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Address: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6783
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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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Enjoyed the Glacical Mist

Takakkaw Falls is an amazing site. The hike to the base of the falls crosses a bridge and is fairly easy and short. There is a restroom right near the bridge. The day my wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stuart Y
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Takakkaw Falls is an amazing site. The hike to the base of the falls crosses a bridge and is fairly easy and short. There is a restroom right near the bridge. The day my wife and I made the short hike the weather was mild and sunny, so we enjoyed the mist coming off the falls. If you are so... More 

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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun visiting this very amazing waterfall. The sound of it really grasps your attention. Short walk to the actual falls but well worth the hike

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have a bit of extra time when driving past Field BC, then make a point to drive up to these falls, you won't be disappointed! A 14 Km drive from the turnoff on a perfectly paved road will take you to the parking lots for the falls, and a short 15 minute walk will take you close enough... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a beautiful, majestic waterfall !!!! Thundering water plummets down its face into the Kicking Horse River. Truly spectacular! A must see when in the vicinity of Field, BC - approx 30 mins via Yoho Valley Rd.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came early and had the place to ourselves as walked around the waterfall. We found some adirondack chairs and had the coffee we brought with us. Come early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth the trip! We stopped en route from Banff to Jasper, only wish we'd thought to bring a picnic. Although busy there's enough for everyone!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a BC tour and decided that our first stop heading west would be this falls. The turn off is a bit tricky for the road leading up to it. you will miss it if you are fast. Takakkaw Falls pronounced ˈtækəkɔ meaning it is magnificent. is located in Yoho National Park, just before the little hamlet of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These falls are most impressive, especially in late spring/early summer during spring runoff. It can get quite crowded, but there are plenty of trails worth exploring that aren't nearly as busy. The trail up to Twin Falls, for example, is beautiful and takes you to a number of smaller, but no less spectacular falls. It's worth venturing off the beaten... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Follow the signs from the Trans Canada near Field, B.C. and travel 14 km up a narrow, twisting mountain road. At the very top you'll find a parking lot. Superb views of the waterfall are just a short stroll away. Well worth the detour from the main highway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls are nice and easily accessible from the parking lot for strollers and wheelchairs. Feel the spray of the falls as it crashes down.

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