Kakabeka Falls /ˌk�kəˈbɛkə/ is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls Ontario, is 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 Legend of Green Mantle is Princess Green Mantle enters the Sioux camp along the Kaministiquia River and, pretending to be lost, she bargains with them to spare her life if she will bring them to her father's camp. Placed at the head of the canoe, she instead leads herself and the Sioux warriors over the falls to their deaths, sparing her tribe from the attack. The legend claims that one can see Green Mantle when looking into the mist of Kakabeka Falls, a monument to the princess that gave her life to save her people
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