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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (77 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (14 reviews)
“short walk” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must see. Was there one week before the road closed for the winter months. Was chilly but an absolutely scenic part of Yoho. I will return

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just drive by to take some pictures. The road is almost an adventure in itself. The falls themselves are pretty overrun with tourists, and there isn't much more around to offer than the falls. Or not in October. Well, the sight was nice enough...More

Thank Immerenga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3rd trip here in just over a year. Still impresses and certainly a big hit with out of country visitors. Nice picnic benches as well. The walk fro the parking lot to the falls offers ever changing views of this beautiful waterfall.

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takakkaw Falls is a very magnificent water fall. The road to the falls, Yoho Valley Road, is a nice drive of about 10 miles each way. My husband loves to drive the double switch backs, why I do not know. On the way to falls...More

Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to visit these impressive falls and make sure you spend time on the various paths and trails to get different views. Being careful, you can walk very close to base of the falls but plan to get wet from the immense spray....More

Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

came along here with family as i haven't been here for 50 years! it was time to return! the well marked turnoff in the yoho national park is just past (east) the small village of field, b.c,. about a 20 minute drive to the falls...More

Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on our way to Emerald Lake, I saw the sign for Takakkaw Falls and made a split second decision to drive in and have a look. I am so glad that I did because it ended up being one of the highlights of our...More

Thank EvelynSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main falls in the area. Drove there from Lake Louise, took probably like 40 min one way.. It’s a nice place for picnic, beautiful waterfall.. I wouldn’t say it’s something amazing, I’ve seen better, but it’s still a nice one to visit....More

Thank Vinettta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much across the road from Field, BC, it is worth the small hike to get to it. Easy walk. There are other trails (longer) that you can take from the parking lot as well

Thank NCS_AB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked visiting these falls. The switchbacks on the drive up were also very cool. The drive itself up to the falls was beautiful.

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Tyler T
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Fireball_Deluxe | Reviewed this property |
You can. It's quite a distance from the Trans Canada Hyw though. From the parking lot at the falls you can also ride bikes in
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Johan W | Reviewed this property |
Easy, a few 100 yards. No problem at all.
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