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Jul 12, 2018 - Northwestern Lake Superior

Since this was only a 3 hour trip and I am not supposed to get to the next campground until after 2 PM, I left rainbow Falls at 11 AM. The weather wasn’t great – the fog kept me from seeing very far ahead of me, so I didn’t see the Lake or scenery for a bit. My first surprise was coming upon a Flying J rest area! I got gas for both the RV and the car at $1.489 per liter, and because I didn’t need so much, the total was $207. Ha! After a quick bite to eat, I kept going and stopped next at the Thunder Bay Visitor Center and rest area – these...

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Jun 17, 2017 - Kakabeka Falls

I drove into Thunder Bay, just to have a look around but it wasn’t a very successful trip. Thunder Bay is on the shore of Lake Superior so this was my first opportunity to see one of the Great Lakes. I just headed into the middle of town, thinking it would be obvious which direction I should go to see the lake but there was such a spider’s web of railway tracks & rivers that I got hopelessly lost. Every time I thought I was heading in the right direction I’d come across a railway track or river & the road would go off in a different way. I...

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Jun 16, 2017 - Kakabeka Falls

There were more thunderstorms forecast today but it was fine this morning so I did my washing which seemed to take most of the morning because, as usual, the laundry was at the end of the campground. It seems that often, in the Canadian campgrounds I’ve stayed at, the bathrooms & laundry are adjacent to the Office but here, which is one of the highest rated 4 star parks, there is a toilet block in the middle of the park, then a separate shower block & laundry across the soccer field at the back of the park. I can understand the lack of...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Quetico Park to Kakabeka Falls

There were huge thunderstorms overnight so everything is soaked & the mosquitoes are worse than ever which reinforced my decision to move on. I passed a couple more milestones today. First, a sign that said I was entering the Atlantic Watershed, that from here all streams flow south into the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, I had to look at the other side of the sign which said that from where I’d come from all streams flow north into the Arctic Ocean. Secondly, I’m now in another new time zone – I’m now on Eastern Daylight Time so 3 hours ahead...

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May 14, 2017 - puttin' on the miles to Kakabeka Falls

13 May This morning we are hooked up and on the road by 8:30. WTF says the navigator as she cheerfully (?) guides us onto Hwy17 leaving Kenora and having Kakabeca Falls in our sights. Rumour has it this is a spectacular sight, not to be missed. Travel along the Trans Canada in this area is fairly quiet with not a lot of traffic and what there is tends to mostly be transport trucks. The road is in excellent condition as it weaves its way along one waterway, be they rivers, lakes, bays or ponds, after another. There are not a lot of...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Kakabeka Falls

We left Neys Provincial Park at 9 am with slightly overcast skies and 13°C in the higher elevations. The wind was gusty most of the day with the occasional touch of Scotch mist. Driving and road conditions were good with occasional stoppage for bridge construction and blasting to widen rock cuts. When we stopped for lunch we fuelled up to the tune of $285 at $1.21/L. We arrived at Happy Land RV Park at 2 pm. We have a nice pull through site and a field for Sophie to play ball.

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Jun 5, 2016 - Pride and the Water

June5 - Sunday We travel 3 kms back to Kakabeka falls, yes you guessed it. All Provincial Parks charge you for everything. There is a lot of history here, especially with the Ojibwe Indians, Princess Green Mantle We wondered around, and Joe had another great walk, unfortunately he did a drop and roll in some fresh Goose poo. A BATH WAS REQUIRED. The views was so surreal, sort of like a mini Niagara falls, so much native history here. We stopped in at Fort William and found out it was like Fort Gary, in Winnipeg, and on top of the wind and...

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Jun 4, 2016 - Kakabeka in Thunder Bay

June 4 Saturday. Woke up early due to rain on the roof, on the road by 8 am Rained all the way, with moderate winds, Arrived at Kakabeka Falls at 13:00 hrs, Ontario time. Kakabeka Falls just west of( 25 kms) Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is well known for being the 3rd major shipping port of Canada on the shores of Lake Superior, I always thought of a port city on the coastline, haha. And, we all should remember where Terry Fox Stopped, his journey east of T-Bay. Thunderbay was a thriving pulp mill town in years gone by, but now struggles to...

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Aug 24, 2014 - Day 15 - Kakabeka Falls

The day started out grey (again!) so we were slow getting going. Used the morning to get some laundry done, have a shower, and do some reading. After lunch we hiked one of the trails - nothing special but it was good exercise. The best part of the day was having the sun come out as we returned from our hike, so we were able to sit outside for a while before dinner. Finished up our bag of firewood tonight and organized our stuff to get on the road again tomorrow.

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Aug 23, 2014 - Day 14 - Sleeping Giant - Kakabeka Falls

It's hard to believe we have been gone for 2 weeks already. "Winnie" has been a joy to travel in - the perfect size for us, with everything we need. We haven't seen any bears, wolves or moose yet but have had deer garzing near a few feet from our campsite and have seen a couple of foxes sauntering along the side of the road in the park. Our first stop on the way to Thunder Bay was the Terry Fox Memorial Centre, just east of the city. They have moved the bronze statue since we last saw it in the early 1990's. It is now on the top of a hill...

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Jun 10, 2007 - Kakabeka Falls, near Thunder Bay

20 miles west of Thunder Bay is the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park. The 'Niagara of the North' is a spectacular 131ft high waterfall and steep rock-walled canyon. There was an excellent boardwalk to view the falls with informative displays about the history of the falls and its place in the fur trade. The Kaministiquia River has historically been a trade route that provided a road for First Nations people, early explorers, travellers and fur traders alike. After hard upstream paddling, travellers reached a beautiful but impassable set of...

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