Churchill Falls and Bowdoin Canyon are 25 km (16 mi.) w. on Rte. 500. The 77,700-square-kilometre (30,000-sq.-mi.) watershed of the Churchill River drains into a saucer-shaped plateau just above Churchill Falls. At one time the river dropped about 75 metres (245 ft.) over the falls and roared through the steep 8-kilometre-long (5-mi.) canyon where water volumes were measured at 340 cubic metres (12,000 cubic ft.) per second in the winter and 10 times that in the summer.
Because much of the water has been diverted to the town's hydroelectric plant, only a small volume flows, particularly during the summer. A well-maintained trail leads to several viewing areas.