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Virginia Falls
Location Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
Coordinates 61°36′26″N 125°44′12″W / 61.60722°N 125.73667°W / 61.60722; -125.73667Coordinates: 61°36′26″N 125°44′12″W / 61.60722°N 125.73667°W / 61.60722; -125.73667
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Type Segmented
Total height 96 m (315 ft)
Average width 259 m (850 ft)
Number of drops 1
Average flow rate 1,000 m3/s (35,000 cu ft/s)
Watercourse South Nahanni River
World height ranking 860

Virginia Falls (Slave: Nailicho) is a waterfall in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the South Nahanni River, at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft). It is located 120 km (75 mi) from the Yukon border.

It has a total drop of 96 m (315 ft), making it about twice the height of Niagara Falls. It consists of a single drop with an average width of 259 m (850 ft). The rock in the centre of the falls is called Mason's Rock, named after Bill Mason, a Canadian canoeist, author, and filmmaker.

The Virginia Falls Water Aerodrome is close by.

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