About Big Chute
For most of the year, this is a dry spillway below a dam. At select times when the dam is open, the spillway can be quite spectacular. The long deep gorge is somewhat rare for the Canadian Shield, and contains much polished bedrock. Even if you arrive on a day when the falls is completely dry, it's still an interesting site. The Marine Railway is right adjacent to the spillway, and was once purported to be one of the most photographed tourist attractions in Ontario.