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NWT's Carcajou Falls celebrated on new stamp


The Northwest Territories' Carcajou Falls, south of Norman Wells, is one of nine locations celebrated in a new series of Canada Post stamps.

The falls feature in the third set of stamps in a series entitled From Far and Wide. The latest set was announced by Canada Post earlier this week.

In the vicinity of the Canol Trail, Carcajou Falls is described by NWT Tourism as "splashing over a stony escarpment, sending spray into the mountain air. It's considered one of the most idyllic waterfalls in the Northland, and it's almost never visited."

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Photographer Gerold Sigl's image of the falls adorns one of the nine stamps. Other locations in the set include Saskatchewan's Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, Quebec's Îles de la Madeleine, and British Columbia's Kootenay National Park.

Adam Hill, a photographer formerly based in the NWT, has a photo of Cape Breton's Cabot Trail commemorated in the set.

In a news release, Canada Post said the stamps feature "more of Canada's most breathtaking vistas, released to transport mail to places near and far – and send one's sense of wanderlust soaring."

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The set includes five domestic-rate stamps plus stamps denominated at US, international, oversized, and single-purchase rates.

Domestic-rate stamps are available in booklets of 10 or coils of 100. Other denominations come in booklets of six and coils of 50.

There's also a collectible souvenir sheet featuring all nine stamps.

How the waterfall looks in the finished stamp

How the waterfall looks in the finished stamp, in an image provided by Canada Post.

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