Alexandra Falls, Northwest Territories, Canada

Alexandra Falls, Northwest Territories, Canada

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A short distance after crossing into the Northwest Territories from Alberta, I saw the signs for Twin Falls Territorial Park along the Mackenzie Highway 1. My wife Tori and I were on an epic camper van trip to Yellowknife, and stopping at Twin Falls proved to be one of the highlights of our road trip. Alexandra Falls is one of two impressive falls, only a short distance from each other on the Hay River, Alexandra is the tallest and most powerful of the two. In winter, the 105 foot falls becomes totally encased in ice, and you can cross country ski up the succeeding gorge right to it’s base. The falls lies a short walk off the highway and Twin Falls Territorial Park offers camping. More amazingly, Alexandra Falls is one of several impressive falls that lies on the Northwest Territories renown Waterfalls Route, which is part of the larger Deh Cho Travel Connection.

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.