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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
250-343-6783
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

saw chose falls in june, very impressive. After you saw those falls, go take a hike at laughing falls, really worth it! Also, go eat a lunch in field at truffle pigs, you won't regret it!

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Lillehammer, Norge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On my 3rd visit to this area, the road was open after the winter, and we drove in to see it, It sure was worth the effort. We walked all the way to the bottom of the falls and could feel the shower from it. You feel very small standing in front of the impressive mountain wall.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Fun time and good walk. Very impressive to see this massive waterfall. Easy parking and a nice wal to see the fall. Plenty of great photo opportunies as you walk out.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

In Cree, Takakkaw means It Is Magnificent. I can't add anymore. The falls are beyond description. It's a gentle walk so suitable for everyone. It's cool and wet the closer you get to the Falls as the mist sprays quite a distance

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Hong Kong
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We picked the Takakkaw Falls as one of our brief stop on our driving trip around the Yoho National Park area. As the second tallest falls in Western Canada at a height of 1,260 ft., it looked spectacular from a distance. I believe if we got the time to negotiate our way closer to the falls, we would definitely be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

There are a few winding roads to get to the falls but keep going, its worth it! The falls are brilliant, you can really close to the falls on the rocks and can get some stunning pictures.

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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Spelling the name is a little tricky as is the road into the Falls but ultimately worth it. Take a break from the highway madness and work your way in here and you might see the tour bus backing its way up the switchback along the way. The falls are in Yoho National Park with "Yoho" being a Cree word... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Well worth the 10 minute walk to get up close. This lovely spot is a drive off the highway and includes a few fun switchbacks. The day we walked to the falls we had the path and view to ourselves even though it was a sunny day in July. Once at the falls the mist was cool so bring a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Go, if you're at all able. This gem is beautiful right from the first glimpse along the road. Even in rain, you will likely see rainbows from the spray. If you can walk up close, it's slippery. But it's worth it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Falls are spectacular. You can walk right up to the base of them. The drive up to the Falls is interesting and a little nail-biting thanks to the switchbacks but it is well worth it! Just don't drive a big car, truck or RV! :) When we arrived, we didn't go to the base of the Falls right away... More

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