With a name originating from the Ojibwe phrase for “high falls”, it is not surprising that Kap-kig-Iwan Provincial Park protects some very impressive waterfalls. In the picturesque valley of the roaring Englehart River, you will see waters flowing down white-water rapids, through rocky ravines, and over numerous cascades. The Hell’s Gate Trail in the park provides views of waterfalls of all sizes, connected by roaring whitewater rapids. Stop and take a break along the way for some spectacular photos. This park is one of the most accessible areas in Northern Ontario, yet it is not heavily visited. This means you might experience a private viewing of the breathtaking natural scenery. As you explore the park, you will no doubt see some beautiful wildflowers in the spring, and maybe even some wildlife (including beavers!). The river is surrounded by towering birch and pine forests. This is where the park campground is situated, nestled among the trees, high above the river. This landscape has been slowly shaped over the last two billion years; the rocks at the bottom of the river valley are some of the oldest in the world, containing fossils of the earliest life on Earth.