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Address: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-343-6783

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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A wonder that surpasses mere tourism. This is an accessible side trip to witness close up the power of a world class waterfall and wilderness that surrounds it.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonder that surpasses mere tourism. This is an accessible side trip to witness close up the power of a world class waterfall and wilderness that surrounds it.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a number of locations from which to view Takakkaw Falls. Each offers a different perspective, and each is better than the next. From the Iceline Trail is as good as it gets. So does the huffing and puffing! Do it anyway. The view is well worth it!

1 Thank Ed H
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Beautiful road leads up to Falls parking lot. Don't drive by. You can walk up into the falls mist if you want. Incredible place.

Thank Cameron S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

The season to see these falls is so short that if the road is open, you must go. Late June to late September is the small window of time available, so take advantage of it. The drive is easy if you're smart about it. Don't try to take a trailer or RV up there. The hairpin turns don't allow for... More 

3 Thank Skislikeagirl
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Nice drive up hair pin turns, and arriving marvel at the falls, walk right up to the foot of the falls, feel the cool mist and water, again mother nature at its best

Thank Elmer E
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

During our trip to Banff national park in 2015 summer our hotel receptionist recommended this falls and we had no idea how it was gonna be. I am super glad she told us about it or we would have missed this incredibly beautiful falls. The drive to the falls itself was a mesmerizing experience. Such a beautiful location. Just a... More 

1 Thank Ishwarya R
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Hands down one the most beautiful things I have experienced. Driving through Yoho NP was scenic and was topped off with a visit to the falls. It was awesome that you can walk up the rocks beside the fall. The pictures don't do it justice. You have to be there to hear the power of the falls.

Thank dsutha
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

After visiting Banff ( chairlift ride at Norway cool, Marilyn Monroe rode it, 1st chairlift in Canada in '48) and then the busyness of Lake Louise and Morraine lake we stopped in the town of Field BC and took the 10 mile or so road to Takakkaw falls which was well worth it. Just beautiful mountain scenery and a roaring... More 

1 Thank seescokid
Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

If your driving through Field BC it's worth the 20 km up to the falls. It's a sight to see. A short walk to the falls.

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Either way it is amazing. Pictures do not do this justice, you must see it in person. There is a small hike in from the parking lot, but it's very easy, no elevation changes. I love that you can explore without certain areas being closed off, also. My husband did a little climbing up the side of the waterfall. The... More 

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