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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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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%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (66 reviews)
“short walk” (26 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Our experience here was not the best as we went later in the day. Not to take away from the falls (as they are very nice) but it was just too busy for our liking. I would suggest going very early to have the best...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Few minutes walk from the main street and you can arrive at the falls. I never saw falls so high in the past. Great. For sure it's mandatory to pass here if you are in the nearby

Thank Amrod_x
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even given the number of waterfalls we'd already viewed, Takakkaw couldn't fail to impress. Very short walk from the ample parking lot which also had toilets. It was quite a cool day so we only went as far as the main trail end but you...More

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 5 days ago

I underestimated the beauty of this waterfall. I thought that the water would be much reduced but it seemed like it was flowing a lot for August. It is not a far drive and is less crowded that Banff an dLake Louise sights. It is...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Oh Em Gee. OMG. If you like hiking, and waterfalls, this is the place for you. You can see the Falls from the road (which is also a beautiful drive), and it just keeps getting better. If you've got your good shoes on, you can...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

..apparently! These falls don't disappoint. It's a relatively short walk to reach the falls along an easy path. You can feel the spray from maybe 25m away. There are so many waterfalls in Banff and Jasper Bational Parks that it can be tempting to think...More

Thank jang62600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place - hiked all the way to the falls - beyond where the paved path ends. The view all around is great. We also enjoyed the drive along Yoho Valley road to and from the falls.

Thank Asiak5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by locals to visit this waterfall. It was over in British Columbia so it was a bit of a drive from Lake Louise but it was worth the effort. However the road to get to the falls has a very tight switchback....More

1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told Takakkaw Falls is the second largest waterfall in Canada. It's amazing. There are hiking trails around the waterfall, or you could just take a leisurely stroll down to it. They also have little lookout spots incase you just want to hang out/picnic...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy hike to this spectacular Falls. Just before the parking area you get a glimpse and are like WOW. Then as soon as you park you hear the falls roaring in the distance. A very short hike bt a white river takes you up...More

Thank Shane D
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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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