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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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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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Alberta
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best thing about this attraction is that it is not yet over run by tourists. Takakaw Falls is off the beaten path so most tourists don't know where it is. There are many hikes from the parking lot as well. The falls are absolutely breathtaking, especially since you can walk to the base of the falls. Take a sweater,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We did not do the actual rock climbing that many groups were doing but we did trek up to the base of the rocks . It's a really fun climb , make sure you wear proper shoes !

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USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Takakkaw is a very picturesque falls in Yoho National Park. We did this on our way to Banff and its not to be missed. After you park, its a very nice walk towards the Falls and you can pretty much walk right upto to it if you can manage the water splashing on you. Its surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges... More

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Milan, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The highest waterfall in Canada! It's really high and wild but really stunning. Take a waterproof jacket because you will get wet! ;)

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Top Contributor
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is definitely worth the drive from Banff. The drive itself is wonderful and then the falls are some of the highest in North America. The falls drop nearly 1,000 feet from a high glacier and the views of the falls are dramatic. You can easily walk up to the viewing areas and then hike to the base if you... More

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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