Smoky Falls 24 Mattagami River, ON
Christopher Falls 23 Opasatika River, ON
Chute du Calcaire 22 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Chute au Granite 21 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Partridge Falls 21 Pigeon River, ON
Steephill Falls 21 Magpie River, ON
Louise Falls 20 Hay River, NT
Muhigan Falls 19 Muhigan River, MB
Big Beaver Falls 18 Kapuskasing River, ON
Chutes aux Schistes 18 Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Twin Falls 18 Abitibi River, ON
Lady Evelyn Falls 17 Kakisa River, NT
Muskrat Falls 15 Churchill River, NL
Taskinigup Falls 15 Burntwood River, MB
Kazan Falls 14 Kazan River, NU
Rideau Falls 12 Rideau River, ON
Some are missing, such as Vauréal. I checked and it's drop is 76m and not 100 m as I thought.


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Thats interesting...

My source was the Atlas of Canada on the Department of Natural Resources website.

The Atlas of Canada - Waterfalls
Yeah, there seems to be some kind of confusion as to the actual height of Panther falls. After searching it online every site (besides the one you linked to) shows it as 60-63m - so I'll go with that

Apparently the height of 183m is not for one single waterfall, but a series of smaller falls over a 1km+ distance.

http://worldwaterfalls.com/waterfall...lberta--Canada

http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/b...hp?num=601&p=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_Falls
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Some are missing, such as Vauréal. I checked and it's drop is 76m and not 100 m as I thought.

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The list from the Atlas of Canada and is actually just a SELECTION of Canadian waterfalls - NOT a list of the highest waterfalls. Nor does it include all of Canada's waterfalls.
Plus it seems to have more than one error Maybe it was prepared by Canwest Global
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The list from the Atlas of Canada and is actually just a SELECTION of Canadian waterfalls - NOT a list of the highest waterfalls. Nor does it include all of Canada's waterfalls.
Plus it seems to have more than one error Maybe it was prepared by Canwest Global
That's why there are very few waterfalls from NU, NWT and YK! I expected much more from the territories!
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Some of the Hamilton ones like Devil's Punchbowl and Tew's Falls are around 40 metres.
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It's hard to appreciate the scale, but those falls are twice as high as Niagara Falls.
how about these then. I think the first 2 are pics of the rapids above the falls:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/evenelsewhere/897292216/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennwatson/539064635/


http://www.seatoskyexpeditions.com/n...er-rafting.php

Schwarzenback Falls, Auyuittuq NP, Nunavut

http://jovial.on.ca/vica/Arctic/Auyu...uyuittuq1.html
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Great stuff all around. I'd love to be the person in this pic. That looks like it would be a pretty cool place to swim/explore.

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Montmorency fall in winter.
Picture take by me from the Orléans island



With the bridge

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Two places I long to visit. Those top two photos are incredible.
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