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Address: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6783
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Description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one...
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.
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Stunning! Breath Taking! The great thing about this attraction is it in a beautiful area you can drive to. Have a picnic and view the very high powerful falls. With a short walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Stunning! Breath Taking! The great thing about this attraction is it in a beautiful area you can drive to. Have a picnic and view the very high powerful falls. With a short walk from the parking lot. You can be close and personal with this powerful waterfall. As you get close, you can feel the temperature drop and the mist... More 

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited Yoho NP on a day trip from our base in Canmore. This impressive fall is an easy 10 min. walk from the carpark. We got here in the afternoon after a morning at Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

very scenic, short trail from the parking lot to the foot of the falls, the falls and the river are beautiful, many squirrels and birds around. it's also a nice break from the banff crowds, even in the high season.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

These are not as well known as some other falls in North America, but they are well worth the somewhat difficult drive up to the car park. In addition you can walk quite close to them in complete safety, or if you are more adventurous, you can ascend the "Iceline" on the far side of the valley, and get a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The drive along Yoho Valley Road can be quite intense as it is narrow with a tight uphill switchback, which inexperience drivers might find it quite challenging, especially during peak seasons when lots of vehicles are sharing the same route from different direction. However, it’s totally worth the challenge as Takkakaw Falls is truly impressive and remarkable, that plunge from... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a rainy day in Banff so drove to YoHo national park and checked out the falls (clear skies). Able to climb up along the side of the falls for great pictures to show the size. Not crowded like some sigh-seeing spots.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The drive up a switchback road to get to the falls added a bit of adventure. If you are in a long motorhome it would prove challenging and require some reversing. You can see the falls from the approach road but make the effort to park and walk right up to the falls. It's quite an easy walk on a... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Was a drive to get there,not really right off the main road, but so worth it! Beautiful and can take a walk up close to it! Thundering and beautiful!

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Leaving the main highway and taking a side road that is rather thin in paces you travel about 14kms until you hit the very large car park. The waterfall is visible from the car park but do make the effort to walk along the paved pathways and stand at the foot of the falls. There is a picturesque bridge to... More 

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found out about this waterfall from the ranger at the visitor center in Field. She told us to backtrack about 20km and see the falls. OK, we had been seeing waterfalls all week and I almost didn't turn around, but I had a hunch. We were glad we did. The falls are incredible. I heard they are the second... More 

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