September 1, 2016

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Angus Sinkhole in gypsum karst

The northen part of Wood Buffalo park is underlain by deposits of limestone and gypsum. Acidic ground water has in many places dissolved the rock, forming caves and sinkholes.

Angus Sinkhole, Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 1, 2016
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: karstlands-wood-buffalo-park-nwt-canada

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Rapids of the Drowned

The macabre name of this massive whitewater rapids dates from the drowning of five paddlers for the Northwest Company in 1786. The sound of the rapids can be heard throughout the town of Fort Smith. This viewpoint overlooks a 300-meter section of riverbank that collapsed in 1968, taking three houses with it.

Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

September 1, 2016
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accession number: 2016-09-01 2
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
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Fort Smith Mission Park

The Oblate Catholic Mission is now Fort Smith Mission Park. It includes the church of St Isidore and St Alphonse, moved from its original site to Riverfront Park, then moved back.

Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

September 1, 2016
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accession number: 2016-09-01 3
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Bishop's House and community garden

Fort Smith Mission Park contains the historic Bishop's House and a commnunity garden.

Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

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accession number: 2016-09-01 4
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
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