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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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“parking lot” (79 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (14 reviews)
“short walk” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited late in September and I'd say the water volume was not as much as it would be in the Spring but still quite spectacular. The drive in was interesting - I would not want to be driving a large RV up that road...More

Thank plspoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sheer size, height, and sound of Takakkaw Falls will give your senses a wonderful experience. There is a short walk to the base of the falls which you should certainly do. The sound is impressive. However, be prepared to get a damp face and...More

Thank Dietz W
Reviewed November 8, 2017

A great sight and beautiful falls. Takakkaw means It is magnificent in the Cree language and the falls live to their name. 302m high!! The path to the falls in easy. You can get better views from a distance if you do the Iceline Trail...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed October 18, 2017

It was our guide who suggested we came here after visiting several other falls. In a way this is how one expects to see a water fall - from a distance and up high.

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Recommended by Park officials, we drove to this fall. It was rather late. Although the falls looked really nice, we didn't have time to hike closer. Nice drive, though.

Thank Ming G
Reviewed October 14, 2017 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 October 9, 2017 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 October 9, 2017

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 October 9, 2017

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

1  Thank webbfoot
Reviewed October 9, 2017

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

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Ula T
December 11, 2017|
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
Travel down the TransCanada Highway ( number 1). The falls are between Lake Louise and Field on the north side of the highway. It is a paved road right to the falls and is well marked on the Trans Canada highway where to... More
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