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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Waterfalls, National Parks
Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early... more » Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff. « less
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A short drive through the mountains with spectacular views gets you to these falls, and an easy path will get you up close to the waterfall. Easily our favorite waterfall in the park! The height and the beauty compare to none. You can walk right up to the base of the falls, and it's worth every step. As you walk... More

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Regina, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Short drive from Banff brings you to these wonderful falls. Very easy path takes you to the base of the falls. So great for the novice hiker. Wonderful views of the falls and the valley. A must see hidden in the park.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of hiking trails, breathtaking views, but the drive to the falls has a few blind, very narrow/tight turns.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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258 reviews 258 reviews
115 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A bit of a drive off the highway --- but so worth it. Great place to stop and have a picnic at one of their many tables with a view of the falls (that's what we did). Easy hike to the base of the falls. Lovely spot -- do not skip this!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Yes this is a fair drive from the main highway but a very enjoyable one. We could see cars parked in the road as we approached so just pulled over in a space. This happened to be nearby a footpath which took us though a small wooded area to a viewpoint and a bridge, which we could cross and walk... More

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Dallas, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an easy hike to the bottom of the 833 foot falls. The wind and water spray will feel great on a hot day. Even from a distance these are magnificent.

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Atlanta, GA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a 15 minute hike to see these magnificent falls, which are at least 2-3 times the height of Niagara Falls, although much narrower. At the base, the spray is significant as lots of water tumbles into the river. It is just awe inspiring to be there.

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Puurs, Belgium
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It takes quite a drive to get there, far into the park, and some parts of the road can be quite tricky, especially for those who want to take a huge RV. The Falls are high up, so the water splashes everywhere, a chilly but fun experience in hot weather. The river and forests surrounding the falls are beautiful too.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The drive up to the Falls is a very curvy drive through the mountains. It takes about 30 minutes from the highway. Takakkaw Falls is a nice waterfall with numerous vantage points. You can head out on hikes from this area to numerous other locations.

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Kessel-Lo
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Take an umbrella or a raincoat with you, even on the hottest of days, because you can only appreciate the Takakkaw Falls if you go as near as you can to the base. You'll be surprised by the wind and the water, it really is something, and you can onloy respect the forces of nature.

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