Kakabeka Falls Tourism, Canada

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Kakabeka Falls /ˌkækəˈbɛkə/ is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls in the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario, 30 km (19 mi) west of the city of Thunder Bay. The falls have a drop of 40 m (130 ft), cascading into a gorge carved out of the Precambrian Shield by meltwater following the last glacial maximum. Because of its size and ease of access, it has been consequently nicknamed "the Niagara of the North". The rock face of the falls and the escarpments along the gorge are composed primarily of unstable shale, and are eroding. These rocks host sensitive flora, and contain some of the oldest fossils in existence, some 1.6 billion years of age. Due to the fragile rock, going into the gorge below the falls is prohibited. The name "Kakabeka" comes from the Ojibwe word gakaabikaa "waterfall over a cliff" (French pronunciation: ​[ˈɡəkaːˈbɪkaː][help]).


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Facts and Stats for Kakabeka Falls*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kakabeka Falls

    Know the pollution level of Kakabeka Falls before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.89 (Very Low)
  • Kakabeka Falls: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kakabeka Falls for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kakabeka Falls.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.89 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 73.68 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.47 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.16 (High)
    • Attacks 63.16 (High)
    • Drug offense 80.26 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.21 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.95 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65.79 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.05 (High)
  • Living in Kakabeka Falls - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kakabeka Falls is 143.04 (High)

    • Safety Index 36.93 (Low)
    • Climate Index 20.8 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 22.66 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.8 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.14 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 62.9 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.81 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 110.31 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kakabeka Falls

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kakabeka Falls

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.68 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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