Located at the junction of Highway 1 and the Trout River, the Trout River (Sambaa Deh in the Slavey language) was a traditional transportation before and during the fur trade. The falls forced travellers to portage around this dangerous stretch of water. Today, hiking trails take you to views of both Sambaa Deh and Coral Falls. Coral Falls is named for the coral fossils washed down the river each year.
The Trout River flows in a canyon with steep, narrow sides below Sambaa Deh Falls. If you stand on the side, feel the rock vibrating under your feet from the force ofthe water roaring below. Please take care, because the rocks may be slippery when wet, and there are no fences.
- Sambaa Deh Falls are visible from the highway bridge that crosses the river
- Coral Falls are approximately one and a half km. upstream
- There’s a dramatic gorge on the north side of the highway about one half km west
- Good fishing for Arctic grayling and pickerel/walleye
- There are many fossils clearly visible in this area